I'm going to be completely honest with you. When I finished our guest bathroom makeover I had this feeling of "it's not good enough" go through my head a few times. We don't have special/unique tile on the floors or in the shower. I kept the builder grade light fixture (which I actually love), faucet, and towel holder. The vanity and counter are the same builder grade. I didn't even paint it some cool color. This isn't going to be one of those "Pinterest worthy" bathrooms the people drool over. Why even bother sharing?
Then I ticked myself off for even thinking that way. I mean really. Not all of us are completely remodeling, or building custom, or have a bunch of extra money to toss at a full up mind blowing makeover. Some of us have regular bathrooms that we just want to spruce up a bit. And there is nothing wrong with that! I'm actually pretty embarrassed at myself for having that thought enter my mind. Anyway, I feel better getting that off my chest.
So here it is! Our builder grade guest bathroom made a lot more interesting for not-a-lotta money.
Let me share the before pictures so you can see what all changed.
This bathroom is attached to our guest room I recently made over. I used the same formula in this guest bathroom as I did in the kids' bathrooms. DIY shiplap and adding 1x2's to frame the builder's mirrors. You can see Izzy's bathroom here and Sam's here. For more info on how I did the shiplap and what I used, check out this post. The paint (PPG Palomino Gray) stayed the same as did the faucet, light, and hand towel ring.
I made a shower curtain made out of a Nate Berkus sheet from Target and added fringe from an old scarf. Check out this tutorial for info on how to make a shower curtain (Tip: For this shower curtain, you only need one queen size sheet). Hanging the shower rod up higher makes a HUGE difference. I got rid of the towel rod over the toilet (those always drive me nuts) and hung this Cascading Roses print from Vol25. I love the color it brings into this neutral space.
The builder grade mirror was taken down, glued to a piece of plywood, and gray stained 1x2's were added to the sides. This is such an inexpensive way to make a plain builder's grade mirror look special! In the reflection of the mirror, you can see my solution for not having a towel rack anymore.
There wasn't wall space close enough to the shower for a towel bar, and the closet door next to the shower was too tall for an over-the-door hook. But, there was just enough space between the shower tile and trim of the door for these tiny hooks to fit perfectly!
Love how the mirror hangs just above the top of the shiplap.
The vanity had zero hardware, so I added some simple black hammered knobs. And, now that I see the picture, I want to add something to the false drawer fronts like I did in our master.
So that's it! I wish I had a number for you of what I spent in here. The largest expense would have been the wood for the shiplap, but since I used thin plywood it was minimal. If I had to guess, I'd say this was pulled together for a little over $100. I'm feeling much better about this makeover now that I think about it ;)
SOURCES: DIY shower curtain (made out of this sheet) . rose art print . picture frame - IKEA . knobs . small hooks . bath towel - TJ Maxx (similar here) . hand towel - West Elm, no longer avail (similar here) . light fixture . faucet . soap pump - Homegoods . wall color - PPG Palomino Gray . shiplap color - BM White Chip
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