Friday, March 30, 2012

$20 Bathroom Makeover!

I know you have all heard of Design on a Dime, right?? Well, I don't know where they get there dimes from, but their dime is worth way more than my dime!! This is what I call, "I Ain't Got NO Dime Design!" Being the final week of the American Crafter contest, I wanted to do something really great, but I also needed to make something that wouldn't cost so much. In the previous weeks I spent no more than $10 on each project! I was able to repurpose things and it worked out, but I had nothing else I could redo that would, in my opinion, be contest worthy! I decided that my bathroom was in need of the makeover and I could do it for CHEAP!! I have to chuckle though, because that's not a typical project to take on when your budget is $0! Here is what I had to work with....

I know, it's super plain, but we rent our house and sometimes it's hard to bring yourself to put in the time and money for improvements. This was WORTH IT!! Here is how it turned out and then I'll go through how I manage to spend so little money!

I painted the walls with a mix of the gray from my bedroom and the white from the kitchen cabinets (painting the baseboard before I mixed the 2).....$0!
I have a great variety of paint, but nothing that I wanted for the vanity. Last weekend Ace Hardware was giving away a quart of their new paint for free! So that is what I used to paint the vanity and the shudder....$0!
I painted the grout with the same paint that I used on the floors, making a paint wash...$0!
At Habitat for Humanity, I found the wood that I used for the frame and the towel rack....$2
and used liquid nail to attach it to the mirror...$3
Already had the spigots...$0!
blue and orange spray paint from Habitat for Humanity...$6
stain from Habitat for Humanity...$3
white spray paint was on clarence at Sears Hardware....$1
I got the material for the shower curtain at Good Will....$4
The wreath form is from the dollar store....$1
already had the sheet music....$0!
already had frames....$0!

And that's the rundown!! A total of 20 buckaroo's!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like it as much as I do! I'd love to hear what you think!!

Remember to vote! You can vote HERE

Linking @:
Fireflies and Jellybeans: Show off you Stuff
Live Laugh Rowe: Live Laugh Linky
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
Cherished Handmade Treasures: Things We Find Pinteresting Thursday
Show and Tell Saturday
Six Sisters Stuff: Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Funky Junk Interiors: Sat Night Special
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
Addicted 2 Decorating: Addicts {not so}Anonymous
A Simply Klassic Home: Simply Klassic Sunday
Tatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap Up


  1. Wow, it's so fresh and pretty now!! Awesome job! I can't believe painting grout makes that much difference. It totally changed the look!!

    Good luck! I noticed voting isn't up yet. Maybe Amy went into labor?!! ;-) (just kidding)

  2. Looks so great Jill! And only $20-you are amazing! I love the new curtain too! Good luck!

  3. this is fabulous jill, i voted for you, good luck!

  4. have such a talent. Awesome work!

  5. Love your re-do!
    I just re-did my bathroom and spent about $30 bucks ... I love mine!
    Your's turned out great. I like the painted shudder and the water spigot towel rack!
    good ideas...
    via FJI, Picture Perfect link up,

  6. Voted! Great job!! I love so much of it - especially the shutter, the frame around the mirror, (I want to do that!) and that tree collage you have - how did you make that??


  7. I can't believe you rocked this makeover for $20…you need to come and help me out lol!

  8. What a fabulous transformation! I especially love the shutter (I'm a sucker for shutters)

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  9. Love your makeover projects! We loved having you join us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

  10. Beautifully done! I'm sharing on the A2D Facebook page. :)

  11. how did you do the floor grout and the cabinet am confused thx


I love to hear your opinions!

Total Pageviews