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Bathroom Makeover DIY Under $800

Bathroom Makeover DIY Under $800

My hallway bathroom was the first of three bathrooms we transformed. This DIY makeover was completed under $800. We tiled the floors with faux marble tile (grey grout), painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, stained the vanity, replaced the toilet and vanity hardware, painted the counter-tops in white epoxy paint and framed the existing mirror.

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I refer to this space as “the boys’ bathroom”. I rarely use it, so I let the boys take over. I tried to accomplish somewhat of a masculine vibe here.

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I say “we” tiled the floors but “we” actually hired someone to tile them. We wanted it done the right way and were already overwhelmed with projects we needed to do ourselves.

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In a separate post I explain how I gel-stained my vanity, painted the counter-top and framed the existing builder-grade mirror. To see how how I stained my vanity click here. To see how I painted the countertops, click here.

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This photo reminds me that we also replaced the faucet with a stainless steel variety to match the vanity hardware.

If budget ever allows, I would like to replace the counter-tops with calacatta marble (or perhaps a Quartz or Granite that resembles marble). I have also considered adding subway tile backsplash around the vanity wall. Until then, I will keep on dreaming. Hope this meager transformation helps you realize that you do not have to spend thousands to improve the look of your bathroom. Sometimes it is the combination of small improvements that make a big impact. Now go out there and design some good vibes!

Source List

  • Paint- Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore
  • Shower Curtain- Ballards Design
  • Curtains framing shower curtain- TJ Maxx
  • Gel Stain- General Finishes “Java”
  • Seashell Photo- Southeastern Salvage (locally in Chattanooga, Tennessee)
  • Bath Mat- Target
  • Vanity Hardware, fauz marble tile, faucet – Home Depot or Lowes (It has been 7 months so I can’t remember which one. )


My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...