OUR FIRST PROJECT
the back bathroom
As you can see above, there was brown carpet in this bathroom. Carpet! In a bathroom? I shutter to think what was lurking in the confines of that rug ...AND as you cannot see, the toilet leaked buckets into the basement every time we flushed it...THAT needed to be dealt with. We replaced the toilet asap! To a toilet that looked exactly the same...just cleaner.
First things first! We replaced the floor. It's not the best looking floor, but remember that we are thrifty and this was the best looking option for what we could afford. :):):)
Boom! Now you can see yourself in the light! (Maybe not such a good thing too early in the morning?)
Below is the sink. We decided to salvage the faucet, bowl, and cabinet to save money. We did, however, replace the Formica...which was extremely cheap and EASY! We bought a sheet of granite-like Formica from the hardware store for about 10 bucks (The perks of having a tiny sink), cut it to fit, and glued that sucker on. And we even had enough to spare to splurge on two sheets of tile back splash, which in small quantities are also VERY inexpensive, and two aged bronze knobs for the cabinet.
Slap some paint on the walls, trim, and cabinet...throw in some inexpensive accessories and you've got yourself one nifty, thrifty master bathroom.
Approximation of Costs:
light fixture: $25 (Wmart)
mirror: $20 (Wmart)
tile back splash: $10 (Menards)
Formica counter: $10 (Menards)
paint: $15 (Menards)
flooring: $10 (Menards)
accessories (shelf, baskets, etc.): $70 (Wmart, Target, Hobby Lobby)