I hooked up a small chandelier over the bathtub but its kind of out of place because the rest of the room is SO plain. Finally, a while back we replaced the standard wall mounted mirror with a framed one.
I had an idea of how I wanted it to look but just hadn't done anything about it. We have chocolate brown towels and I was think a really light blue with brown and bronze accents would be nice. Again, this was all in my head and nothing has been to it.
Two weeks ago, thanks to garage sales I FINALLY made a positive step in getting the bathroom in order. First, I went to an apartment garage sale and got a brand new, full roll of painters tape for $0.25. At another sale, I got the small roller for $0.25 and 10 bronze knobs for $1 (they were supposed to be $2 but what garage saler pays full price on everything?!?!?). Then, at my last garage sale of the day I found a full can of light blue never used paint for $1! The finish is flat and I wish it was a least eggshell, but for $1 in a color I want, I'll take it!
Then, I had a $10 off $10 coupon to use a Kohl's. I found a bathroom themed wall vinyl on clearance for $12.79. I had spotted this vinyl almost a year ago at Hobby Lobby and liked it but never got it... with my $10 coupon I paid $2.79 plus tax for this vinyl.
When I got home Saturday afternoon I was ready to get to work and make a big change... then I went to get the paint roller and we had run out. So frustrating! The project was once again put on hold because I did not feel like going to the store. All the project pieces have been sitting in a corner ever since.
Finally this past Saturday, I saw a new roller at a garage sale for $0.50 (I would have bought it at the store but I kept forgetting). Now I have no excuse to get to work!
This bathroom makeover is the ultimate thrifty project. Total project cost include:
Painters Tape : $0.25
Mini Roller : $0.25
Gallon of Paint: $1.00
Vinyl Quote: $2.79+tax
I am hoping this blog post will shame myself into actually getting to work and painting this bathroom! Unfortunately I will be out of town for the majority of this week so I have a feeling that this never ending (or frankly starting) project will get put off a little bit longer.
What projects do you have waiting in the wings? Feel free to shame yourself into action here!