Thrifty Australian homeowner gives her bathroom a modern makeover for $55

Nathan Law

A modern makeover for $55: Thrifty homeowner transforms her bathroom beyond recognition with paint and a light fixture from Bunnings A thrifty woman has given her bathroom a modern makeover for just $55 She shared photos of the budget renovation in an Australian Facebook group The woman said she bought […]

A modern makeover for $55: Thrifty homeowner transforms her bathroom beyond recognition with paint and a light fixture from Bunnings

  • A thrifty woman has given her bathroom a modern makeover for just $55
  • She shared photos of the budget renovation in an Australian Facebook group
  • The woman said she bought paint and a light fixture from Bunnings
  • Instead of splashing out on new tiles, she saved money by painting the grout
  • Photos of the transformation drew rave reviews from DIY enthusiasts










A thrifty woman has given her dated-looking bathroom a modern makeover on a shoestring budget of just $55.

Using paint and a new light fixture from Bunnings, she transformed the downstairs toilet of her new home beyond recognition with simple improvements that cost less than the price of a three-course dinner.

Instead of splashing out on new tiles, the woman saved money by scrubbing the grouting and re-painting the existing ones.

She said she used Dulux ‘Ironstone’ spray paint to give the aluminum window a facelift, turning the grubby cream frame sparkling white.

The woman transformed the downstairs toilet of her new home beyond recognition with simple improvements that cost less than the price of a three-course dinner

A thrifty woman has given her dated-looking bathroom (left) a modern makeover (right) on a shoestring budget of just $55

Photos of the DIY makeover, which have racked up almost 600 ‘likes’ since they were uploaded to an Australian Facebook group on Sunday, drew rave reviews, with many marvelling at how much had been changed for such little expense.

‘$55 looks like $1,000,’ one woman wrote, while a second said: ”What a difference!’

A third said she would have expected the upgrade to have cost between $250 and $500.

Others praised the woman for adding a blue feature wall behind the toilet. 

She gave the toilet a facelift by coating the window with aluminum spray paint and adding a light fixture from Bunnings (pictured)

She gave the toilet a facelift by coating the window with aluminum spray paint and adding a light fixture from Bunnings (pictured)

Instead of splashing out on new tiles, the woman saved money by scrubbing the grouting and re-painting the existing ones

Instead of splashing out on new tiles, the woman saved money by scrubbing the grouting and re-painting the existing ones

‘Nailed it, love the colour choice,’ said one.

Another added: ‘Love seeing such budget renos like this, good job.’

Dozens thanked the woman for inspiring them to try DIY home improvements instead of paying huge sums to designers and tradesmen.

Many begged her to keep them updated once she renovates the rest of her new house.

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