A $200 Bathroom Makeover…..

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As designers, we love to share when we see something that makes an impact on us.  We also admit, impressing us takes a lot!  Join us today to see this $200 bathroom makeover.


Two Things That “Really” Impress Us In This $200 Bathroom Makeover


1-Sanded Oak Cabinets

2-Painted Vinyl Flooring

Oh if we had a nickel for every oak cabinet we have sent to Habitat or the landfills.  Never again.  Look how amazing these cabinets look!  Look close, or you will miss the exposed hinges, cultured marble, integrated vanity sink with the most basic chrome, plastic disc faucet on the market.  All we see is a custom cabinet finish with the universal choice of black hardware.

Next, we do declare!  This DIYer painted her ugly, yellowed, vinyl floor!  Simply wow!

Learn More About This Bathroom Cynthia Harper Living

Yes, changing a plumbing fixture can certainly update any bath…but who wants to suffer thru a mate doing the switch out (before calling in the expensive plumber!) for a quick bath update?  Here are a few of our go-to bathroom update suggestions everyone can do in a very short time!

Wait – I Already Painted My Oak Cabinets!

Yes, we know, you thought the only way to update oak cabinets was to paint them “white”.  It’s okay.  A black and white bath decor is timeless and these tips work just as well with those painted cabinets.



New Towels Update A Bath

Rethink the standard fluffy terry towels.  Add in some Turkish towels that double as beach wraps and picnic blankets…all drying quickly and taking up so much less room in the linen closet.

Turkish  Towels 

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Cabinet Hardware Quick Bath Update

A black matte finish works on so many cabinet finishes.  Be sure to check the center of the drillings and get the right size. Got a table knife…you can change most hardware in minutes!

Black Cabinet Hardware

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Inexpensive Area Rugs – Fun Ways To Makeover A Bath Quickly

Area rugs in a bath are a way to add in our own personalities.  Buy cheap ones and toss them when all that happens in a bath starts to get grungy.  Life is too busy to fuss about this.

Geometic Print Area Rugs

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Bath Accessories

Just as in the update above, Cynthia used some woven accessories to soften the decor.  We always suggest that decor items also have a purpose.  Like a tray that can hold products we use everyday.  White washed rattans are universal and work well in most of our decor.

Woven Bath Accessories


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Shower Curtains Offer Quick Bath Makeovers

Some like a glass tub enclosure, but others love the flexibility of a shower curtain.  Easy to change out often to keep fresh and another great way to reflect our personal style.  Looking for a spa-like bath?  Try a waffle weave  in a crisp white with easy roll rings.  Fling it back and get the bubbles ready for a soothing soak!

Crisp Shower Curtain


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No Bath Window, No Problem In A Makeover

Of course, live plants always look nice in a bath.  But what if the bathroom does not have good natural light, or we simply do not want to be responsible for plant care?  How about creating a gallery with botanical art?

Botanical Art

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Bon Weekend!

Wishing all our readers a wonderful weekend.  Perhaps a weekend project is in your future?


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8 thoughts on “A $200 Bathroom Makeover…..”

  1. I am truly impressed with this makeover and so little money would make anyone happy!

  2. Truly a fabulous makeover. So the cabinets were JUST sanded? That’s brilliant.

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