after of budget cottage bath style remodel
After: White wainscoting adds charm to deep-gray walls. A wood counter on the white-painted vanity adds warmth and has extra counter space thanks to a washbasin-style vessel sink.
The Project Tally
• Tacked up lath and furring strips, board-and-batten style, using a nail gun; filled knots, sanded, and caulked; then sealed it all with leftover primer and paint $26
• Painted the walls a dark gray, custom mixed at the store from paint they had on hand $0
• Freshened the vanity with leftover paint and pulls $0
• Topped the vanity with a new butcher-block counter, vessel sink, and faucet from a big-box store $170
• Installed new overhead and vanity lights $80
• Finished the room with a new mirror and a lined DIY shower curtain made using a flat sheet and fabric paint $60

Total $336
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