I’m officially wrapping up Phase I of the master bathroom makeover on the blog today.
With this particular project, I challenged myself to tighten the belt more than ever to see just how low I could go with the total cost.
Remember, this is what I started with:
And, thankfully, this is what I have now:
I wish I had known about The Shutter Store when I was looking for plantation blinds for my downstairs half bathroom. This online retailer offers the biggest selection I have ever seen of custom interior window shutters and blinds. You can get top-quality (made in the U.S.), totally custom-made from scratch window treatments for your particular space; yet they are affordable because you DIY the ordering and installation portions of the project.
I picked white express vinyl shutters that swing to the right. Some of the other details I chose included a full frame, white hinges and hidden push rods. The amount of choices available were impressive, to say the least.
When my shutters arrived, I was relieved at the small amount of work necessary to install them. (I also thought it was cool that they provided me with a little can of paint that matched the shutters.)
Basically, all I had to do was stick the frame together (the hubs is demonstrating in this photo):
Then screw it to the window frame. (The shutters arrived already hinged and pre-drilled.)
The shutters fit right into the frame, secured with hinge pins. I think it took me about a half hour total to install them.
One of the things I love most about these shutters is that I can swing them off to the side when I want to enjoy the view. And I can still easily open the window, too.
Every time I go in my “new” master bathroom, I feel like I’m stepping into a coastal retreat. This space reminds me of when the hubs and I lived in South Carolina many years ago. We have great memories of the time we spent there.
Of course, what makes me smile even bigger is how little I spent creating this look! Here’s the price breakdown:
Paint – $35 from Sherwin Williams
Molding – $28 from 84 Lumber
Rug – $11.99 runner from Target
Shower curtain – $12.99 from Walmart
DIY art – $0
Plantation shutters – Given by The Shutter Store in exchange for an honest review
Accessories – Shopped the house
Total cost = $87.98
What do you think of my low-cost master bathroom makeover? What window treatment would you have chosen from The Shutter Store?
I’m linking this up to Liz Marie Blog.