Looking for a small bathroom makeover on a budget with before/after photos? Check out our DIY Bathroom Remodel Reveal!
Our downstairs bathroom has been an eye sore since we moved into our home in 2018. From the discolored tile floors to the oversized vanity to the outdated pendant lights, it’s easily the least favorite room in the house. My dream has been to makeover the dark powder room into a bright cheerful space for guests. Along with the help of our handy neighbor and a blue and white inspiration board, our small bathroom makeover is now complete.
Small Bathroom Makeover Before Photos
DIY Bathroom Remodel Materials
Shop of all our bathroom remodel materials here:
- Glensford 36 in. W x 22 in. D x 34 in. H Bath Vanity Cabinet
- Glacier Bay Newport 37 in. W x 22 in. D Cultured Marble Vanity Top
- Montauk Pendant Lights in Light Blue (c/o Kichler)
- Darcy 3 Piece Faucet
- Arch Mirror
- Darcy Toilet Holder
- Sea Salt Hickory Vinyl Plank Flooring
- 1 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. Primed MDF Boards
- Indoor/Outdoor Sealant
- White Toilet
- Similar Rug // Similar Rug
- Heat Resistant Spray Paint
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint – Eggshell
- Benjamin Moore Simply White Trim Paint – Semi-Gloss
The DIY Remodel Process
We are very lucky to have a handy neighbor/friend who spear headed our bathroom remodel. The first step in remodeling is always DEMOLITION. Mike tore out the bathroom vanity, extended countertop, and toilet in just under an hour.
The next step: PAINT. I love to paint so this was my very important job in the bathroom remodel process. The original bathroom had a wallpaper trim we removed when we moved in. Afterwards we painted the walls with one coat of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace – and never finished painting.
I applied one coat of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace to the walls in the bathroom. The walls would need one more coat, as well as trim paint, once the bead board was installed.
The third step: FLOORING. Mike installed the Sea Salt Hickory Vinyl Plank Flooring right on top of the tile. The floor installation was so quick!
Board and Batten Installation
When Mike suggested installing Board and Batten I was SO excited. This type of wall detail is so simply beautiful and easy to install. Mike used 1 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. Primed MDF Boards, a nail gun, tape measure, pencil, wood saw, and sealant.
Mike measured out where the boards would be placed, marked the walls with pencil, and began the installation. He applied sealant to the nail holes and gaps in the wall before it was time to paint.
I painted the board and batten with two coats of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. It was really easy to paint the boards because I couldn’t mess up!
After the painting was complete – trim included – it was time to install the vanity, sink, and toilet. The most difficult piece to put into place was the vanity due to the location of the plumbing. Our old vanity was custom built, so Mike had to cut a hole in the back of the new vanity to fit into the space.
The FINAL step of the bathroom makeover was replacing the light fixtures. The antique gold glass pendants with yellow light bulbs have never been attractive. I fell in love with these Kichler Montauk Pendants in Light Blue months ago – and now they are hanging in our bathroom!
Cape Cod Inspired Bathroom Remodel Reveal
The inspiration behind the design of our bathroom remodel is my favorite place: Cape Cod. Bright whites, blue tones, board and batten walls, are all design details I’ve seen on my trips to the Cape. As far as decor goes, I’ve not fully completed this step of the makeover. For now, my favorite blue and white decorative pieces adorn the bathroom while the walls remain clean and sharp looking.