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A Budget Bathroom Makeover Reveal You’ll Love!

This budget bathroom makeover transformed a hall bathroom shared by teen girls into a modern and pretty space for less than $200!

Do you love a good makeover?

Me too!

How about a makeover that costs less than $200?

That only takes one weekend to complete?

Then I’ve got a project to show you!

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Now let’s take a look at where this bathroom started!

Cornflower blue paint, gray striped shower curtain, large builder-grade mirror (with tons of finger prints…) and brown wood recessed panel cabinets.

hallway bathroom with light blue paint and basic large mirror
wood bathroom vanity with silver hardware

Definitely some room for improvement, right?!

After sharing a bathroom with their older brother for over a decade, my twin daughters were excited to give the room some girly details!

It was time to give the space a whole new feel.

Add a little glitz and glam.

The only catch? Our budget was just $200.

Mission accepted!

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Check Out This Budget Bathroom Makeover Reveal!

Bathroom with Kendall Charcoal gray painted cabinets and custom frame around mirror. Shower curtain is tonal gray stripes

Shop the Look

This makeover is largely brought to you thanks to the power of some paint!

Because our budget was small, we decided to keep the striped gray shower curtain and fluffy white bathmat.

I chose Benjamin Moore’s Horizon (1478), a light gray with a cool undertone for the walls.

Bathroom vanity with painted cabinets and mirror with custom frame and mercury glass light fixtures. White hand towels, gray marble bathroom accessories, and pink mercury glass vases complete the decor.

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Next, we painted the cabinets with Benjamin Moore’s Advanced paint in Kendall Charcoal and added mercury glass knobs for some bling.

My husband built a frame for the mirror for less than $20.

And I gave the light fixtures’ globes a mercury glass finish for a little more sparkle.

After these bigger changes, it was time to add the finishing touches.

Bathroom sink with polished nickle faucet, faux marble soap dispenser and pink mercury glass vases on a bathroom counter

I had about $30 left to add some pretty touches to the room.

We already had the white hand towels and we decided to keep the white-framed wall art.

All of our bath and hand towels in our home are white! I like to add bleach to the wash to keep them sanitized. Plus all my kids use acne creams that leave stains on colored towels.

All that to say, I didn’t need to buy any new towels.

Adding the Decor

We found these cute little pink plastic bins to go inside the cabinets we’ve had for several years over the toilet. The 2 sets of 3 bins were just $6 at HomeGoods.

We also picked up the letter board for $8 while we were there. My girls have a lot of fun changing out the quotes!

Yes, we’re all fans of The Office around here. Did you see the quote AnnMarie’s son hung in his bedroom?

Small white cabinet with glass front doors hangs on wall above the toilet. Cabinet is filled with pink baskets. A bucket filled with pink flowers sits on top of the cabinet with pink mercury glass vases, a letter board, and a glass terrarium

Shop the Look

We put together the flower bucket using some silk flowers I had around the house.

Bathroom vanity with painted cabinets and mirror with custom frame and mercury glass light fixtures. White hand towels, gray marble bathroom accessories, and pink mercury glass vases complete the decor.

We got a soap dispenser and cups that look like marble (they’re actually ceramic) from HomeGoods for $13.

I might love that place as much almost as AnnMarie does!

The girls received this sweet little terrarium as a Christmas gift.

geometric glass terrarium with a small cactus with a pink flower on a bathroom counter next to pink mercury glass vases

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I ended up technically busting my budget when I bought the pink mercury glass accents about two months after we finished the project for $21.

I saw them one day on Instagram and knew they would be perfect to finish the space. By the way, if you’re not following us there, why not?! LOL! We would love to see you there too. 🙂

Including the pink mercury glass, I went over the $200 budget by $17.

geometric glass terrarium with a small cactus with a pink flower on a bathroom counter next to pink mercury glass vases

Bathroom Makeover Budget Breakdown

  • Paint and primer (walls, cabinet, mirror frame) – $87
  • Wood for mirror frame – $17
  • Mercury glass knobs – $12
  • Faucets – $46
  • Spray paint for light fixture – $7
  • Pink plastic bins – $6
  • Letterboard with letters – $8
  • Marble-look bathroom sink accessories – $13
  • Pink mercury glass vases – $21

Total spent: $217

Before and After

Everyone loves a good before and after, so here you go!

Side by side images comparing a before and after bathroom makeover. The before bathroom had blue walls, wood cabinets, a large builder grade mirror, and builder grade light fixtures. The after picture features a vanity with painted wood cabinets, a custom framed bathroom mirror, and mercury glass light fixtures.


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What a difference!

I absolutely love how this space turned out!

I hope you’ve enjoyed following all the steps for this project! I’d love to hear what you think! You can send me an e-mail or leave a comment below.

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Wednesday 30th of September 2020

you did not include the price of the two faucets.

Anne Zirkle

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Hi Friend! Good catch! I detailed all the expenses more in the post about the mercury glass lights but I should probably add the full budget breakdown here. The faucets were $46 ($23 each) from Lowe’s. Thanks so much for checking out my project! I've updated the post to include the complete breakdown of how the money was spent.

Nancy Lee

Monday 2nd of December 2019

Hi Anne, you bring a fantastic post for me. You know, I was seeking some good and effective tips for remodeling my bathrooms. My bathrooms are already old and dirty enough and its real color was changed earlier due to oldness. In this situation, I badly need some tips like this post. Bunch of thanks for sharing this beautiful and helpful post with us.


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi Nancy! I'm so glad my budget-friendly tips were helpful for you!

Carolyn Patrinicola

Friday 1st of March 2019

Really like all you’ve done and how inexpensively re-decorating can be nowadays. I know the twins have to love having their own space, and being clearly “girly” may just be a deterrent for their very manly brother!


Friday 1st of March 2019

Thank you! It is amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it? And yes, the girls love their new bathroom style. :)