Today, I’m sharing how we upgraded our hall bathroom with chic, stylish materials, but at an affordable price!
After a recent appraisal, we were told that one thing that prevented the value from being even higher was that the bathrooms were original. So, we knew we needed to do something to give them an updated look without undergoing a major renovation. This is the original bathroom ’72, with maybe a new faucet and mirror. Also, the toilet was new when we moved in.
At the time we purchased our new kitchen Quartz countertops ( & sink, which I wrote about here), we also ordered granite tops for the upstairs bathrooms. They had remnant pieces available & the design is called Colonial White. I chose the rectangle sink, hoping to further the upgraded look. The faucet was already there & works great with the new style!
Once the granite was chosen, I went ahead & painted the vanity. My handy husband did most of the sanding (my least favorite activity). I primed the sanded wood with Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer, applying only 1 coat. A handy can of Sherwin Williams Classic French Gray in satin was in the garage, and matched the new granite perfectly, so I used that as the finishing color.
The drawer/door handles were newer, so I kept them. Whoever put the varnish on the cabinets before had painted over the original hinges, so I did purchase these from Lowe’s.
I painted the walls in Sherwin Williams Classic Gray, which we also already had! The light fixtures were purchased from 2 different Lowe’s, because each only had 1. Huge inconvenience :(.
We were going to DIY a wood framed mirror, but the cost of a flat, construction grade mirror was nearly the price of this mirror I found for 50% off at Hobby Lobby ($49).
Wire Basket from Marshall’s
Towel basket gifted from my Mother-in-Law several years ago (she’s the best gift giver!)
I made this several months ago & had it next to our front door, knowing I wanted to eventually use it in the bathroom. The hooks are from Hobby Lobby & happen to have the “M trademark.” Perfect for “Morris!!” P.S.- if you drill into an oak board like this one, pre-drill the hole. Rookie mistake!
Sorry for the lighting- this bathroom has no windows, so it was hard to get the light just right! Ruffled shower curtain is from Amazon for $18.
Tiled floors & bath stayed the same, because they are in great shape! Total cost for fixtures, mirror, granite counters, and paint was about $600. Not bad for a totally “new” looking bathroom!
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