Small Budget Bathroom Makeover

Small Bathroom Makeover - Nest of Bliss

Hi friends!

Recently I shared with you our DIY planked wall tutorial for our bathroom, and as promised – here is the full room reveal!

We are so pleased that we finally got around to finishing this bathroom. It was a mess to deal with… We *started* to work on it by changing the shower head to a lovely “rain” shower head, and changed the bulky vanity to a pedestal sink – but then we left it alone for another year. That’s how it goes sometimes, right?

Below are some awful before shots of how our bathroom started out:


Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Yup. That’s a pull switch light. So convenient to walk in and turn on in the dark… Not!

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

This was one of the last wallpaper removals we had to do. Yipee! We also did some foam insulating.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

This pedestal sink we actually installed pre-blogging. Before there was a bulky vanity taking up heaps of space.

Now that that awful mess is over, here are the AFTER SHOTS!
Keep in mind this is a very small bathroom, so it’s not really possible to get an overall shot of the space.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Much brighter! The horizontal planked walls we installed helped to visually expand the space.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

For the walls we added simple hooks onto the planks for easy access to towels. We also changed out the paper roll holder to a simpler design.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Basic wood shelves Jeff built were added for storage for towels and other bathroom necessities.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

…We own more than two hand towels. It was laundry day, ya’ll!

All of my antique insulators are second-hand. I never spend more than a few dollars on one. I love how unique each one is.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

The shelves also serve as a nice place to display some of my beachy decor. My conch shell has never looked better! ;)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

At the bottom of the shelves, a wicker basket was added for dirty laundry. Not having to carry our clothes to our own basket in our bedroom has been so convenient!

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

We selected a grey vinyl flooring in here which really helped finish off the space. For the footsies, I selected a sea green shag rug from HomeSense that can just be tossed in the wash when dirty.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Here’s the rain shower head we installed. Prior to this there was a very aged small shower head with poor pressure.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

We dealt with the pull light by installing a switch and an attractive small chandelier and decorative base. It adds a nice bit of glam to this otherwise laid-back space. The chandelier used to hang in our old bedroom when we were in a rental – we purchased it from Home Depot for under $100! The last time I saw it there it was around $70 or so, but many similar models to ours can be found through their website.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

In addition to the sink we installed, we removed the shelves and hung an antique mirror that I bought from a foreclosure sale – in a barn of all places!

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

I just simply painted it over and glazed it in black. :)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Our soap dispenser and bar holder are from HomeSense. They bring a nice texture to the simple sink.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Speaking of – the sink we selected is very wide which is really useful for Jeff in the morning when he needs to shave. We purchased it second-hand for $40! It creates a lot more flow in this small bathroom not having a large vanity sitting here.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

For wet hands, we decided to hang a hand towel on a simple hook.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

This useful holder for our toothbrushes was made based on a tutorial that you can find here, it is fantastic and so easy to create!

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

I don’t have an angled shot for the toilet – but trust me it’s just a toilet. ;) Above it I placed a wire basket to store extra toiletpaper.

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Well guys… that’s the whole makeover! I hope you enjoyed the transformation. We have to say we are very pleased to finally have a functional bathroom. :)

Small Bathroom Makeover - (Nest of Bliss)

Have a beautiful day!

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Comments

  1. I love every little thing about this cute bathroom makeover!
    Bravo you two!!!!

  2. I love how it turned out Brandi!! Those shelves are so beautiful!

  3. I LOVE everything about this space. You did such an amazing job with it Brandi!! Going back to pin now…

  4. Brandi it all looks amazing! I love your basket. I have one similar for our bedroom. Thanx for partying at my place!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! I love every single beautiful detail! Really Brandi, it’s just divine. Gotta pin and schedule for next week on FB xooxoxo

  6. WOW!! What a transformation!! Love the rustic touches on the bright white…beautiful :)

  7. What a gorgeous space now! So bright and airy and I love the beachy touches with a hint of fabulous from the light fixture. Pinning for sure! XO

  8. So pretty, Brandi! I love your planked walls, the shelves, and all of your accessories! Everything looks amazing! Great job!!! :)

  9. Oh my, I gotta tell ya, this is one of the BEST bathroom makeovers I’ve seen! I love everything about the room now, you’ve done a spectacular job! Most of the time I see a bathroom makeover project I think “meh, it’s just ok”, but yours is so beautiful! :o)

    Tania

  10. Wow…your bathroom is SOOO beautiful! I love everything, but especially the chandelier. What a talented person you are :).

  11. It’s lovely, charming and a perfect mix of rustic, elegant and practical. Well done!

  12. I’m obsessed with your style! Excited to feature you tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee

  13. Looks so great! I especially love the planked wall!!

  14. Those wood shelves are beautiful. Great job!

  15. Leilani says:

    Fabulous remodel! I love the wood paneling. Can I ask where you got those pretty hooks?

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love it all! You knocked it out of the park again!

  17. I love it! It’s so beautiful! Great makeover. : )

  18. New follower here—love your style! Your kitchen and bathroom makeover are gorgeous. Off to check out more…

    • Thank you so much Jenna Sue! I’m so happy to have you here. :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far!

  19. Love Love Love your Bathroom makeover!!! If you can remember the paint color you used I would be thrilled to try in my home!!! I’m such a fan!

  20. Love it! Thank you!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  21. Sandee Prince says:

    Loooooooove this bathroom! We just planked ours white this past weekend and now it’s time for some stained shelves. Love yours! One question…. how did you hang them on the wall?

  22. How big is the bathroom, and also how big is the shower?

    • It’s a smaller bathroom.. I’m not sure the size off of the top of my head, but it’s pretty snug!

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