If there is any room in our house that I want to take a sledgehammer to, it’s our master bathroom. It’s very outdated and has had some problems over the years since we purchased the house. To be fair, our home is over fifty years old and I do love it’s solid structure and character throughout, so I really shouldn’t complain.
As much as I would like to gut the entire bathroom and start over, it just isn’t in our budget. We also have other areas of the house that are in need of our attention, so our master bathroom will continue to be placed on the back burner for a complete remodel someday. My goal for now is to take you through each step of the makeover I have in mind, by fixing up our bathroom with as little cost as possible.
Since our bathroom is not a very pretty room, let’s start with my idea board. I found several decorative accessories that inspire my soon-to-be makeover, and paint colors that I hope will give our bathroom a whole new look.
Wall Color: Polar Ice (Benjamin Moore) | Vanity Color: Chelsea Gray (Benjamin Moore) | Vanity Light: Shades of Light | Glass Soap Pump: Target | Storage Basket: Target | Faucet: Home Depot | Peel-and-Stick Tile: Home Depot | Monogram Hand Towels: Kirkland’s | Aqua Bath Mat: Kirkland’s
So here it is, our master bathroom…
It doesn’t seem so bad unless you take a closer look at a few things. The shower curtain is just there for decoration. We haven’t been able to use the shower in quite a while because we’ve had a leak…which I have finally located, so hopefully that will be fixed soon. That’s why you still see the folded creases on the shower curtain because we haven’t had the shower steam to straighten it out and I don’t do ironing. I have to attend a wedding or something like that before I’ll iron anything.
I’m not wild about this marble sink and the faucet is rusted all around. The faucet really needs to be replaced. I have heard of a paint product from Rust-Oleum that covers marble. I might try that out and see how it does. I would like to replace the sink and vanity but I’m afraid that would involve a lot of work, including the tile since it and has likely been there for a long time.
This light bar just has to go. Besides, we are too cheap to waste electricity by filling it up with more than two light bulbs. Two or three lights are enough for this small space anyway. But talk about dated…
The ceramic towel bar holder doesn’t even have a bar anymore so we hang towels on the one behind the door, which doesn’t always leave much room to open the door all the way.
The trim around the window needs a fresh coat of paint as well.
It doesn’t matter how well I clean this floor it won’t look any better than this. Those marks at the bottom are scratches and tears, and there are many more all across the floor. I found some peel-and-stick floor tiles with a marble look at Home Depot for under $1 a square ft. I’m thinking those won’t be too expensive for this small room and seem easy to install.
A sticker inside the door of the vanity…in case anyone needs instructions on how to remove cigarette burns from your marble sink.
Don’t you love these rusted silver lightening bolt handles? *Electric*
So, there it is…our dated master bathroom. My plan is to start with painting the vanity and replacing the pulls, then moving to the marble sink and replacing the faucet. After that, who knows what the next project will be? I don’t really have a set budget yet (although, it will be pretty small) and this will take some time to complete, but my hope is that my readers will find the projects affordable and something they feel they can accomplish themselves.
To be continued…