A "Big Change on a Small Budget" Bathroom Makeover

A "Big Change on a Small Budget" Bathroom Makeover

Nora Taylor
Sep 18, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by Gretchen)

Project by: Gretchen
Location: Roswell, Georgia

When we moved into our house three years ago, the master bathroom was a huge but neglected space with stained carpet and mismatched and outdated fixtures. Someday we'd love to do a full scale renovation, but that's a ways off yet. For now, we're very pleased with the big changes we've made with a small budget.

(Image credit: Submitted by Gretchen)

The biggest project and expense was ripping out the carpet and putting in slate tile. Aside from that, the changes are all cosmetic; we kept the existing vanity, shower, and tub, but updated the lighting and fixtures, changed out accessories, and did A LOT of painting. The result is a bathroom that looks a lot more modern and less trapped in the 80's than when we moved in, but with plenty of vintage touches.

(Image credit: Submitted by Gretchen)

A lot of bathroom makeovers look beautiful but feel sort of sterile to me; I wanted to make sure ours had some personality and quirkiness to it, so we added touches like the shelves with our vintage planter collection and the gallery wall of thrifted/vintage mirrors to replace the old frameless builder grade mirror.

(Image credit: Submitted by Gretchen)

My single favorite piece might be the big white and brass vintage light fixture in the center of the room. My friend spotted it at a thrift store and texted me a picture of it; I paid $10 for it!

(Image credit: Submitted by Gretchen)

You can follow more of Gretchen's renovation journey at Boxy Colonial.

Thanks, Gretchen!

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