Guys! Remember Project Andy’s House? My awesome brother, Andy’s new place that needs some updating? This rental bathroom makeover, in my humble opinion, turned out pretty amazing!
Although the whole house needs some updating, Andy wanted to start with the bathroom, which was dark, outdated, and dingy.
Yeah. That’s why we started here.
Andy will probably buy this place at some point, but for now he is renting, and because the whole place needs updating, we had a very tight budget. Our goal? Less than $100.
Rental bathroom makeover: the design plan
My goals with the design in this space were to:
- Lighten and brighten
- Make the blue fixtures and counters look intentional
- Stay within a farmhouse theme, as this is a true country farmhouse
Andy gave me the green light to do pretty much whatever I wanted to do here, and luckily, the owners of the house were completely on board with us painting (well, who can blame them?).
Here’s the after:
The feature in this room is the reclaimed wood mirror frame. That was one of the last things we added, and my word did it just put the perfect finishing touch in here! The wood came from a single plank of lumber we found in a barn on his property. That whole project took about an hour to do and was completely free! I love how it turned out!
The yellow was a very intentional choice- although we lucked out with a quart of “oops” paint I found at Lowes in the perfect color that was just enough to cover the vanity and the trim! I chose yellow because, as the design of this whole home progresses, yellow will be a recurring theme, looks great with blue, and was just the right color for those counters.
The artwork was made from some beautiful botanical prints that my grandmother had saved, and we kept them after she passed away. For the cost of the matted frames ($6 apiece at Dollar General) we were able to make enough artwork for the entire room! They are perfect in here.
A simple white shower curtain is always a great choice in a bathroom- and it helps reflect the light from the small window back into the room. Plus, it’s super inexpensive!
Sorry the pics are a little blurry- of course I forgot my tripod!
This entire makeover came in at under $100! With mostly paint, using what we have on hand, and the help of the local thrift stores and Dollar General.
Rental bathroom makeover budget
Here’s the entire budget:
- White paint- leftover from my stash
- Yellow paint- $5
- Shower curtain- $7
- Rugs– $20
- Frames– $30
- Decor (baskets, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, trinket cups)- $24
Everything in the room, except for the paint, was purchased at either Dollar General (I’ve linked a couple of things from their website) or a local resale store.
My favorite part of this makeover? It’s that Andy loves it! He’s the best brother a girl could ask for- so that makes me very happy 🙂
We’re tackling the bedrooms next- can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Well, what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts!