Bathroom Upgrades

Our builder-grade bathroom has been on our renovation wish list for a while.  A full blown reno is not in the budget.


By using basic staging, I gave it a low cost upgrade for less than $100.  


Thick new towels from Target added a little luxury to the Whatchamacallit.



I added a frame around the mirror using a thick picture frame moulding from home depot.  There are a ton of tutorials out there for this project.  I happen to think Janells is the best.





The light oak vanity got a coat of cream colored paint and new off-the-shelf hardware.




Blue candles from Target and the sconce came from the Pottery Barn Outlet.




The tile floor was updated with off-white grout paint.  
The old grout was dark and gave the tile a dated feel. 
 It was a super easy project.
The grout paint came from Home Depot and was applied with a toothbrush.

(Tile After)


(Tile Before)


(Before)

(Before)


(Before)

And now:
(After)

Thanks for visiting.  I am so excited to have reached 300 followers today.
 You are all so talented and inspiring.

46 comments:

  1. Lovely, especially the soft color combinations...we have a vanity similar to yours. It's bothered me forever that while the front is wood, the side is laminate. I think I'm gonna be painting. Smiles, Debbie

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  2. What a fantastic update, and for under $100, you're my hero! I never knew that grout paint existed. As I recall, our builder told us that dark grout is something he never recommends as it makes the floor stand out too much. What a great way to fix that problem.

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  3. That's exactly what I need to do mine. But first I'd have to remove the 11 year old wallpaper.

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  4. The tiles look brand new! The whole bath looks refreshed and serene. Fantastic that you did it so inexpensively.

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  5. What a great update to your bathroom. I have been wanting to try grout paint and now I am inspired to get this done.
    Lacy

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  6. Beautiful update! I used the grout paint with our old tile and it was so much easier to keep clean and maintain once it was painted. Could you please post your interior paint colors? Thanks :)

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  7. It's amazing what some paint and accessories can do for a bathroom. Yours looks beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. This looks fantastic. Who needs a renovation when you can do this. Just changing out the grout color made a huge difference. I love the rug too.

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  9. Love what you did to update your bathroom.
    I really love the tile, and am thinking I would like to do that in my bathroom. You did a lovely job of accessorizing as well. Very very pretty
    and refreshingly modern looking!!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  10. SO pretty!! And the upgrades were so simple, yet made such a big difference! Thanks for the ideas!

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  11. Great job! The grout paint made such a difference! I love the color scheme and your whatchamacallit! Congrats on 300 followers!

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  12. Just like some of the other comments above, I am very excited about the grout paint! Do you have to seal it afterwards to keep dirt out? Or would you just repaint it later? Great, great idea! I also love the other changes you made to the bathroom. It has a very classy look!

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  13. Just wanted to thank you for your inspiration.
    I had been thinking this past week that I should
    change some things around it my guest bathroom just to refresh it a bit, so after I saw your
    bathroom I was inspired so went in there and changed things up, added a bit of rafia here and there and folded towels instead of rolling them,
    and added another candle. Am delighted with the results. Will probably share them next Tuesday on Tabletop Tuesday, in case, you would like to see what you inspired! Thanks.........
    Nellie

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  14. You did a great job. Such a big impact from the changes you made and a love the window treatment above the bath. I've really enjoyed touring around your blog - you've done some beautiful projects! Joining as a new follower. :)

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  15. I found your blog a few months ago and loved it, so glad to see you posting frequently. Love how this came out. I didn't realize there was a such thing as grout paint. Who knew!!! Lovely!

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  16. what wonderful, simple changes! the impact is worth way more than $100. great job!

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  17. Beautiful! I can't believe what a difference that grout paint made!

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  18. BEAUTIFUL! I love your colors choice and all your little accents. Amazing transformation for under a $100.00. I saw your shelf on another post and I've been searching thrift stores today looking for something that I can paint and turn into a shelf like yours. Now I think I have the perfect piece of something right here at home! I'll send you pictures when I'm done!

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  19. Thank you for the shout out! You bathroom looks wonderful and I love your previous post on your drapery panels, which look fabulous! Janell

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  20. Can we please see more of your daughter's room?? i am in awe. please please Theory in iowa

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  21. I adore everything!! Great job! The tile looks 100% better!

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  22. Could you PUH-LEEEEZE post your paint colors. Love all that you've done and some of your readers need all the help they can get! I know Coir is your main color, but what about the dining room and bathroom colors? Thank you!!!

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  23. i LOVE your redo! its so fun to redo the bathroom! We recently had a flood and got to do a complete reno of our entire downstairs so now everytime I go upstairs to the bathroom especially I want to cry! Great stuff and great ideas!
    http://organizedcleandesign.blogspot.com/

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  24. Grout paint? Oh my gosh! I so need this in my life! Your bathroom looks gorgeous!

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  25. Love the valance over the window...I may do that for a vintage bath I have.
    Thanks

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  26. wow! This was awesome. Thanks for such great ideas and wonderful pictures! Blessings!

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  27. Brandi, I will do my best with the paint colors. Some of them are really old and no longer available however, HD still has some in the computer and can try to recreate them using other brands.

    Main Living Room, Kitchen and Foyer: Coir (Martha Stewart)
    Master Bedroom and Bathroom: Brown Fox (Ralph Lauren)
    Dining Room: Crevecoeur (Martha Stewart)
    Trim, Paneling and Wainscoting: Hayseed (Behr)
    Black Doors: Ace Of Spades (ACE)

    Hope that helps. Thanks for visiting!

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  28. Thanks so much...you rock :):) Keep up the great posts...I really appreciate you!

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  29. I Love this makeover! Would you mind telling me how you kept the grout paint off the tiles, especially using a toothbrush? I have GOT to try this.
    Angex

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  30. I have photos to send to you for a little help. May I please?

    Thank you in advance.

    An HGTV fan and I follow your blog. You are awesome.

    Patti Broome

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  31. Catlover, Thank you, I would love to help. Leave me a comment with your email address.

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  32. I noticed the trim on your mirror was a little different then Janells-do you know what you used. And is your window a mis-treatment? It's lovely! We have woven roman shades I want to partially cover :)

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  33. Brand new follower from Remodelaholic- LOVE this bathroom! What is the fabric you used for your window treatment? Your colors are very similar to what I'm using and I love this fabric! :)

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  34. Oh my....just found your blog....and love it!!! I am so very happy to learn of grout pain...how I need that!!! In your spare time (not intended as a joke, ha), but if you do have a little time, would you detail the grout paint process, i.e diffculty, time involved.

    Thank you so very much, and I am an excited new follower..

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  35. where did you get that gorgeous shefl? did you build it?

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  36. This bathroom is beautiful! I want to do mine like this. I, too, love that gorgeous shelf!

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  37. Sarah,

    I'm really enjoying browsing around your blog. So, not only do we have the same Euro shams/coverlet in our bedrooms, we have the same bath towels and color scheme for the master bath. I have the same vision for painting my cabinets white and putting that kind of hardware on them. It's encouraging to see someone with talent and expertise have similar design tastes.
    Sharon

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  38. I love your bathroom, the colors are so relaxing!
    Angela

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  39. I LOVE your bathroom! Can you please tell me where I can find the lovely floral curtains and rug???? Thank you so much!

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  40. Love this bathroom! I would like to remake mine in a similar fashion with like colors. Is the fabric over the window just a panel on a curtain rod?

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  41. I want to do the miter cut corners like you did with your framing, but want to make sure I buy the right lengths. HOw did you do it??

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  42. Beautiful bath! I'm in the process of of re-doing mine. Can you please tell me where you got the beautiful shelf?

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  43. Would love to know where you got the shelf - it is exactly what I have been looking for, for our re-do. Thanks!

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  44. Looks like the grout paint would be easier to keep clean. Any comments from anyone who has tried grout paint?

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  45. I am also wondering where you got the shelf. I have ben searching for a similar one but have had no luck!

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  46. Absoutley love the floral rug, where did you get it??

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