Bathroom Reno Update


This is the "Gut and Renovate My Bathroom for $3000 Challenge".  There has really been no progress on the demo/reno itself, but I have been shopping and found some great prices that will help stretch my tiny budget.  Like my new American Standard toilet that was 30% off at Home Depot:


My new Moen bathroom faucet (matches my kitchen faucet) was marked down by $50.  I popped it into place in the new sink for effect :)


 I opted for this sink/vanity combo because it was only  $88 marked down from $129 and I can paint the cabinet and doll it up later on.  I've already put different knobs on it because the original knobs were, well, cheap looking!


So far so good.  Next items to pick up are the lights and bathroom fan so I can get the electrician in to wire them.  As soon as the snow disappears, I will be ripping out the tile floor so that I can get the plumber to rough plumb the sink and toilet.  Then it will be the installation of the ceiling, walls, floor and trim.

Budget                $3000
Spent to date:           640  (capping lines and new fixtures)
Balance                $2360

So happy things are beginning to move on this project!!  To see Part 1 - click HERE



37 comments:

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!
Love, Olga

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Wow. You're doing great with your budget so far! That is fantastic. Love the new vanity. It's got a pretty, soft line to the bowl part. The new faucet is almost like the one in my upper bathroom. Very chic looking ;)

Happy Easter!

Meg said...

It's going to be awesome!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm sure you can't wait to see the final outcome of the bathroom, it will be so worth it!

Cindy said...

Your bathroom is going to be lovely!
Happy Easter, my friend.
Hugs, Cindy

gail said...

renovating can be so tough! Good luck with staying under budget. :)
I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.
gail

Heidi Lisa said...

Looks like you scored :o) I love looking for bargains! Hope you find a bunch more!

Meeha Meeha said...

I've had the same kind of sink&vanity, only white! And one day I painted it mint - so I can't wait to see what yours will look like... in the end! You could also paint the new door knobs with a tiny model when everything else is finished :)

Cynthia said...

ou are doing a great job, love the vanity. Great work.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are certainly off to a great start....Looks great so far...:)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

lovin the choices and it is going to be FABULOUS!!!! : ) sending hugs...

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Youve done a great job already! Cant wait to see the whole project!

Kathy {Pearls in Paradise} said...

Wow! You are getting some great deals! Love your choices so far. I will look forward to seeing it when it is all done.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am not finding good deals at the home improvement stores. Only at yard sales and only for the most random of things :) I need to go shopping with you :)

blessings,
karianne

Anne said...

Anne,
Great job finding things on budget.Great sink.Love the fixture too.Can't wait to see if all together.
Anne

Cristina Garay said...

Wow Great finds! I'm looking forward to seeing when it's all done!

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Calypso In The Country said...

So exciting - hey we have the same toilet! I love the faucet. Things are really coming along!

Samantha said...

I love the challenge/opportunity that comes from working on a budget. It takes talent to create beauty and be frugal at the same time. Kudos to you! Thank you for sharing at Cowgirl Up this week. Love having you at our party!
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Tricia said...

Looks great so far! I'll bet you're so excited...I would be :)

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Awesome! you really found great deals. Hope you find more and more.

xo :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

The shopping is an important step. Thanks for linking to Cowgirl up.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

How exciting! A bathroom reno. I have dreams of gutting my little master bath. Some day. Or maybe I can just do it myself ...

:)

Linda

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You're off to a great start! Can't wait to see the full reveal when it's done.

CAS said...

Sounds like a great plan, & you're sticking to your guns (I mean budget!). The sink & vanity are great!
CAS

Heidi Lisa said...

Thank you for the kind words on todays pictures...It is truly beautiful.

Lisha @ 1house1couple said...

I think at the rate you're going you might just make it under budget! good job! I like your sink/vanity choice, and woohoo for getting a deal on it :)

~Lisha

Jennifer said...

Hi Anne,
I think that your latest project is off to a great start!
One of my first thoughts was that it was amazing how quickly a reno budget can be eaten up. You did really well with your vanity, which has to be one of the pricer items in any bathroom. I know because we bought a new vanity not that long ago and I remember how hard it was to find something nice for a reasonable price.
I'm looking forward to seeing your bathroom progress.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Already loving your picks!!! This is going to be fabulous! I'm so excited...and a bit jealous...my bathrooms are on our list!

XO, Aimee

Karena said...

Hi Anne

I love your choices, great buys ass well!! I know your new bath will so beautiful!

I hope you will stop by and see my new Annie Sloan Projects Revealed!!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your budget friendly bathroom is really coming along. What a deal on the vanity and it will be fabulous when you work your magic:-) Great job.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

That's great!! You're doing really well with your budget so far! thanks for checking out my guest post yesterday and glad to have found your blog. Good luck with the bathroom reno; I love your choices so far!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Love the vanity and faucet! You're doing good so far! Hopefully the snow will be gone soon!
--Katie

Tisha said...

Great purchases! I'm so excited about your project. Thanks for linking up.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Looking good!

Jenn Lifford said...

Great start to your project!! It's always so hard to have patience at the beginning. I love the lines on the new vanity and sink. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Jenn :)

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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