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Hi Friends ~

I recently tackled another project here at home and wanted to share what less than $100 did to transform the space.

My wonderful husband gives me creative license throughout the house except for one area . . . the lower level family room which is “his space”.  I’m trying to avoid the term “man cave” because it’s so overused and in my mind cliché, but I guess that’s what it is . . . I might as well call a spade a spade!  I do sneak down there from time to time to make an adjustment (or two) when he’s not around (shhhhh . . . don’t tell . . . .) to quell the tremors and satiate my OCD but it’s really a great space.  At some point I’ll be sure to share it with you!

Also on the lower level is a full (but very tiny) bathroom and large guest room.  This bathroom has been an embarrassment when our children or guests come to stay and there was a patch of unpainted drywall repair due to a leak that was fixed several months ago.

Things that drove me nuts:  the shabby honey oak vanity, the cheap mirror and frame that was quickly painted the same color as the walls, the towel bar over the toilet (I generally dislike towel bars and this was the first thing you saw when walking past or into the room).  The cheap rugs that we threw down there when we moved in 18 months ago were a safety hazard and never stayed in place!  The floor tile is in good shape and the light fixture, faucet  and toilet were brand new when we bought the house so no need to change those items!  The vanity top with incorporated sink . . . well, I just didn’t want to tackle replacing that right now.

In true Jude fashion I was SURE I’d taken full before pictures but it was only after I started disassembling the room that I thought to check.  Ummmmm . . . NOPE!  (Sorry, I promise I’ll get better at that!)

So here are a few down and dirty before shots:



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And here’s the finished refresh:





What a huge impact for under $100.00!

Here’s the cost breakdown:

 New rug (Home Goods):  $14.99

Cabinet paint (Benjamin Moore Graphite) leftover from another project:  $0.00

Wall paint (1 quart Benjamin Moore Lampblack):  $20.00

New mirror (Home Goods):  $24.99

Cabinet hardware (Home Depot):  $11.92

Floating shelves (Home Depot):  $25.96

Total cost:  $97.86!

I’m getting ramped up to tackle the guest bedroom soon and can’t wait to get my hands on it!  Do you have a budget friendly redo you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear from you!

Until the next time ~

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