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DIY Bathroom Renovation Reveal

You'll be stunned by the before and after photos of this DIY bathroom renovation! I transformed my dated blue bathroom into a relaxing retreat in just six weeks, without any prior remodeling experience!

DIY bathroom renovation final result
After six long weeks, my DIY bathroom renovation is finally complete! It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get this bathroom finished in time, but I'm sooooo happy with the results! The dated blue eyesore is gone, and in its place is a relaxing retreat that is now the nicest bathroom in the house!

This post was sponsored by Jeffrey Court, Cabinet Door Mart, MirrorMate and Liberty Hardware. This DIY bathroom renovation couldn't have been a success without their support! Links to the products used may be affiliate links. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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My goal for this DIY bathroom renovation was to work with the almond fixtures instead of replacing them. They may be dated, but they're too expensive to throw away! This basement bathroom isn't used much, so I couldn't justify the cost of a full gut job.

Before, the bathroom was hidden from view by the wood shim barn door I built for that purpose.

bathroom with almond fixtures behind barn door

Now, the door can stay wide open! I focused on a neutral color palette that would blend with the almond tub and toilet. Shades of beige, tan and brown make the off-white fixtures seem fresh and clean, instead of dated and dingy.

DIY bathroom renovation after photo

I even replaced the crazy hexagon sink with another almond one to keep the colors consistent. A bright white sink would stick out like a sore thumb! The countertop now has limestone tile that blends well with the new sink.

almond sink in DIY bathroom renovation

But the almond fixtures weren't the only issue. The vanity was an ugly orange-pink color, and the countertop was a black granite tile that showed water spots constantly!

bathroom with almond fixtures, dated vanity and multiple mirrors

But the vanity was custom built into this angled space, so replacing it would be a huge endeavor. Instead, I switched out the doors and drawer fronts for gorgeous new cabinet doors from Cabinet Door Mart.

DIY bathroom renovation vanity

The door pulls and knobs from Liberty Hardware feature the same bronze and copper finish as the faucet, bringing the whole look together.

Liberty hardware door pulls on new cabinet doors

The three mirrors around the vanity area before created a fun house effect. Trust me, no one wants to see themselves climbing out of a deep jetted tub from every angle! I removed the two side mirrors, and gave the back one a makeover with an easy-to-install frame from MirrorMate (tutorial to come soon!)

The right side turned into the perfect spot for a towel ring and a small tray.

tiled vanity countertop with hand towel ring and framed mirror

The angled wall now features recessed bathroom shelves to hold pretty toiletries.

recessed shelves added to the wall during a DIY bathroom renovation

close up view of essential oils and candle in recessed shelves

But the biggest change was the tile! I partnered with Jeffrey Court for their Renovation Challenge, where 16 bloggers were tasked with giving an entire room a makeover featuring their gorgeous tile. I'm so anxious to hear what the judges have to say about my DIY bathroom renovation!

I started with the bathtub surround, which is tiled in Jeffrey Court's Emperador Mosaic tile. The darker brown tiles mirror the stain color of the vanity, bringing the design together.

DIY bathroom renovation bathtub before and after

The walls around the tub and vanity are Jeffrey Court's Emperador Mix Mosaic. The darker tiles in the mixed mosaic are the same stone as the tub, and the lighter tiles bring in the colors of the tub, wall paint and vanity tile.

bathtub with mosaic tile walls, towel and robe hanging on wall

There's no shower in this tub, so I only needed to extend the tile up the wall a foot to protect the drywall from splashes. The transition between tile and wall is marked by Jeffrey Court's Emperador Dome trim tile, which creates a continuous line that draws your eyes around the room.

bathtub with wall tile completed during DIY bathroom renovation

I've spent more time in this tub working on my DIY bathroom renovation than I ever did relaxing in it, but that's going to change after this week! I have all the necessities for a soothing soak in the jetted tub now.

bath salts in wooden bowl with spoon and candle

fancy bath soap in soap dish with washcloth

I'm so thankful for the One Room Challenge giving me the kick in the pants I needed to get this major project completed. I've been putting it off for years, and it would have dragged on forever without the six week timeline motivating me to get it done!

DIY bathroom renovation complete

before and after of DIY bathroom renovation

Make sure to check out the other guest participants in the One Room Challenge! There's some amazing transformations you've just got to see!

One Room Challenge Guest Participant


See something in this DIY bathroom renovation that you'd like for your own home? Here's the complete list of materials and items I used, so you can nab them for yourself!

Tile

Vanity

Walls

Accessories


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