Although some of the quirky finishes were a good talking point, I was not fond of the outdated look. The most exciting part about this project was spending under $700 to update and decorate this bathroom. This vanity matches the floor (blue), has features and details that make it look more expensive (soft close drawers), and has a solid-colored countertop (some of the speckled countertops look very cheap, in my opinion).
Next on my shopping list was something more modern than the current mirror-light combo with the built-in cup holders.
The DIYs I was able to tackle in this budget bathroom update was the walls and some decor. Lastly, my bathroom updates on a budget included a new shower curtain, baskets, faux plants, hand towels, and a picture frame.
These decor items add up quickly if you’re not careful, but later in this post, I’ll share how I DIY’d, and bargain shopped to keep this inexpensive. Some other DIY projects that come to mind are tiling the floor, adding an accent wall with ship lap or board and batten, and decor. Also, the floor was not tile, so I could not try this DIY, but I am itching to paint tile… so stay tuned!
It’s still on my list of projects, I just need to find an outdated tile floor to try it! The odds are good that you want to update those tacky gold fixtures in your bathroom (or the entire house, like in my case). Using spray paint is a fun, easy, and affordable way to update gold fixtures.
It, however, may not be the best solution in the long run since, depending on what you are spraying, it may chip or wear off over time. I recommend spray painting items that are not a high-touch surface, such as light fixtures. If having the added maintenance of touching up chips is not an issue for you, I’d also spray paint door handles and the faucet. I will say, I spray-painted the kitchen and bathroom faucet in my camper, which held up far beyond my expectations.
Again, this can get expensive quickly, but with a bit of time and internet searching (thank goodness for Amazon! Bargain shopping was my only option since this bathroom was so outdated that there wasn’t even a light to paint.
Use bathroom supplies as decor- fill the baskets with toilet paper and towels You don’t have to replace the entire toilet; a new seat is a quick bathroom update that will go a long way- trust me! Let’s talk more about bathroom vanity updates that are quick, easy, on budget, and add value to your home.
Replacing a bathroom vanity can be expensive- take your time shopping around and wait for it to go on sale.
I scored this gorgeous bathroom vanity for only $400- while the original price was several hundred dollars more. The vanity sat in my garage for quite some time before I could install it, but I didn’t care since I scored such a great deal on it!
Now, I don’t know when I’ll start this bathroom update, let alone install the vanity, BUT that is beside the point! I think the best designs include some sort of accent or texture on the wall.
Here is a link to my entire collection of budget bathroom fixtures and decor.
Paint: The walls are Sherwin Williams City Loft 7631, and the trim is SW Alabaster 7008.
This DIY decor added the perfect touch of fun and finished, and it cost me all of $1. DIY Towel Bar: I’ve used these farmhouse hooks for three other projects throughout my home, so I can honestly say they are the best!
A simple bathroom update is to swap out the shower rod and hooks. But, here is a link to the shower curtain I used in my downstairs bathroom remodel which is equally as adorable. Plant: Adding greenery to any space to instantly create cozy vibes. These gold baskets are budget-friendly, functional, and in this case, add a little decor and design to my bathroom update. I hope you feel more confident about tackling a bathroom makeover now that I’ve covered all the essentials. I’m no expert, just a girl building a life I love with a passion for sharing what has worked for me.