Entire Half Bath Reno For Under $600!

About 2 months ago I posted that our half bath reno had begun! Very exciting stuff, especially since the before was actually terrifying. I tried to never go in there. Whelp, I’m even more excited to announce that it is complete! It’s actually been done for about a month, but we finally got it decorated and put together, so we’re ready to post about it! I apologize in advance if the pictures aren’t 100% amazing – we had to put plastic over the window for the reno and it’s still up, so it’s taking some light out of the bathroom. That’s also why there’s some real fancy tape on the window that you’ll see below. We’re starting a new trend. Charlie’s brother Chris did this entire project for us – we really can’t thank him enough for the amazing work he did and I can’t take credit for it, even on here lol. So if you have any specific questions on how anything was done I can easily ask him and get back to you, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Take a look at what we started with:

Half Bath

Blue everywhere!

photo 1-1I love me some blue…just not that kind of blue.

Now let’s get to the fun stuff! Take a look at the reveal!

We LOVE this toilet. It’s a dual flush toilet with the buttons on top. It uses less water than our last one and it’s super quiet.

Budget Bathroom Renovation - Magic Spell Paint by Valspar

Dual Flush Toilet – $100
Seashell Art – $10
Wall Paint – Magic Spell by Valspar – $20

I was hesitant about the wainscoting at first since I’ve only ever seen it, never had it done. I honestly thought it was going to add a lot more money on to the project, but it really only added $100 on and I really think it completes the room. It looks amazing in person! The white totally pops.

Budget Bathroom Renovation Mirror

Mirror – $8

Budget Bathroom Renovation

Faucet – $50

Budget Bathroom Renovation

Pedestal Sink – $100
Wainscoting & Trim: $100
Seashell Garbage Can – $6

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The flooring is to. die. for. I am obsessed and Charlie’s brother made it look so easy to install. I’m sure if I had done it, it would have taken a week lol. We found it at Lowe’s and it was highly recommended by one of the workers. It’s water proof, and he even told us a place he installed it was flooded and the floor was perfectly fine after it. That pretty much sold me. It’s a vinyl floating floor, which means you snap them together. Definitely recommend this!

Budget Bathroom Renovation

Mint Area Rug – 2 Piece Set for $10
Flooring – $60

The sconce. Ohhh the sconce. Never thought we would have problems with a sconce, but I bought one to replace the old one with months ago at Lowe’s. Totally forgetting that our current sconce could only be turned on with a switch on the actual sconce, not a light switch. The new sconce I bought did not have a switch, and it turns out they’re kind of hard to find! We didn’t want to deal with wiring for adding in a light switch to the wall, so I searched online. I found this bad boy at Home Depot for $17! The switch is on the bottom of it and it’s really cute! Score.

Budget Bathroom Renovation Sconce

Sconce with Switch – $17

Budget Bathroom Renovation Toilet Paper Holder

Toilet Paper Holder – $10

Budget Bathroom Renovation Towel Holder

Towel Holder – $10

My mom has gotten me hooked on Scentsy. She bought me a bride themed scentsy for Christmas and even Charlie loves it, he turns it on almost every day! A Scentsy is awesome because there’s no flame. Inside of it is a light bulb, and you buy the scented wax to place in the little bowl on top. The bulb, when turned on of course, melts the wax and I swear it fills our entire downstairs with the scent. So of course I had to get one for the new bathroom, and what’s better than a seashell one to go with our theme? LOVE.

Budget Bathroom Renovation Scentsy Seashell Wall Plugin

Scentsy Seashell Wall Plugin Nightlight – $20

photo 5AND IT’S A NIGHT LIGHT. YES. (Only when turned on)

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Project totals:

  • Dual Flush Toilet: $100
  • Pedestal Sink: $100
  • Flooring: $60
  • Sconce with Switch: $17
  • Toilet Paper Holder: $10
  • Towel Holder: $10
  • Wainscoting & Trim: $100
  • Wall Paint: $20
  • Faucet: $50
  • Seashell Garbage Can – $6
  • Area Rug – $10
  • Scentsy Wall Plugin Nightlight: $20
  • Miscellaneous Parts Needed for Project: $80

Grand Total: $583!

And let’s see a before and after just for fun :)

Bathroom Reno for Under 600

So where can you find some of these amazing products we got (or very similar ones)?

Mint Rug

Dual Flush Toilet

Pedestal Sink

Seashell Scentsy Plug-in Warmer

Shaw Resilient Flooring

Toilet Paper Holder

Towel Holder Ring



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Crunchwrap Supreme Copycat Recipe

Let me start out by saying these are AWESOME. If you’ve ever had a crunch wrap supreme from Taco Bell or a wrong doug from Moe’s you’ll love this even more. Especially since you can choose what to put in it!

Here’s a step by step of what we did:

First we cooked up some taco meat using an Old El Paso seasoning packet. Once the meat was ready we started to build! We warmed up the tortillas and laid them flat (we got the biggest ones we could find at the store by the way)…We added queso cheese as the first layer, then the meat. We then added a tostada, which is just a flat taco shell (this adds the crunch and makes it so much better. Don’t skip!) Then added some sour cream, cheese, tomatoes and jalapenos. Some Sriracha on top would make this off the charts.

Crunch Wrap Recipe

Fold up your tortilla like so…

Crunch Wrap Recipe

Add to skillet…Charlie has this cast iron weight he likes to add but it’s obviously not completey needed. Just cooks it a bit better and quicker.

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Once both sides are a bit browned you’re all set! Cut in half and enjoy the deliciousness of this amazing crunch wrap!

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We also added some rice on the side. YUM!

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Spicy Tomato and Shrimp and Fettuccine

Charlie and I made the most delicious spicy tomato and shrimp fettuccine for Valentine’s day. It was so good we made it again for dinner tonight and I just have to share it with you! I found similar recipes on Pinterest, and we decided to make a couple changes so here it is. Enjoy!

Shrimp and Fettuccine


Spicy Tomato & Shrimp Fettuccine
Serves 2
Delicious shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with fettuccine.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1lb peeled, deveined shrimp
  2. 1/2 box fettuccine
  3. 2 tsp minced garlic
  4. Red pepper flakes (use however much you'd like - this determines spiciness)
  5. 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
  7. 2 Tblspns Olive oil
  8. 1/4 Cup white wine
  1. Peel and devein your shrimp
  2. Boil water / cook pasta in one pan
  3. In another, add your olive oil and garlic
  4. Once heating up, add in your shrimp. Once the shrimp are pink, place them aside in a bowl.
  5. Add can of crushed tomatoes to the same pan you cooked the shrimp in, along with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Also add in 1/4 cup of white wine (optional but we like the flavor it adds!)
  6. Allow the sauce to thicken for a few minutes
  7. Add in your cooked pasta and shrimp
  8. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes and serve. Enjoy!
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