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Master Bath Low Budget Makeover

Posted: January 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

I gave my very outdated master bathroom a new facelift!  Here are a few updates you can do to turn your bathroom into a spa without breaking the bank.

wallpaperThe first thing I did was paint over my ugly wall paper! I bought this house over 20 years ago and because the wall paper was plastered to the sheet rock, I knew I was going to have a hard time taking it off. I lived with it for many years until I finally decided that I would just paint over it!  I gave the wall a prime coat of white then painted a faux leather look.  The faux leather look was achieved by painting  the whole wall with a medium beige color then using a brush and rag I lightly rub on a lighter beige color.

light-updateI replaced my brass fixture and it’s outdated globe lights with an elegant patina bronze fixture!

mirror-updateFraming the large mirror with crown molding gave the room a beautiful custom look and really helped to warm up the space. I measured and cut crown molding at a 45 degree angle on each end. I painted the molding dark brown before gluing it to the mirror with a wall mirror adhesive.

sink-updateI traded in my beat-up, click old brass faucets for sleek new oil-rubbed bronze ones that I installed myself.

shower-updateI sanded, primed and painted my shower frame with an oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. Here are good instructions if you want to do this yourself: Home-Depot-Changing-the-metal-shower-trim-color

knobes-updateI also changed all my cabinet and door knobs to bronze and crystal.  I added a little touch of paint to my cabinet doors and drawers to give it a shabby chic antique look.

counter-updateI used Good Will finds to decorate my counter and shelves.  The candle stands I made from old glass pieces, epoxy and paint. Click here to learn how to made them: DIY-Pier-1-inspired-vase

bath1All the updates including the fixtures and hardware cost me a little less than $500, which is not bad for what looks and feels like my very own new, luxury spa!!

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