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Master Bathroom Makeover Reveal

We did it! We completed our second One Room Challenge (along with over 180 other bloggers) and finished our master bathroom makeover in 6 weeks. As predicted, there were some bumps, but all in all we completed the vision and have been enjoying our completely made over space.

Let’s look at the before pictures.

Pretty builder grade standard which was actually perfect for my intentions of using the bones of what I had and sprucing it up with some paint and little additions!

Here was the process of our master bathroom makeover

  1. Remove backsplash and spray paint counters
  2. Paint gray walls and baseboards
  3. Paint vanity
  4. Spray paint light fixture and hardware
  5. Paint black wall
  6. Remove toilet, lay and grout floors and backsplash
  7. Caulk floors at the baseboards, around toilet, and caulk backsplash
  8. Build, stain and mount mirror trim. Stain towel rack
  9. Mount shelves, vanity hardware, and towel rack
  10. Decorate
  11. Use the glorious bathroom finally!!

And OF COURSE share with my wonderful friends and readers who have been so sweet to see it finished!



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Even my little snuggle bug is loving the space.
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Picture overload! Every angle is so different and fresh that I couldn’t resist. (And throwing a squishy baby in the mix was too tempting to pass up.) I’ll go into some of the decision points and product reviews in the next week. There’s just too much beauty to take in as well as text!

As promised here is a cost breakdown of what went into this makeover. My initial budget was $100, but that didn’t happen. Still, I was quite pleased with how much we did to this space with the dollar amounts below! I broke the costs between the actual items that made the makeover and the additional decor items I purchased per my taste. Anything not listed (paint, caulk, decor, extra hardware) we already had on hand!

Source List & Cost Breakdown

Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron

Accent wall color: Benjamin Moore Witching Hour

Surrounding wall color: BEHR Ground Fog (mixed with leftover BEHR Silky White)

Wood stain: Dark Walnut (about 2 coats)

Vanity Hardware: Ikea (spray painted)

Follow links below for the type of counter spray paint, hardware spray paint, and tile specs!)

Remodel Breakdown: $182

$16 Counter paint 2 cans

$4 Copper spray paint

$55 Vinyl floors

$17 Carrera marble backsplash

$26 Mirror and towel rack wood

$45 Shelves and brackets Ikea

$18 Light bulbs

$1.50 Drawer knobs Ikea

$11 Towel hooks

Decoration Costs: $60.50

$19 Picture frames Ikea

$11.50 Plants Ikea

$1.50 Soap dispenser Ikea

$1.50 White planter Ikea

$4 Drawer organizers Ikea

$7 Triangle art print Etsy

$9 Bath mat Ikea

$7 Door rack Ikea

Total Cost: $242.5

So you see?! A fabulous bathroom makeover doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg or break your back. Never underestimate the power of paint and mirror trim in a bathroom. Oh and vinyl peel and stick floor! It’s so easy to install and requires no tile saws. And you can grout it which makes it look totally legit.

Leave any questions below and I’ll get to them. Thanks for following along friends!


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  • Reply Jen

    Looks great Karisa! Love the black!

    November 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you Jen! So fun to do this along side of you and your talent (and similar tastes hehe)

      November 10, 2016 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Melissa George

    What a huge transformation! I’d be impressed at any budget, but pulling it off under $250? So impressive! I think all the copper accents are my fave. Those shelves above the toilet look especially awesome.

    November 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Melissa! Thank you thank you! Your support through this has made it so fun. I look up to you and all your design talent!

      November 10, 2016 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Besa GM

    Such a great transformation on such a low budget! Love the bold colour and the copper details! It looks so pretty and modern, and the baby is super, super cute!

    November 10, 2016 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Jess

    WOW! You did this SO affordably. It looks like a million bucks too!

    November 10, 2016 at 7:03 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Jess you’re my favorite. We’ve never met, but I just love you. haha, all sap aside, thank you!

      November 10, 2016 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Robin

    Wow! What an amazing transformation! I love the copper accents, and your mirror is awesome!

    November 10, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Michele

    Wow! It looks fantastic & I am so amazed by the budget you stuck to in achieving such a beautiful space! Great job!

    November 10, 2016 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

    Wow!!! What an awesome transformation! Loving all the copper.

    November 10, 2016 at 7:34 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you girl! I’m dying over the textures in your redone space!

      November 10, 2016 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    Loving the dark drama!

    November 10, 2016 at 8:10 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Kyla thanks for coming by! I’m all about that drama when I can sneak it in :P (Though my husband would say I’m not very sneaky about it HA)

      November 10, 2016 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Jen @ Noting Grac

    This bathroom is stunning! You did an amazing job bringing this room into the present. That copper has me all swoony! I just love how this turned out. Congratulations!!

    November 10, 2016 at 8:33 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you so much Jen! I’ve been dying to paint hardware copper, it’s just so fun!

      November 10, 2016 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Darcel

    I love this bathroom and the fact that you did it for under $300 is fantastic. Well done!

    November 10, 2016 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Cassie Bustamante

    love it! those inky walls and cabinets are awesome and i love the copper touches… and the baby!

    November 10, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Kym

    Amazing transformation – so pretty and wow you rocked the expenses!

    November 10, 2016 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Karrie Trowbridge

    It’s gorgeous! I love the dark walls and cabinet. Also, I love how you tied together the natural elements with the wood, stone floor, and copper accents! And…That baby is super cute too!

    November 10, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    It’s lovely and so fresh!! I think you did an amazing job on that budget!!

    November 10, 2016 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Krista

    Karisa! That copper and black combo is such an absolute show stopper! Gorgeous job!

    November 10, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Joan Miller

    Wow! This makeover is awesome! Congrats!

    November 10, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply heather

    Ummmm….I didn’t see the squishy baby on the source list. Please provide link. I need one. Oh, and the bathroom is pretty awesome too :)

    November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Want me to make you one? I’m pretty good at it :P (**gasps from my mother**)

      November 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply April R - Uncookie Cutter

    It looks fabulous! What a difference. I love that rose copper-y gold color of your metals. Fantastic!

    November 12, 2016 at 6:15 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you April! It’s such a fun color, I’m glad I finally did it!

      November 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Ashlea

    I love the black and copper combo! The power of paint gets me every time, it really is the best! Beautiful work.

    November 13, 2016 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Question- can you lay this peel+stick tile over existing tile (ours is the same size), or does it have to be layed on subfloor or the like? Thanks!

    November 14, 2016 at 10:45 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Katie! We totally laid it over our existing laminate. So I’m pretty sure you could lay it over real tile. Your grout lines just might be a little deeper.

      November 17, 2016 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Norma | The House that Will

    This is beautiful! Having the vanity the same colour as the wall is inspired!

    November 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Thank you! It was a little daring, but I’m happy with how it turned out!

      November 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Delia Gibbs

    Oh my! This bathroom is gorgeous! …and what a cutie pie that darling little baby : ).

    November 17, 2016 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    I LOVE this! So pretty. And your little one is adorable!

    November 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    I absolutely love it! You’ve done a fantastic job.

    November 30, 2016 at 5:59 am
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  • Reply Jessica

    I don’t know how I found this page but I did and my partner and I have fallen in love with the simple yet stylish design you pulled together. We’re intending to use it as the inspiration for redoing our master bath. We’ve the same ’80s base to work with (it’s eerie really). So thanks so much for sharing. How is everything holding up two months later? Anything you would have done differently?

    January 18, 2017 at 10:17 am
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      Hi Jessica! So funny, but I do think this type of bathroom is everywhere! I am about to do a post about how everything is is holding up! I think the only piece that I’m slightly concerned with is the spray painted counter. I’ll be taking some pictures and trying to explain my thoughts on it soon!

      January 18, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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        Thanks Karisa, excited to hear and see!

        January 23, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    Fabulous Bathroom design! Just wondering how the countertop paint has held up?

    February 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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