$20 Bathroom Remodel

April 26, 2011

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Remember when I said I was behind on Project Simplify but had a good reason?

The other day I took a notion to paint the kid’s bathroom. The walls in there were horrible. My 5 year old is mostly to blame, what with her inability to control herself while holding red markers in her hand.

When my trusty Mr. Clean Magic Erasers didn’t do the trick, I decided it was time to paint.

Also, the closet in there was nasty.

The 5 year old (her again!) often stood on the low shelf to reach stuff up high and so the shelf was covered with muddy footprints that just wouldn’t clean off.

<——- Here is a before of the closet.


This bathroom was seriously bringing my energy and happiness down every time I stepped foot in there, so I took a day to address it.

Here’s how I remodeled the bathroom for under $20:

First, I grabbed some paint from my husband’s work shop. He sometimes ends up with “oops” paint colors or extra paint in his line of work. Turns out he had a dark caramel beige and white that would be perfect. I mixed the two to lighten up the beige, and it turned into a buttery shade.

Total money spent: $0

Then I picked up a new shower curtain at IKEA that complemented the new walls.

Total spent: $15

It was hard for me to snap a pic that would show the shower curtain and the walls, so I took a picture of the mirror which reflects the shower curtain. (Clever, ain’t I?)

Those pictures need to be hung, but I put them there to show how nicely they match the new walls.

And here is an after of the closet:


Much better!

(And I finally figured out that I needed to keep the toothbrushes and toothpaste for the 5 and 8 year olds on the lowest shelf. Doh!)

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One Response to “$20 Bathroom Remodel”

  1. Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! on April 27th, 2011 4:25 pm

    it looks so good!!!

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