Before & After: A Not So Pretty In Pink Bathroom

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Katie Waddell)

When you buy a house with a pink, mauve, salmon and coral bathroom, it might be time to renovate. Some people like that kind of thing, but Katie isn’t one of them. She and her husband tore out the carpet the day they moved in. Soon after that, they made a plan and got to work on the rest of the renovation.

(Image credit: Katie Waddell)

You might be surprised to learn that this beautiful bathroom update only cost $3,500. Katie and her husband did a lot of the work themselves, and made some smart choices.

From Katie:
We had a very, very tight budget for this project so as much as I would’ve preferred to do stone and tile we just couldn’t afford it. To save money we did most of the demo and all of the painting ourselves. I found a beat up dresser at a local antique store for $85 and after refinishing it we repurposed it as our new vanity by adding a custom made laminate top and a vessel sink.
You can see more of the renovation (including some more choice “before” shots) over at

Thanks for sharing Katie!