Budget Bathroom Makeover | The Reveal | ORC | Raising A Farmhouse

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Budget Bathroom Makeover | The Reveal | ORC

You guys! I did it!! It's done... can I get a slow clap?!?!
I came down to the wire on this project and there are still things I want to do, 
but I completed what I set out to accomplish and for that, I'm happy:)

So if this is your first time to my blog, welcome! What you are about to view is the completion of my Master Bathroom for the One Room Challenge. If you are unfamiliar with the ORC let me catch you up...The One Room Challenge design event is a bi-annual 6 week challenge to makeover a space in your home. Twenty designers are chosen to participate and every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over the six weekly posts. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant and will post their results the following Thursday for the next 6 weeks. 
This is my 4th ORC, you can find my other ORC projects here
So let's get started... I just want to say, this bathroom was completely created on a budget and with mostly paint... I painted everything... the walls, ceiling, cabinets, tile etc...
I chose to do black and white, it's classic and timeless.
How about that mirror?
I scored that on Thursday for $40 off of Facebook Marketplace...
Score Ya'll...Score...

This summer I'm going to Epoxy around the tub,
so I did not re-caulk around the tub... so forgive the unsavory looking non caulked tub...
I figured why re-scrape caulk in a month or so?!?

My blush crush is still going strong, so I chose blush accents for this room.
I subway tiled the steps, they originally just sheet rocked so I thought I would jazz it up.
I really love how they came out.
The black tile is painted. It was originally tumbled marble, but if you have followed me for a while, you know I'm big fan of using what you have and since they were subway style, I chose just to paint them. I started with a base coat of Rustoleum white and then finished with Rustoleum black.
I was lucky enough to get my floor donated by Wallpops.
I love this floor! It's such a show stopper, 
you can read about my experience with these beautiful vinyl tiles here.
This bathroom had gorgeous wood work, it just needed some bold contrast to make it come alive.
The wood work in our house is painted in SW Dover White. I chose to paint the walls the same color.
This tub alcove is my absolute fave. I remember the first time I saw it,
 I gasped... little did I know it could look like this:)

Also, the shiplap was drawn on... with a charcoal pencil....
not that you can't shiplap for a reasonable price, but some of the wall are curved and the edges are rounded... so I opted to just draw it on... and I really love it:)
So easy!
I chose to do a black ceiling. This was a bold move for me, and I didn't really like it at first, but once I put the new floor in, it looked amazing. I'm so glad I did it. 
I chose the color SW Black Magic.
Can we talk about this Rug?
I mean it's gorgeous right?!?
I love it so much, it's the perfect compliment to soften the sharp contrast of the black and white.
I also replaced the hardware on our cabinets.
You can shop those here...
I love the new gold modern pulls.
I was lucky enough to have a husband who can weld, so he custom made this large handle for my door that we put on the cabinet. It was originally left open, but now I can keep all the things that are less desirable...hidden. Win Win...

I also added these Lights and I love them!
I'm going to add puck lights to them to make them usable and that way no wiring was needed... some of them even have remotes... so that's what I'm going to find:)
I also epoxied our counter tops.
You can read about those here.

I had originally planned to change out our faucet handles to the white cross handles, but it didn't work out unfortunately, so I kept with the original faucets and just sprayed them black.
I'm really happy with them.
So, I did a complete makeover on a very tight budget, 
but was able to create a very high end and dramatic look.
I'm a firm believer of, love the space your in...you don't have to live with a look you don't love just because you don't have the budget to gut it... don't go broke if you don't have too...you can do a lot with very little... you just need to be a bit creative.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my new master bath and hopefully found some inspiration.
You can check out more of the fabulous designed rooms here

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  1. Oh wow, Summer, I love it all. You are so creative, and your can definitely paint anything and make it look amazing.

  2. Thank you so much Marty! I so appreciate you!!:) I'm loving how it turned out!

  3. Love that black ceiling! Such an unexpected but cool choice

  4. Summer you've done it again. I cannot believe you painted everything but the skin and it looks gorgeous!!

  5. How are your floor tiles holding up? I know it hasn't been very long but just curious. Thinking of doing this in my newly redone master bath as well.


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