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Our new main floor bathroom (half bath) features an ENTIRE wall of decorative vintage inspired tile, a DIY vanity and vessel sink for a show stopping farmhouse style.
This half bath was in DIRE need of work. Water from the upstairs misused plumbing had caused the second story floor/first floor ceiling to give way. ( Real world reminder to be kind to your plumbing. No wipes in the pipes! Or plastic wrappers of feminine products….a big no no.)
When we arrived from our move from Alaska, a construction team sent by the insurance had already removed the sheetrock in the first floor walls and ceiling and the subfloors from the upstairs master bath. We had a great open floor plan, ha ha! When the water mitigation team finished up their cleanup of the mold, we opted to take the cash from home owners insurance and complete the work ourselves. This allowed us to easily upgrade, while saving money on labor.
Now to the good stuff: I’m going to share with you where you can purchase everything from this bathroom makeover!
Total cost for Half Bath Remodel: $775
The WOW factor in this bath: the tile wall.
These tiles have the look of expensive cement tile at a fraction of the cost. They come in a “reverse” pattern, meaning the background is dark and the lines are light. I chose the lighter one hoping it would keep my house feeling brighter. I grabbed them for a steal of $1.98 a tile! You can find them at Home Depot HERE. We used a sanded grout in grey left over from the floor tile years ago, so free! Total cost tile, mortar and grout: $250
** UPDATE** This tile isn’t available at Home Depot anymore, but I did find it on trusty Amazon: SomerTile FCD10ARW Burlesque Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile, 9.75″ x 9.75″, Black/Grey/White
To save costs, we built our own open vanity. The space is *almost* 60″ wide. Our house is a bit older, so the walls aren’t straight, which we learned after purchasing this 60″ premade vanity. After that sadly didn’t work, we DIYed it using an awesome plan by Ana White, called Simple Open Farmhouse Style Vanity. We added a slatted shelf on the bottom and set a simple basket for extra toilet paper. This bathroom is off the main living space, so it doesn’t need to store makeup, hair supplies, etc. Total cost for wood and stain: $70
The sink is a simple vessel from Amazon.com: Decor Star CB-013 Bathroom Porcelain Ceramic Vessel Vanity Sink Art Basin. We paired it with a simple faucet for a sleek finish. Total Cost for sink, drain and faucet: $160
I’ve owned the mirror and accessories for years. Gave the mirror a new coat of paint and simply leaned it, because we have a pesky window that doesn’t allow us to hang a mirror at a usable height. The floor tile was put in, by us, 8 years ago. We simply painted the grout with a grout renew from Home Depot (they love how much money we spend there!)
Miscellaneous costs that were important but all the boring stuff: New drywall, wall texture, new toilet and plumbing: $300~ish
I’m ecstatic with how it turned out! The space is only 5ft x 5ft, but I was able to pack a lot of style into this small space.
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