Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover

by DIY Maven
Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover
Photo: The Endearing Room

When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budget

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Before and After: From Not-So-Master to Magnificent Bathroom Makeover

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Before and After: From Not-So-Master to Magnificent Bathroom Makeover
Photo: Restored Style

Tiny and tired. That's what Kirsten's master bathroom looked like before its makeover. The 'after' didn't change the square footage, but it certainly did add huge amounts of style. A glass shower door opens up the space visually  (it looks like the opening was made larger to accommodate it).

Photo: Restored Style

Subway tile provides a cohesive look and hexagon mosaic is beautiful underfoot. To see more before and afters of this charming bathroom makeover, visit Restored Style. 

Photo: Restored Style

After: Master Bathroom [Restored Style]

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she used

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Curbly Original
29th Avenue: A Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Makeover -- The BIG Reveal!

by Capree K

29th Avenue: A Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Makeover -- The BIG Reveal!
Photo: Capree Kimball

Okay, kids. This is it! My big, bold, dramatic bathroom makeover is finally ready to face the cameras (and the Internet). So, in the words of Samuel L. Jackson, "hold onto your butts" -- I'm about to drop some serious style up in this room.           

But, first! Another 'before' shot from earlier in the game:

Photo: Capree Kimball

Meh. The 'after', though? Well, see it for yourself:

Photo: Capree Kimball

BOOM. Black and white and brass all over, just like I promised. Wait, what's that? You want to see more? Okay then...

Photo: Capree Kimball

Photo: Capree Kimball

As I mentioned earlier this week, the original bathroom had suffered at the hands of a shoddy makeover by its previous owners (which isn't readily apparent in the 'before' photos, but trust me: broken tiles everywhere, leaky plumbing, mildew for days, and really low quality materials overall). That, and it just wasn't our style. So, when Lowe's reached out with the opportunity to work with them on a bathroom makeover, the answer was a big, fat "OMG YES".

Photo: Capree Kimball

When we got started, there were a few absolutes: we were keeping the original cast iron tub (because, HELLO, it's a cast iron clawfoot tub!! You can't not keep it.), the floor needed to be a statement piece, and there was going to be as much brass as we could get our greasy little hands on.

Photo: Capree Kimball

I quickly got to work scouring the Interwebz for the perfect floor tile, when I found The One: a bold, black and white patterned cement tile that was inspired by traditional quilting blocks. It blew my mind the second I saw it. So, with our 'statement piece flooring' all decided on, I hit up Lowe's to bring the rest of the drama this space so desperately needed.

Photo: Capree Kimball

Photo: Capree Kimball

Since this is a rather small bathroom, I knew I wanted a wall-mounted, semi-pedestal style sink (to open up the floor as much as possible and reduce the visual space the sink would occupy) as well as one that was pretty modern. We ended up going with the Reve series by Kohler for both the sink and toilet.

Kohler Reve White Toilet
Buy the Kohler Reve Toiler on Lowe's
Kohler Reve Sink
Buy the Kohler Reve Sink in White at Lowe's

Photo: Capree Kimball

Once all the major pieces were figured out, it was time to start hoarding all the brass fixtures and accents I could find. We chose Kohler's Purist series in Vibrant Moderne Brushed Gold for the faucet, hand towel ring, and toilet paper holder as well as a few other brass pieces to finish up the space.

Kohler Purist Faucet in Vibrant Brushed Gold
Buy the Kohler Purist Faucet in Vibrant Moderne Brushed Gold

Photo: Capree Kimball

Photo: Capree Kimball

The original bathroom had a small splash wall around the tub, but since this makeover was all about the drama, we chose to use an over-sized subway tile, black grout, and to enclose the room *almost* up to the ceiling (which we painted black). The end result is a clean space that feels much larger.

Photo: Capree Kimball

And there you have it! Our dark and dramatic bathroom makeover in all its patterned, brassy glory. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Meanwhile, you can keep up with other 29th Avenue projects and progress on Instagram with the hashtag #29thAVE.

Materials and Source List

A huge, huge thank you to the awesome people at Lowe's (I now feel confident in my ability to special order just about anything) as well as our friendly local contractor ('sup Ryan!) for making sure we weren't stuck living in a portable toilet for the rest of our lives.

This project is sponsored by Lowe's and I'm excited to get their help renovating our bathroom. However, all opinions are mine alone.

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Curbly Original
29th Avenue: A Boring Bathroom Gets a Dark and Dramatic Makeover

by Capree K

29th Avenue: A Boring Bathroom Gets a Dark and Dramatic Makeover

Last fall, with two little dogs in tow, my husband and I picked up and moved to Portland, Oregon to fulfill our lifelong dream of living in the Pacific Northwest. (Yes, we left our light and airy dream kitchen back in Utah -- I think about it often. RIP) We were quick to get our roots planted in our new city, though, and have started transforming our 1920s bungalow into a Scandinavian-inspired dream home, starting with a full-blown, down-to-the-studs bathroom makeover!       

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