Sunday, December 30, 2012

FREE Toilet Room Makeover

Last weekend we decided to makeover our toilet room only using items we had laying around the house.  As any DIYer knows you have a ton of left over paint, wood scraps, decor etc.  We couldn't see the sense in going out and shopping for a room makeover when we probably had the stuff laying around.  We also like free :)

Supply List 
Paint- Oops paint from Lowes.  Purchased a year ago $3
Wreath- JoAnns. Purchased in the spring $10
All other decor purchased at yard sales and discount stores off and on through the years

Hubby created the light fixture.  He used an old outdoor light and replaced the glass with metal. 

I love the texture of my wall!!



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Arielle said...

You did a GREAT job!

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks!! I love it!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful! I love that rustic look.

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks!! I love it!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Attempting Aloha said...

Wow! What a statement in such a small room! And you can't beat free. I'm impressed. :)


Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

That looks awesome!!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Creative. Free. Lovely updated water closet. Glad you shared, visiting from The Girl Creative.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow I love this!! I have some old fence boards I've been saving -- this would be a great way to add some pizazz to my tiny, boring bathroom! I'll be looking for the details on how you did it!

The Golden Sycamore said...

Love that wood wall! It gives the room so much personality! Wonderful job!

Michelle L. said...

That pallet wall makes such an impact! Beautiful makeover!

Faye Libler said...

It looks great!

Fabrizia@FabTwigs said...

I really like your new rustic wall. You have a new follower! :)
Please check my blog if you have time...

Amy @ A Blossoming Life said...

I really love the pallet wall! Thanks for sharing at a Frugal Crafty Home! said...

Super Wow Fabulous! Love the pallet wall and the wall color choice! Most creative idea I have seen lately!

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks for the great comments! I am working on the wall post now. Should be up tomorrow :)

Thanks again!!
Mandy Jean

Carrie from Carrie This Home said...

It's amazing how a couple things can add texture and interest to a wall. Good job! Thanks for sharing this on Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

Jennifer said...

Where can I find the wood pallets??? Love this! Thanks for sharing :)

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks for the great comments! We love our bathroom! You can't beat free!

We found our pallets on a 4x4 trip but you don't need to use pallets. Any old weathered wooden slats (fence, pallets, etc) would work. You can often find pallets on Craigslist or ask Home Depot, Lowes, grocery stores, or any company that receives goods. Just ask the managers. Most will be willing to part with them for free. Some can charge. If they are new you can weather them with paint and other techniques.

We should have our how to post up soon. Also we(Hubby) maybe doing a blog post on how to make new wood look aged.

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Chandyra7 said...

Could I do this in a bathroom that has a shower? Do you think the humidity would be ok for the wood?

Anonymous said...

This is a look that I like, but was I the only one to have the word "outhouse" spring to mind?

The Quiet Mom said...

Just the kind of toilet I want to relax. Great job!

Hopping by and following your twitter, FB, IG and Pinterest.

I am also inviting you to join my store's first giveaway event

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Looks fabulous! I featured this in today's The Tuesday Ten! Thanks bunches for stopping by the new year's eve edition of Mop It Up Mondays!

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks again for all of the great comments!

Chandyra7- I would research wood sealers if you want to use this in a bathroom with humidity. This water closet has its own door and fan so we weren't as concerned. I would head over to Lowes or HD and ask some of the lumber specialists. :) With a good sealer I can't see why you couldn't do this in a bathroom :)

Anonymous- We thought "fancy outhouse" :) We appreciate modern design but its just not for us. We are more rustic and lived in.

The Quiet Mom- Thanks for the follows! Will check out your giveaway.

Kristi- THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for the great comments!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

The CSI Girl said...

This is gorgeous! I love it so much! You and your hubby did a great job.
I am a new follower.
Dee, from The CSI Project

the cape on the corner said...

this looks so good, and so very in right now! great job!

SamanthaD said...

I love this!!! Pinning to save for future use!


Jill said...

That wall looks Fabulous Mandy! What a great idea - and the perfect budget too!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Anonymous said...

Lol, definitely a fancy outhouse :) I didn't mean to offend, I think it's lovely and charming, I just also thought it was funny :)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one with a toilet room. It is actually handy as it is off the mudroom beside my giant laundry sink. At least now I know how to make it pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Mandy Jean said...

No offence taken :) We think its charming too.

Thanks again for the great comments!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Rachel Ward said...

Super cute idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, UPcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks Rachel!! Will do!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Jennifer BNHblog said...

This is seriously beautiful! I see a lot of pallet ideas and so far my favorites have always been on walls or the back of book cases. Great color combos!

Ginger Bergemann said...

Lovely! I yeah, free is AWESOME!

I'd love if you stopped by and shared this project at my Show & Tell link party this week.

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

love your bathroom makeover,, i've been wanting to do something like this forever.

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks! We love it. It was a fairly easy project. It just takes time because of all the cutting.

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Paula in AL said...

How did you attach them to the wall? I do not see nails in the picture.

Mandy Jean said...

Hi Paula,
We used Liquid Nails and reused the old rusted nails. This is a pretty permanent way of hanging the wood but we love it :)

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!


Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Martha Woods said...

I LOVE that pallet wall! Definitely going on my Pinterest board!

Julie Boarder said...

I just found your blog through Nifty Thrifty sunday and I LOOOOVE your pallett wall! I'm now trying to figure out where I could use that in my house. Fantasitc job!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

This is fantastic!!!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

LilyWhite said...

hey Girl! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you on our blog hop! Thanks for linking up! please keep coming back for more fun and spread the word!
xoxo, Jordan

Jann Olson said...

This is fantastic! I am pinning it. We are finishing our basement and would love to do this somewhere. Thanks for sharing! Now following you.

Christine Marie Photography said...

What an AWESOME idea! Soo beautiful! Do you have instructions on how you did it? I live in a developing plan and there are pallets everywhere up for grabs! Did you stain them? How did you hang them...I see nails..LOL!
I am totally doing this!!
Thank you so much and it is now tagged on my pinterest board!

Mandy Jean said...

Thanks for all the great comments!

Christine, Our DIY link is: If you have any questions feel free to email me at

We did not stain our pallets. We actually found them on a 4x4 trip. New Mexico sun is brutal but it creates beautiful wood :) We used liquid nails and reused the old rusty nails just for looks and some extra support :)

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

BoostJunky said...

I really love this look. Did you nail the pieces into the wall or how did you secure them? I have a rental home and do not with to damage any walls.

Mandy Jean said...

Hi!! We used liquid nails and secured a few boards to the wall with nails for support. If you live in a rental home I would look into putting the wood on a piece of plywood or something sturdy and maybe leaning it against the wall or using a million command stripes :) I am pretty sure if you use enough command stripes they would hold up a buick :) :)

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

SavannahTougas said...

Can u tell me that paint color? its beautiful!

Mandy Jean said...

Hi Savannah,
Actually I can't tell you the name. I found it in the Lowe's Oopsy pain section and the label is blacked out :( If I get a chance this weekend I will take it in and see if I can have a color match done. :)

Take Care!
Mandy Jean

Kim in Fl said...

Love love it! I'd like to do this in my bathroom that has a shower. What did you put on the wall behind the wood (that was black in the picture)?

Mandy Jean said...

Hi Kim,
If you are going to do this in a bathroom with moisture make sure you research wood sealers. This is just a water closet. We did not treat our wood.

Yes, we painted the wall behind the wood black. :)

Elise Gothard said...

I love this!! Super cute!

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LeRue said...

Mandy Jean - LOVED your ideas so much, I did a lil copy, hope you don't mind -

:) Thanks for being so amazing and insipring me!


jennnerin said...

Wow great job! Toilet rooms/stall freak me out (I know! I especially hate public washrooms) but this one does not!

Amanda R said...

So cute! Love the wall!

kibyluver said...

How cute!!!! You did an amazing job just to spice the bathroom up(: