Bathroom makeover on the cheap + $1 art


Soo you know those projects you start and then never finish? Yup… that was my guest bathroom! I stenciled the ceiling over a year ago and then never got around to finishing it. It was just one of those things I put off. Last weekend we finally got it done! I didn’t want to go over the top and spend a lot of money, but I did a few simple things that I think made a big difference! Here’s some fun tips… and scroll down to the bottom if you’d like to purchase the $1 art for your bathroom!

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

5 quick tips:

  1. Give the walls a new fresh coat of paint! This is the cheapest way to change the look of a room!
  2. Frame the mirror. You can find a great DIY tutorial here.
  3. Paint over the cheap cabinets and update the hardware. Hobby Lobby has great hardware for really cheap.
  4. Shop at thrift stores for decor you can up-cycle.
  5. Update the plumbing and light fixtures. I found mine at Lamps Plus. Watch for sales.

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

I found the gorgeous frame at Savers 2 years ago and it has been sitting in my garage this whole time. Can you believe it?! I finally pulled out my white spray paint and it looks good as new! I found things from around the house to put in the holes and my son added the animals in the bottom two. He’s such a good helper. I left them there, because they actually look kinda cute, don’t you think?! This is the guest/kids bathroom so it totally works!

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

I also found two old mason jars and spray painted the lids with hammered metal spray paint. Then I filled them with cotton balls and q tips.

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

Love my lighting found at Lamps Plus. I also love this soap from Target. The packaging is so pretty. I also made some more sugar scrub. It dresses up the sink a little bit. ;)

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

These are the cute knobs at found at Hobby Lobby. They were $4 each! Score!

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime


You may remember when I stenciled my ceiling here. I love the look! My neck still hurts thinking about it though…

DIY bathroom makeover from @iheartnaptime

If you’d like the “wash your hands” and “brush your teeth” prints you can download them below for $1! Cheap art! :D

$1 printable art -such a cute and inexpensive way to dress up the bathroom! Click HERE to purchase the ‘Wash Your Hands’ 8×10 Print (file will be sent to your e-mail)

Click HERE to purchase the ‘Brush Your Teeth’ 8×10 Print (file will be sent to your e-mail)

After you’ve purchased the file, it will be sent instantly to your e-mail. You can then save the file to your computer and print it out. Make sure to print it at it’s original size (8×10) in full resolution and on card stock paper. If you don’t have a high resolution color printer, I would recommend printing the file at Staples.

So there you have it. Some quick and easy ways to dress up your bathroom.

What tips do you have?


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jenny @ simcoe street posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:54 am (#

    I love how this came together!! The knobs are so cute and the shelf styling is great. Awesome job!

  2. Allison posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:32 am (#

    I just posted my bathroom remodel this morning on my blog. I love your stenciled ceiling. I also painted cabinets and replaced hardware for an updated look. A new shower curtain can also make a drastic difference for a little bit of money.

  3. Stefanie posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:15 am (#

    This is so cute!!!! I love that stenciling, but man, that would break the neck! I never thought to spray paint regular mason jar lids to coordinate with my antique jars/lids – good idea!

  4. Jean Bullock posted on April 4, 2013 at 11:24 am (#

    This turned out well. Love the blingy cabinet knobs. Hmmmm, I think you have inspired me.

    • Fran posted on April 5, 2013 at 6:04 am (#

      Love it. Not cluttered and nice clean lines. The stenciling on the ceiling is wonderful but my aching back and neck. LOL Keep up the good work.

  5. Sara Ella posted on April 5, 2013 at 3:03 am (#

    I love your ceiling and the sugar scrub is darling. Country but chic at the same time:)

  6. Amy mayen posted on April 5, 2013 at 8:22 am (#

    Awesome ceiling & shelf! The neck pain was totally worth it!

  7. heather bell posted on April 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm (#

    Was the cabinet/mirror thing above your toilet done when you bought it or did you add the shelves? I love that!! Totally what we need in our tiny bathroom.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm (#

      Hi Heather! We actually just bought it at Lowes. It was only $40. Totally worth it! :)

    • Sharon posted on June 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm (#

      Love this how was this done?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm (#

        Hi Sharon! I actually found it at a thrift store and then spray painted it white! :)

  8. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on April 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm (#

    This room turned out super cute! Love the printables!

  9. Crystalyn Plattner posted on April 6, 2013 at 8:30 am (#

    I love the ideas for this bathroom! I was wondering if you could tell me how the ceiling was done? Thanks!

  10. Kathy posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm (#

    What a lovely bathroom……great ideas! But the stenciled ceiling is outstanding. I know that was an enormous undertaking…….but soooo worth it!

  11. bettijo @ posted on April 9, 2013 at 8:59 am (#

    those “Wash Your Hands” and “Brush Your Teeth” printables are SO cute!

  12. Alisha posted on January 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm (#

    Love the shadow box/ frame exactly how was that done and/or where was it purchased?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm (#

      I wish I could tell you where to buy one but this frame was a random find at a thrift store several years ago and spray I painted it white! You could look at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s to see if they have something similar! :)

      • Marla posted on February 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm (#

        what did you put the frame on to make the box and shelf?>

      • Jamielyn posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm (#

        I bought the frame with the shelves in them and then painted them!

  13. Rikki posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm (#

    So I saw this on pinterest and completely fell in love with the shelving that you have above the toilet. I saw in a previous comment that you got the frame at a thrift store but the box you got at lowes? Also is this a shadow box or a storage box?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm (#

      Hi Rikki! I actually got the wood for the frame around the mirror at Lowe’s, but I found the shadow box at a thrift store and spray painted it white! Sorry for the confusion! :)

  14. Jenny Does Weddings posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm (#

    LOVE the idea of stenciling the ceiling, may have to do that in my office reno!

  15. PY posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:11 am (#

    Just came across your blog and I love those printables! The download link doesn’t seem to be available anymore though. Anywhere I can purchase them from still? :)