It hit me this weekend. This uncontrollable need to do a little something to the dark and dingy basement bathroom. I honestly dreaded stepping into this tiny space because almost everything needs an update. On top of that, I’ve scrubbed that toilet one billion times and it’s still dirty. Frustration at its finest.
Here’s how it looked a few days ago, which is also how it looked when we moved in. You can spot that dirty toilet bowl from even this bad angle!
– Unused paint that I bought for our entryway, but didn’t end up liking for that space. The color is Sedate Grat by Sherwin Williams
– Leftover Walnut wood polish from the master bath shelving project
– Clearance Target wall art that I bought for $5 dollars over 6 months ago
Here’s what I purchased:
– Nate Burkus rug from Target ($20)
– Threshold mirror from Target. This beaut is framed with both wood and silver… Mixed textured love at first sight. ($40)
– New light fixture from Menards. (On sale for $79)
– Vanity knobs and pulls. The pulls are from Menards ($10) and the knobs are from HomeGoods ($12 for set of four… Extras for a future project!)
– Towel hooks. The larger antler one is from HomeGoods ($10) and the smaller deer head one is too, but I found it is the clearance section for a steal! ($5)
And here’s how it came together:
One week until the marathon so I didn’t have a long run stealing my Saturday morning time. Instead, I turned on the podcast and removed the shelving and mirror and cleaned the room. Next up, I taped and primed the walls and wood paneling. And lastly, I ended the morning with two coats of paint.
Next up, I moved to the vanity. I removed the old hardware and realized I’d need to find the wood filler. Because I swapped out the pull handles for pull knobs on the cabinet doors, I had to patch up two holes. After addressing that, I sanded the vanity, refinished with a darker wood stain, and added the new hardware.
Before and after: