Thursday, May 26, 2011

Basement 1/2 Bath: The Reveal

Despite how crazy frustrating it was to paint the stripes in our basement bathroom (check out that saga here), I am totally thrilled with the results. We managed to turn a boring, basic bathroom into a chic and sophisticated powder room without spending a ton of cash.

Because this is the basement bathroom with no windows I wanted it to be bright and warm (not dark and dank). Orange and yellow seemed to be a naturally cheerful combination and the gray added a touch of style.

Just because this is a bathroom doesn't mean it has to have typical bathroom art (florals or seashells).We went with a couple unique and quirky pieces for visual interest.

Before + After
There you have it, classy style on a budget!

Cost Breakdown:
  • white paint - free! (old owner left it behind)
  • Chinchilla White (gray) paint - $5 tester pot
  • orange hand towel and facecloth - $10 (on clearance from HomeSense)
  • large painting - $40 (on sale from local decor store)
  • lightbulb print - $11 (from Etsy shop Rococco Co)
  • frame - $8 (from Value Village)
  • toilet paper dispenser and garbage can - $30 (from Home Outfitters)
  • soap and lotion - free! (christmas gift from the in-laws)
  • TOTAL: $104 (for a completely new look!)

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