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Guest bathroom renovation on a budget

We’ve been slowly finishing the second guest bathroom renovation on a budget, and I thought I would share the almost (kind of) finished project with you! Since it’s on a budget, we used a vintage buffet for a sink vanity with an above counter sink, and some of out leftover wood flooring on the wall!

Small budget bathroom makeover with wood wall from flooring and a vintage buffet as a vanity

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We’ve going along as budget and time allow for our bathroom renovation.

I shared our wood wall with you already , and the painted storage cabinet I recently finished. We’ve finally started putting it all together.We turned a small, vintage buffet that my sister-in-law found for $50 into our vanity. The sink was more than the vanity at $139, but it saves us almost $250!

Small guest bathroom renovation, small buffet as vanity

I liked this vanity a lot, but wanted something a little longer. I decided to remove one door for now, and see how I liked it as open storage (We kept the door just in case I wanted to put it back.). I liked the idea of towels there for now,but a few people in our home use the bathroom as a “library”, so I may need to put the door back on for “stuff”. You have to keep those magazines and crosswords somewhere!!!

Small bathroom makeover with wood wall

I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Violet, and then sealed it with polyacrylic since I knew it was going to get a good amount of water splashed  on it. So far, it’s help up really well and cleaned up nicely.

Small basement guest bath on a budget with wood accent wall and repurposed vintage buffet

The faucet is  the Wynford from Moen . It was very easy to install and looks perfect with the sink!

Vesssel sink and stand alone faucet

I really love how the wood accent wall looks behind everything, and really warms up the space!

It’s those little touches in an update or renovation that make something look so much more personal.

Boho towels on hotel rack

 A hotel-style towel rack  is an extra spot to keep towels in a small space like our guest bath.

Tile shower with mixed tiles

We are still trying to decided what to do about the shower. The shower tile has been our biggest expense so far. We haven’t decided if we might do either  a vintage style round shower rod, or a corner shower rod, or eventually a glass shower side. I love how the tile turned out though, it has a great clean feel.

subway tiles and stainless fixtures

We added a smaller shower head since it’s a cozy shower space.

I am really happy with the way things are going in our guest budget bathroom renovation. It’s been a long haul for sure! We still need to add all of the trim along the floor and around the door and finish the ceiling. It’s nice to have it be so usable,and feel so updated! You can see how it’s decorated for fall here.

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DIY bathroom renovation on a budget


  1. Really pretty bathroom! love the buffet turned vanity and the beautiful color you painted it. The tile is lovely too. I’m a huge fan of vessel sinks. I think it looks amazing with the vanity.

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