Sunday, January 15, 2012

Basement Bathroom Reveal!

The bathroom in the basement has sat undecorated for over a year now. We did not have a big budget to decorate with so we basically used what we had around. Here is the before:

The color wasn't all that bad... it was a greenish beige color. However the previous owner did a poor paint job and missed sooo many spots. This was a good blank slate for us! We went with a nice soothing blue with a hint of gray; Rising Tide from Valspar Signature in semi-gloss.

The linens were my apartment warming gift from my parents when I was right out of college. We would like to replace these eventually with a nice blue stripe or something more masculine since this is the man cave bathroom. 

As previously mentioned, we used pretty much everything we had. Here is a breakdown of the costs of the things we actually had to buy:
  • four piece glass soap dish set $10 @Ikea
  • four piece bathroom hardware set $10 @ Walmart
  • poster frame $20 @ Michaels (buy one get one free plus 15% off)
  • 1 quart paint $15 @ Lowes
Grand total? Approximately $55. Not too bad, I guess. :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I shared it on your linky list today!

  2. So cute! I'm thinking about redecorating our bathroom on a budget as tight as yours. I'm thinking about raiding my father's barn (which is a complete mess) for random things to use as hooks, shelves, etc. Maybe I can even scrounge up some wood for my husband to build a little cabinet. I like the hint of grey in your paint colour. I'm thinking of going bold with a dark grey! Should be exciting! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Yvonne! It is always super exciting to go through old stuff! I would love to see your bathroom when you are done!

  3. Looks great! Love the zebra stripe, kinda unexpected.

    1. Thanks Rachael! It will be gone soon for something a little less "girly". New linens can be so expensive!

  4. It looks gorgeous! There is something special about that soft shade of blue with white accents.

  5. We would like to replace these eventually with a nice blue stripe or something more masculine since this is the man cave bathroom.

  6. This is so great, good to know that Basement Bathroom is finally revealed. All thanks to the basement contractor for this well written post. Thank you mate for really an impressive post, keep me posted.


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