Our Second Floor Bathroom Makeover (For Under $100!)

It’s no secret that I like to keep our house light and bright, so when we moved into a house that was all oak and brown paint, I could not change it fast enough!    Our whole house gave off an “I was built in the 90s” vibe.  Some things I have accepted that I cannot change until we undergo a big renovation, however there are other things that are fairly quick fixes, that I can do myself that make the space so much more pleasing! Let’s take a look at how this upstairs bathroom looked on the day we moved in:

It definitely wasn’t terrible, but like I said, I felt there were small updates we could do ourselves to make the room more our style.  I started by using left over paint for the walls we had from updating our daughter’s room.  The color is Sherwin-Williams Liveable Green.  It adds some color while still staying fairly neutral.  The window trim was painted white with Sherwin-Williams Pro-Classic Paint.

The paint on the walls was a good start, but I definitely was not feeling done with the room yet.   I decided to paint the vanity white, to freshen the room up even more.

I started by removing all the cabinet doors.  I cleaned the doors and the cabinet frame first with Krud Kutter.

Once I was done cleaning with the Krud Kutter, I did a light sand over the cabinet frame and doors.  I then wiped the dust off with a damp cloth, and then again with a dry cloth.

I didn’t have left over primer so I ended up buying Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer from my local hardware store.  I didn’t need much, so I think I ended up spending about $7.   I was able to get away with one coat of primer on everything.

After I finished priming, I gave everything 2 coats of paint.  I used Sherwin-Williams Pro Classic White for the cabinet frame and the doors.  It covered so evenly – I love it!

The bathroom was coming along nicely, but I still felt like the fixture needed to go.  I found this one on Amazon and decided to give it a try.

I added a floating shelf, some simple artwork, and plain white towels to finish off the look.   Our main expense was the light fixture that came in right around $70.  I added a few accessories, but since we had the left over paint, the price tag for the entire makeover came in under $100!

What do you guys think?  Big improvement from the ’90s orange and tan look, right?!


13 thoughts on “Our Second Floor Bathroom Makeover (For Under $100!)

  1. Isa says:

    The bathroom makeover looks way better, but honestly, I’d paint the furniture under the sink in a distressed matching color. Don’t know which one YET, but the color of the countertop and the white below… It does not pop up. Am a lover of light colors for houses!
    Your bathroom looks amazing and that huge mirror is asking for a romantic wooden frame, don’t you think? Hope you like the suggestions! I am getting ideas for my future house and yours is just pure inspiration!

  2. Lydia Martin says:

    I love your bathroom cabinet makeover. Another color I love is painting the Beth cabinets dark charcoal or black. It gives a very rich luxurious style to a bath.

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