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Love the One You're With: Bathroom on a Budget

By Evolution of Style on Sep 23, 2013

Hello!!

I'm so very excited to share the client condo makeover I've been working on - it really turned out lovely! As I said, this project expanded beyond the kitchen cabinets I was working on, to the bathroom vanities as well. And as I sit here thinking about it, it's really a "working with what you have" type of makeover, thus the "Love the One You're With" title. :-)

Sure, we all drool over the perfect kitchen and bathroom, but realistically, it takes some serious bucks to make those dreams a reality. So, when you don't have the Benjamin's to create the Pinterest perfect spaces you want, what do you do? You love the one you're with, right?

I think this condo makeover is proof positive that you don't have to break the bank to make a space fresh and pretty.

I'm going to start with one of the bathrooms, as it turned out to be my favorite room out of all of them.

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I absolutely love the way this bathroom turned out - and what's even better is that it was not an expensive overhaul. We're talking paint and a few accessories here, folks.

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Ironically, I picked out the paint before I stumbled upon this perfectly coordinating rug. The cabinet paint color is "Gray" by Benjamin Moore. I have to give a big shout out to Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange, because she is such a great color resource! Her post about great gray cabinet colors was key in choosing this fab color. This gray does not disappoint! I already have plans for using this color somewhere in my home - it's gorgeous.

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Did I mention I found the rug at Target on clearance? Ironically, I had actually bought it for myself a couple of months back, but had to return it because the bathroom door in my husband's office was so low that the rug would get smushed every time you opened or closed it. It was a happy reunion to find it again and put it to use.

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I couldn't resist painting the walls in order to finish off the space. They're painted in Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore (leftover from the kitchen). And the cabinet pulls are from Lowe's.

So, let's break it down:
Wall paint (leftover from kitchen), so I'm not really counting this as an extra cost
Cabinet paint - Gray, by Benjamin Moore (Advance) - $45
Rug - Target - $14.98
Towel - Target - $9.99 for a pack of four, originally purchased for the kitchen, which again, I don't really count as incremental cost for this space (so I'm not counting it).
Cabinet hardware - Lowes -$7.94
Total: $67.92

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It's just a matter of putting in a little bit of elbow grease to freshen up a space in your home. This bathroom just makes me happy now, compared to where it began.

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