5 Inexpensive Ways I’ve Updated Our Bathroom

We’ve been living in our rental for 6 months now, and our house is finally beginning to look more like a home.  One of the places that shows marked improvement is our bathroom.  Here are a few ways I was able to update the bathroom cheaply:

1. Window Treatments: I was able to get inexpensive blinds on clearance from JCPenney, and with a coupon code, and discounts for signing up for their credit card, I was able to get the price even lower.

2. Wall Hangings: I found an old painting from college in my closet, and hung it over the toilet.  For Christmas, my sister Kerri made me the cute “Laundry” sign below.

3. Step Stools: My friend Katie just moved into a new home, and had a lot of things she was giving away.  I was excited when I spotted two step stools, since Naomi had just potty-trained.

4. Floor Coverings: I found the red rug in a box of bath items we had in storage.  Thankfully, it matched the colors in the painting hanging over the toilet!

5. Countertops: I found the toothbrush holder, soap dishes, tissue box holders, and more in storage.  They were gifts from our wedding, over six years ago.  The candles have quotations on the back of them, and were a Christmas gift from my sister Karilyn years ago.

Finally, I’ve been more diligent about keeping our bathroom clean.  I’ve instituted a Saturday cleaning day in our home, so that once a week our home receives a good cleaning.  I sweep, mop, vacuum, and clean the bathroom.  It’s amazing how much better the bathroom looks when it’s been cleaned within the last week!

What inexpensive strategies have you found for updating your bathroom?

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8 Responses to “5 Inexpensive Ways I’ve Updated Our Bathroom”

  1. Christie says:

    What’re you doing signing up for a credit card? I thought you were a Ramsey follower :).

    • Jessica says:

      Well, I love Dave Ramsey, but I’ve always been responsible with my credit cards. Most of the time I just use them to get a good deal and then cancel them within a month of opening them. The JCPenney’s one has some pretty good rewards, so it may be the only one I keep for a little while. 🙂

  2. Christie says:

    Oh BTW. The bathroom is totally cute! The painting goes with the tiles perfectly!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks! I wish the painting were in better shape (you probably can’t tell from the photo), so I’ll probably touch it up sometime this summer. It’s gotten beat-up from moving so many times. 🙂

  3. Jamie Roberts says:

    I love the teal tile in your bathroom! So bright and cheery!

    While we were moving in I found some pictures I had taken in a college photography class, stuck them in some cheap frames from Ikea and called it good. It brings some personality and interest to our small space.

  4. Kristy says:

    It looks gorgeous Jess! I love seeing pictures of how you’ve cleaned up your house and made adjustments to make it feel more like a home. :)I’m trying to get ideas since I’ll be doing that soon myself!

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