Before & After: 3 Days, $200 and a Bold New Bathroom Look

published Sep 29, 2017
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With a wedding on the horizon, Cali knew that she didn’t have a ton of extra money lying around but also wanted to give her bathroom a bit of an upgrade before hosting guests. A well-timed bridal shower gift, a rich dark paint color and three days later, she found herself with a sleek and sexy new bathroom.

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From Cali: We have wanted to fix up this bathroom since I moved in five years ago. We were getting married in a few months, so we were on a tight budget, but we still wanted it to look nice for our guests that would be staying with us during the wedding. I was inspired by Nate Berkus as well as a local AZ home designer, @avestyles for her taste in bold colors.

It took about three days to paint and stain the cabinets. The total cost was about $200. We received the mirrors as bridal shower gifts, so that helped out alot! I didn’t use any outside help. The only setback was when we pulled off the builder grade mirror (which was glued to the wall) it left glue on the wall that would not come off, and was difficult to paint over.

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The paint is Behr “Opera Glasses”. The mirrors, rug, shower curtain and most of the decor items are from Target. I stained the cabinets with a $15 stain from Home Depot. The renovation cost about $200 total. I would still love to change the faucets, towel racks and lighting, but it’s already so much better.

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I love that it’s a small bathroom but the dark color still makes it feel bright and cheery. I am obsessed with this shade of blue.

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Cali’s words of wisdom: Go for bold color! And just because you can’t afford to replace cabinets, countertops and showers, doesn’t mean you can’t make a huge difference in the look and style of your bathroom.

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Thank you, Cali! You can see this project and more on Fashion Factoral.