Weeks 2 & 3
Continuing on with the budget bathroom update that I wish I had done sooner — next on the list was painting and a new vanity mirror.
I tried a light grey first for the walls that was a lighter shade of what we have in our bedroom but it didn’t look right so I ended up going for white.
Getting the right shade of white can be tricky.
At first, I intended to use leftover white paint (Benjamin Moore Simply White) but it was too yellow and looked dingy in the bathroom.
Next, I tested out some plain white, straight out of the can, untinted white that I use for baseboards and doors. I was hesitant about how it would look but this article from Houzz about 10 Beautiful White and Wood Bathrooms helped me finalize my decision to paint the walls white without thinking it would look too clinical.
This white instantly brightened the room and made it look cleaner too. Paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to update a space.
To keep things simple I painted the doors and baseboards the same white as the wall.
Next was removing the large mirror above the vanity. This was something that I had wanted to do for awhile but was very hesitant about taking the mirror off. It actually was quite easy to remove and replacing it with a round mirror instantly updated the look of the bathroom – why didn’t I do this 4 years ago??
That’s it so far, a huge change on a very small budget and something that could easily be done on a weekend. To see the progress other people have made follow along on the One Room Challenge site.
Side Note: Notice the Difference
between the current
ORC and the last one?