Navy Bathroom Budget Breakdown and Shopping Sources
Hello my Foxy friends! Last week was a crazy one, with lots of projects being wrapped up, like the new “navy” bathroom [here], the Fall Home Tour [here] & my little Shiplap Project [here]. Before I get carried away with details, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the all the positive, supportive comments. I read every single one and each and every one is very much appreciated. I did something a little different, so I kinda held my breath when I hit publish. Yeah, it’s not super crazy, but it’s not white… so I was really tickled when a few of you expressed that you felt like using a dark color now too! That is so fun to hear, that I might inspire someone, even just a little.
As promised, I worked over the weekend to get the Navy Bathroom Budget Breakdown and Shopping Sources post together for y’all. This is refresher number 6 on this bathroom. So far, we are making due without that gut-remodel really well. And in my heart, I already know, when it comes time to choose between this room, and putting in a new courtyard entry out front… this poor little room is not going to win.
For your shopping convenience, this post will contain direct links to the products I bought and used, some will be “similar to” if it’s no longer available, and some may be affiliate links. (An affiliate link just means I might earn a tiny commission if you choose to purchase, but it won’t cost you a single penny more.) I like to be upfront about that!
Are you ready? I’m going to go thru everything and all the links will be together at the end so they are all in one place. Just to really be comprehensive, this is what we started with the day we took ownership…
- Wood Oak Vanity. Present upon home purchase.
- New Hardware. Initial makeover, under $30.00
- New Sink. Initial makeover, approximately $75.00
- New Faucet. Initial makeover, approximately $125.00
Note: Some of the original costs offset by selling the oak mirror/medicine cabinet, wall hooks, soap holder, faucet, sink and lighting at a garage sale.
- Laminate, came with the vanity (wa-hoo)
- Paint. Minimal product used, approx $10-20.00
Received a DIY paint makeover (a few times). Current Look: Maison Blanche Paint Company’s La Chaux French Lime Paint in White Pepper & Arctique. Sealed with Maison Blanche Matte Varnish. I’ve got sharing a tutorial for the painted countertop on my to-do list.
Before & After
A Countertop Close-Up
Lights, Mirror & Shelf
THE LIGHTS, MIRROR & SHELF:
- Lights. $29.32 … So I bought two. 😉
- Mirror. $60
- Shelf. $44.98
- Wood & Metal Lantern. On Hand. Originally $24.95
- Pulley. 25 cents
- Rope. 50 cents
- It came with the house (unfortunately). Free
Just to be fair, it’s a fine functioning shower, it’s been disassembled, scrubbed, power washed, reassembled and completely freshly caulked. I don’t care for the gold, but it works. I am in all honestly, thankful I have clean, running water. But it’s still hard to share that this is what’s behind the curtain. Thankfully, I have “an ugly gold corner shower fix”!!
Details can be found [by Clicking Here] (I couldn’t capture a good shot with the new navy walls, so I used this image)
The inspiration photo that gave me the idea to mount the vintage one I had in storage over the boxed tub.
The Bathtub & Mantel
- Came with the house. Free
Unfortunately, it was the same vanilla color as the shower. My fix was painting it, with paint I had on hand. Cost zero. See details [here] – Which I don’t suggest following unless you are at your wits end, and don’t care about longevity. (We really don’t use our tub) . And I really
hated disliked it very, very much.
THE MANTEL OVER THE BATHTUB:
- Already owned. Does that count towards the budget?
I had it in storage, this is the 3rd home we’ve had it at, and I’m still so glad we got it inside the house! And that I’m not afraid of spiders… because it was covered in Black Widows when I hauled it from it storage spot!
Snakes? I would have lit that sucker on fire!!!!
Rug, Blinds & Curtains
THE RUG, BLINDS & CURTAINS:
- Jute Runner Rug in Off White, $55
Confession. I opened this just to use in the bathroom, even though I bought it before I ever knew I was going to do a bathroom makeover. I love it soooo much in the bathroom, but it’s not washable. So sadly, I exiled it to the hallway, that I originally ordered it for before I stole it for the bathroom. I didn’t want my boys stressing about it. And Austin even told me; “Mom, I’m really glad you took that rug out, because I didn’t want to worry about it when I’m brushing my teeth or shaving”. It was definitely the right thing to do. I’m sure I’ll find something more suitable… even if it’s not as cute.
- Blinds. Provided by Blinds.com [here] Mine are Sisal Banana Leaf Twist
I had these two homes ago, and I knew they would be perfect with our french style windows. I can draw them up a pinch to have the crank available, and lower them to let in light, but still provide privacy. The top down-bottom up feature is fantastic, making them so versatile! The texture is pretty fab too. You can get them lined, but I opted to let the filtered light come thru. There are side binding options too, but I went with the simpler look. I love how it makes my bathroom look.
- Curtains. $24.99
Similar [here] since I bought mine 8 months ago, and it’s often hard to track things down in different stores/states. They come in grey & white too, just FYI.
Okay guys… whew! I think I addressed everything. If I didn’t, just email me or let me know in the comments below.
SOURCE LIST & PAINT COLORS:
- Navy Wall Paint on accent wall – Benjamin Moore Hale Navy (close second was Valspar Blue Fedora)
- White Wall Paint (on wood planked sections) – Benjamin Moore, I think I used Decorator White
- White Trim Paint (including tub surround, pony wall and bulkhead) – Benjamin Moore Gloss in Super White
- Tub Paint – Benjamin Moore Gloss Super White over Bullseye Primer (I do not reccomend this)
- Counter Paint – Maison Blanche La Chaux French Lime Paint in White Pepper & Arctique
- Counter Sealer/Protector – Maison Blanche Paint Company’s Matte Varnish
- Lighting – Kimball Galvanized Steel Sconce from Home Depot [here]
- Mirror – Moen Banbury from Home Depot [here]
- Glass Ledge Shelf – Moen Banbury from Home Depot [here]
- French Silver “le bain” Containers – Home Goods
- Hobnail Soap Dish – Vintage/Thrifted
- Marble cake stand – HomeGoods
- White Bar Stool – Garage Sale
- Galvanized Metal Tray/Topper – BHG for Walmart [here]
- Hand Towels – Provided by Boll & Branch
- Hanging Lantern – HomeGoods
- Metal Pulley – Junque Find
- Towel hooks – little boutique shop many years ago
- Bath Sheets & Bath Towels – Provided by Boll & Branch
- Wooden Tray – HomeGoods
- FOXY Liquid Soap – Coming soon to Vintage 101
- Navy/White Striped Curtain Panels – HomeGoods [find similar here]
- Woven Blinds – Provided by Blinds.com [find mine here]
- Natural Jute Rug – [here]
- Over commode cabinet – Target
- Curtain system – Ikea
- Shower Curtains – I re-purposed old curtain panels, and added the ruffled extensions.
- Flooring – Peel and stick faux marble (which is wearing fabulously, was cheap & simple to install!)
Disclosure: I am not a professional decorator or contractor. I’m sharing solely for inspiration purposes. This is what worked for us, in our home.
[…] Shannon gave the bathroom a face lift without embarking on a major renovation or blowing the budget. She painted the existing laminate countertop, painted the cream colored bathtub white and covered the gaudy gold shower with curtains rather than ripping it out. (See more details for all of these projects at Fox Hollow Cottage.) […]