20-Day Small Bathroom Makeover – Before and After

Bathroom makeover after 1

My small bathroom makeover is finished, and I made my goal of getting it finished in 20 days!! (That's 20 working days, not 20 calendar days.) And I packed this bathroom full of small bathroom design ideas, all done on a budget. The "before" bathroom was full of apartment-grade...well...everything -- the cheap laminate countertop with the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 18: Shower Curtain Design & Progress

DIY shower curtain with pleated ruffle design

I was so certain that I'd have my shower curtain done by today, but it just didn't happen.  Part of the reason is that I spent (wasted) probably two good hours just still trying to decide what the heck I wanted to do.  I would try something, not like it, unpin everything, and start over. I finally decided to just stick pretty closely to the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 17: Floral Hand Painted Floor Cloth

Hand painted floral floorcloth

Yesterday, I finished up one more big project for my bathroom makeover.  I made a floral hand painted floor cloth. You have no idea how hard it was for me to not do stripes.  Stripes are my go-to design for projects like this.  They have great impact in a room, and they're incredibly easy to do.  And most importantly, I love how stripes look.  … [Read more...]

How To Make Cheap & Easy Chunky Scrap Wood Shelves

ake cheap and easy shelves from scrap wood

One more bathroom project I did last weekend was making some chunky shelves made from scrap wood that I had left over from last summer's elevated garden bed project.  If you'll remember, I made my wood vanity countertop out of cedar fence pickets, and since I just happened to have some leftover cedar 2" x 4" lumber, I decided to use that for … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 16: DIY Flower Vine Artwork Made With Drywall Mud

DIY Flower and Vine Artwork Wtih Dimensional Flowers Made From Drywall Mud

My bathroom makeover is moving right along. This weekend, I got some shelves made and installed over the toilet (which I'll share with you later), and I got some artwork done for my one blank wall. I wanted something simple, and something that incorporated all of the colors in the bathroom (including the stained wood), so I recycled the big white … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 15: It’s All In The Details

Bathroom makeover day 15 - mosaic mirror above the vanity

Have you ever spent hours and hours on a room, installing trim, caulking trim, priming trim, painting trim, and doing all other kinds of little detail work, only to get to the end of your day, take a look at the room, and think to yourself, "It looks like I haven't done a darn thing today!!!!" Welcome to Day 15 of my bathroom … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Recap (Will I Meet My 20-Day Goal?)

When I started my bathroom makeover, I made it my goal to do the whole project, start to finish, in 20 working days.  I'm not talking about calendar days here, since I did go out of town for a few days, and I still have days when I can't focus on DIY stuff because I have other responsibilities.  But I wanted to finish it in 20 actual working … [Read more...]

My Quest For The Perfect Shower Curtain (Help Me, Please!!)

I really struggled with coming up with an idea for my bathroom mirror frame, but making a decision only took me about three days. The shower curtain design, on the other hand, has had me stumped for at least two weeks now. I think I'm making this decision much more difficult that it should be, but clearly I need help. If you'll remember, I … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 14: DIY Mosaic Wood Tile Mirror Frame – Finished!

Bathroom makeover day 15 - mosaic mirror above the vanity

I had hoped to have a beautiful picture to show you of my new framed mirror hanging above my bathroom vanity, but unfortunately, I don't. You see, when I'm doing a makeover and sharing it with you in real time, sometimes those "beauty shots" just aren't possible. And when I try my hand at cutting a mirror at 9:30pm, and realize that while I do … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 13: Mosaic Tile Mirror, Part 2 (with better explanation…hopefully)

DIY mosaic tile frame made with wood yardsticks

As predicted, I didn't finish my mosaic tile framed bathroom mirror yesterday. Boy, do I know how to pick the tedious, labor-intensive, time-consuming projects, or what??!! :-D I did, however, get all four sections covered with tiles, and get them mitered. The frame isn't put together yet (I'll use my Kreg Jig to do that), so the pieces are … [Read more...]