Hey Guys!  The kids/guest bathroom is done and just in time as our house guests arrive tonight! As with all of the makeovers I do this one is no exception it includes lots of budget friendly ideas and DIYs that I  can’t wait to share!

Let’s refresh our memory of what the bathroom looked like BEFORE.  Very builder basic!

Kids Bath

And here is the AFTER!

Kids Bathroom Reno

Kids Bathroom Makeover-After

So let’s talk about the room and what each element cost!  After studying the inspiration photos I had for the room  I knew I wanted to paint the vanity green.  You can view all 9 of my inspiration photos, Here.

I ended up trying and loving Behr’s Alkyd Semi-gloss Enamel for painting the vanity.  I’m happy to report that unlike many special enamels this one only cost $32 for the gallon!  You can learn all about how to paint bathroom cabinetry like a professional, Here.

Kids and Guest Bathroom Maveover on a Budget

The DIY board and batten wood trim treatment on the walls cost around $50 and creates a lovely backdrop that allows the colors in the room to really pop.  The upper section of the wall is painted Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue.  I got the free pint of paint from a coupon in one my home magazines.

Kids and Guest Bathroom Makeover


The gold ladder towel holder is a DIY that I made from leftover wood from previous projects and gold spray paint and cost me next to nothing!  Tutorial found HERE.

Kids Bathroom


This fun wall art was absolutely free!  I got the free triangle printable from The DIY Mommy, Here.   It comes in a larger size but I just cropped mine to fit a normal 8 x 11.5 piece of typing paper and printed out right from my printer.

The frame was one I had gotten from Walmart a few years ago  for $5 and that I was no longer using.  The frame was black so I painted it white with the paint I already had for the walls.

Free Printable Wall Decor


I have two new hand towels rolled up in a basket on the vanity countertop.  They are from Target and are $9.99 each.

Kids Bathroom Makeover


In the reflection of the mirror you can see the kids’ hooded towels hung up in a row.

Green Painted Cabinets


Just before having my first baby a friend taught me how to make these hooded towels and I have made one for each of my children.  They all have their own color and even my 8 year old still loves wrapping up in it after his shower.  They are made from a Walmart towel and hand towel so they were under $10 to make per hood towel!

DIY Hooded Towels


The shower curtain is a DIY I created from a tablecloth that I had purchased  at Homegoods for $12.99.  I love the length of it and particularly how it hits the floor.

DIY Shower Curtain from Tablecloth


The flooring (you can find Here) is a peel and stick vinyl that I installed right over the previous vinyl floors.  All the info on it is below and for me came to $60.  I really like how it looks and feels.  For a great discussion on the pros and cons of vinyl flooring read, Here.

Oyster Travertine Vinyl Tiles
Let’s just pretend I spelled travertine right!;-)


Okay, guys, here’s the final kicker!  Remember how I mentioned I was trying out a DIY window treatment that I had been wanting to do for years??  Well, I tried it and it worked!  I made plantations shutters!  I have drooled over plantation shutters for a long time but they are WAY too expensive for me to purchase.

So after lots and lots of research I figured out how to make them and without buying any fancy tools!  I tell ALL about it HERE!  The cost to make the shutter was $60 which believe it or not is just a fraction of what it would have cost to buy it.


Kids Bathroom Blue and Green


I am definitely loving the “new” kids bathroom and hope our guests feel comfortable in the room as well!  So what was the total cost of the bathroom makeover??  With paint, supplies, floors and everything the cost rang into be about $245.  Considering that just the plantation shutters alone would have  been at least that much I’m content with the total cost of the makeover.

Bathroom Makeover

I hope you enjoyed this makeover!  Til next time!:-)



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