Monday, May 16, 2011

Our DIY Master Bath Re-Do!

Do you remember when I shared with you our Bathroom Remodel on the Cheap? Well, we redid our Master Bath for even less! Yes, really. ;-)

Our little Master Bath redo cost us $195 total.

Now, I had been itching to redo both bathrooms for awhile. But the straw that broke the camel's back was when Lauren Green came to visit us and I was sooooooooo embarrassed by our bathrooms (yes, Lauren, it is true!) After seeing photos of her amazing house in Florida, I was inspired to spruce up our bathrooms. Haha!

Just like last time, we did the whole bathroom revamp by ourselves, with no outside help, while corralling our 1 year old and 4 year old! We got a few gray hairs in the process, but when it was finished, we were happy we did it!

Again, I will show you a Before, an After, and then some Durings. At the end, I have more Befores and Afters:

Before:

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After:

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During:

We knew we wanted to replace the floor and paint the cabinet white:

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The floor was vinyl tile, and it was cracking, badly. Plus, it ws just plain ugly! :-)

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The wallpaper border wasn't exactly our style! Thankfully, it peeled right off. No steaming required!

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Our old toilet didn't really work very often. That's all I am going to say about that.

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The old light fixture needed to go!

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Here it is after we took out the old light fixture, primed and painted:

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I think he is saying: Why are you making me do this? Or maybe: Lord, Help Me!

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Toilet is out of the bathroom...

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and in the backyard! Yes, we are the hillbillies of our neighborhood. (Don't worry, it didn't stay like that for long!) Ha!

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We used the leftover scraps of vinyl flooring we had from when we re-did the floors in our old house. The price was right - they were free!

Since they had been rolled up in our garage for 6 years, they were really bumpy. I laid them out and then ironed them with a towel over them (so they wouldn't burn). It worked...sorta.

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Putting down the adhesive on the floor. It was also leftover stuff we had laying around. Cost: $0.

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We put bricks on the floor to help the adhesive do its job, since the floors were so wrinkly from being in storage.

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Floor is in, new paint on walls and cabinet, and new hardware on cabinet:

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We replaced the doorknob because the old one didn't work. Cost: $13
We had planned on painting the door, too, but didn't get around to it. Maybe someday!

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New light fixture from Home Depot: $35

I got the Surfboard wallpaper border on Ebay for $6, and the matching outlet covers were $12, also from Ebay.

We decided to do a wallpaper border in both bathrooms basically because we didn't want to have to worry about being precise in our painting. ;-)


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We got a new toilet through the LA County toilet exchange program. Basically, you bring in your old inefficient, water-wasting toilet, and they give you a water-saving toilet for FREE (the best price)! You just have to bring in your water bill to verify residence in LA County.

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Before:

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After:

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Budget:

Paint/Supplies - $30
New Light Fixture - $35
Misc. supplies - $15
New Towel Racks and Toilet Paper Holder - $40
New Door Knob - $13
New Hardware for Cabinet - $44
Surfboard Wallpaper Border - $6
Surfboard Outlet Covers - $12

Total: $195


We finished it a few months ago, and I am still really happy with it. As always, there are things I would change with more time and money. But for now, it's good with me. What do you think? :-)


3 comments:

Len said...

What an amazing transformation! I love it! So beach~y bungalow! LOVE IT!

Lauren said...

Wow, you found some seriously good deals!! That is cool about the toilet exchange program. I wonder if other counties do that too. Ill have to check in on that.

The bathroom looks great and it must feel so nice to have it all spruced up! I enjoy your DIY posts :)

Hope you are feeling well! Xoxo
Lauren

Lost in Space said...

You guys are some serious weekend warriors. It looks amazing and I cannot believe the cost!