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Traditional bathroom design with a circle mirror, an antique bronze faucet, wooden floating shelves and a neutral color palette.
Give Your Bathroom a Makeover on a Budget: More from Ashlee Keene
April 17, 2020
Lifestyle and home blogger, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn.
Lifestyle and home blogger, Ashlee Keene, recently transformed her bathroom with a $350 budget and led her Instagram followers through the journey. Ashlee used an MR Direct bathroom faucet to help complete the overall look. Learn more about her style, what inspired her and how she managed to bring her design to life, without breaking the bank!
Lifestyle and home blogger, Ashlee Keene of The Sassy Barn.
Lifestyle and home blogger, Ashlee Keene, recently transformed her bathroom with a $350 budget and led her Instagram followers through the journey. Ashlee used an MR Direct bathroom faucet to help complete the overall look. Learn more about her style, what inspired her and how she managed to bring her design to life, without breaking the bank!
How to give a small bathroom a makeover with a budget.
How to give a small bathroom a makeover with a budget.
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What inspired you to do this bathroom makeover?

What inspired you to do this bathroom makeover?

I renovated a majority of my home last summer and left the bathroom untouched until now. I didn’t want to completely change it, so I gave the space a much-needed refresh without totally remodeling it.

Bright white cabinets and indoor plants in a small bathroom with black accents and decor inside of a traditional bathroom design.
Bright white cabinets and indoor plants in a small bathroom with black accents and decor inside of a traditional bathroom design.
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How did you set the budget for this project?

How did you set the budget for this project?

I set my budget to $350 dollars and ended up only spending $200 (Woohoo!).

Here’s how I did it:

  • PLAN AHEAD: I decided on the overall look I wanted to achieve by doing some inspiration research. (Spoiler Alert: I went for a fresh and clean, traditional style!)
  • MAKE A LIST: I narrowed down my list of “wants” that would create my dream room: a new modern mirror, vintage light fixture, and an antique bronze faucet.

Overall, think about what you have around your home to reuse and replace into your bathroom. Be creative and use leftover paint from previous projects or extra decor pieces that make more sense in your bathroom design. From there, set your list of “wants” by figuring out what you don’t have.

PRO TIP: Try to set your budget at the highest (affordable) amount, and plan each step ahead. Search for the best prices to stay within limits, potentially saving money at the end.

PRO TIP: Try to set your budget at the highest (affordable) amount, and plan each step ahead. Search for the best prices to stay within limits, potentially saving money at the end.

Organize bathroom essentials on farmhouse wood shelving with contrasting industrial iron shelf brackets holding greenery and bathroom necessities.
Organize bathroom essentials on farmhouse wood shelving with contrasting industrial iron shelf brackets holding greenery and bathroom necessities.
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How did you decide you wanted a traditional-styled bathroom?

How did you decide you wanted a traditional-styled bathroom?

Recently, my taste has been evolving into a vintage/ traditional aesthetic. Each room in my home is unique in its own way, following a vintage or traditional farmhouse style, or a combo of the two. I wanted our bathroom to have a “clean” look since it’s small, so I went with a traditional design to tie it into the rest of the home.

Bathroom design with vintage light fixture, small color palette and white walls.
Bathroom design with vintage light fixture, small color palette and white walls.
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A black and white color scheme is trending right now in home decor, but some homeowners are afraid to decorate with such a dramatic contrast. What piece of advice would you give for someone who wants to follow this trend?

A black and white color scheme is trending right now in home decor, but some homeowners are afraid to decorate with such a dramatic contrast. What piece of advice would you give for someone who wants to follow this trend?

Don’t go overboard with both colors! Pick one as the main color and incorporate the other color through small details. White is my go-to, so it was no surprise that I would use it as my main color. I added pops of black by painting the baseboard and knobs on the vanity, which is a great way to update the room without overspending.

PRO TIP: Add fun patterns and textures into your design by placing printed bath towels, industrial iron shelf holders, and wooden shelves into your space.

PRO TIP: Add fun patterns and textures into your design by placing printed bath towels, industrial iron shelf holders, and wooden shelves into your space.

Black and white traditional bathroom design that incorporates fun patterns and textures with printed bath towels, and wooden shelving.
Black and white traditional bathroom design that incorporates fun patterns and textures with printed bath towels, and wooden shelving.
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What’s next for your home projects?

What’s next for your home projects?

I have so many exciting things happening at our home. We are in the middle of our basement remodel and once that’s complete, the house will be DONE!

Sunflower wall decor with bright colors and a rustic farmhouse design.
Sunflower wall decor with bright colors and a rustic farmhouse design.
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Any future plans for your online boutique,“The Sassy Barn”?

Any future plans for your online boutique,“The Sassy Barn”?

I have so many new items in the shop and will be launching a “greenhouse line” soon that can be shipped anywhere in the US. Expect to see a lot of garden-themed signs and spoons!

All Photos Courtesy Of: Ashlee Keene Follow

Ashlee at @thesassybarn on Instagram or read her blog for inspirational home décor and lifestyle content.