The “motto” of The Junk House is house to home on a budget. So, I think it’s only fair to share my bathroom budget. I don’t want y’all to think I’m cheating and buying everything high-end. Although, you probably know me better than that by now!
Quick Note: Some of the prices include tax and some don’t…
Paint Attempt #1 – Home Depot $21.58
Paint Attempt #2 – Home Depot $21.58
Art Work – Already Owned
Towel Bar – Lowe’s $44.18
Towels – Kohl’s $15.20 ($10 off coupon + 20% off coupon)
Shower Curtain Rod – Wal-Mart $10.96
Shower Curtain Rings – Target $0 (gift card)
Shower Curtain – Target $0 (gift card)
Picture Total $113.50
Basket – Hobby Lobby
Candle – Birthday Present
Towels – See Above
Vase – Goodwill $0.69
Trash Can – Hobby Lobby $16.31
Toilet Paper Holder – Lowe’s $0 (gift card)
Jars – EV Lutheran Thrift $3.00
Faucet –Overstock.com $57.99
Tissue Holder – Savers $7.99 $4.00
Black Paint – On Hand
Picture Total $94.49
Mirror – Bed Bath & Beyond $34.88
Mirror Paint and Primer – Wal-Mart $6.48
Medicine Cabinet – Home Depot $30.60
Switch and Outlet – Wal-Mart $5.85
Picture Total $77.81
Rug – Target $19.99
Light Fixture – Lowe’s $26.89
Showerhead – Wal-Mart $12.97
Picture Total $59.85
Grand Total $345.65
So, the bathroom went from crime scene to my favorite for less than $350. I feel like I got a great value with this makeover. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I also wanted quality. I definitely achieved my goal.
The shower curtain, shower curtain rings, and toilet paper holder were all purchased with gift cards from my credit card points. I don’t leave a balance on my credit card, so I don’t pay interest…so I consider those gift cards to be free money.
I couldn’t find an ORB faucet at Home Depot or Lowe’s for less than $100 (maybe there was one ugly one for $80). Buying my faucet online saved me almost $50.
As I mentioned before, buying the mirror at BB&B and painting it saved me $30.
I could have saved 20 bucks (and a lot of work) if I’d picked the right paint color the first time. Oops!
The biggest splurge was probably the towel bar at $44.18. My dad was in town to help me out and I needed a towel bar that day, so no time for online shopping. But I absolutely love the double towel bar, so no regrets here!