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$100 Half Bathroom Update: Paint and an Updated Light Fixture

Hey guys, welcome back to our $100 half bathroom makeover. We will be sharing updates every Wednesday for the month of March and also are linking up with some other wonderful bloggers at the bottom of each post.

Last week, we shared our design plan for the half bathroom. As a reminder, this is right off the kitchen and our only downstairs bathroom.

Half Bathroom Before - Charleston Crafted

After an Instagram stories poll, I decided to paint the space Watery by Sherwin Williams in an eggshell finish! It’s the same color as our front door and our kitchen island, and I love how it ties the space together. It’s a bright color, but I think that it works in a space this small.

Painting the half bath Sherwin Williams Watery - Charleston Crafted

We taped off and painted the space and painted it on Thursday night. It was so small that it was an easy week night project, though we did use a FULL quart of paint. I always need more paint than I think I will. We painted up to about 2″ from the ceiling since we will be running crown molding in here. We paid $$$ to have these ceilings done so I didn’t want to risk getting paint on them!

Updating a light fixture with spray paint - charleston crafted

In addition to painting, we also got to work replacing the fixtures with ORB ones. We decided to spray paint the existing toilet paper holder and toilet flusher to save budget (to be pictured next week as they aren’t up yet). We also already have an ORB faucet so we will be installing that hopefully in the next couple of days. Here is the pineapple towel ring that I used, swiped from my Etsy inventory. I used brass screws but will touch them up with orb paint. shocker 🙂

How to Update a light fixture with spray paint - charleston crafted

I also decided that I wanted an ORB light fixture. All of our kitchen light fixtures are already ORB so it will help tie the spaces together. However, with the $100 budget, there was no room for a new fixture. Instead, I grabbed the above mentioned can of ORB spray paint. We actually painted it directly on the wall since we were going to paint anyways. So much easier! We also swapped out the existing 90’s glass shades for the seeded glass ones just like we did upstairs. A lot of our light fixtures have seeded glass so it was all about tying the spaces together. Pretty good for under $10 total!

I am in a wedding this weekend (yay!) so we will see how much work I get done on this project. My goal is to have the faucet in, the newly ORBed fixtures mounted, and the mirror done for next week’s update.

Wish me luck & pop over to check out the other $100 room updates:

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Wednesday 24th of April 2019

I love what you did! I've been looking for seeded glass light covers like that and can't find them anywhere! Where did you find them? And do you by chance have a link?

Thanks so much! Jessie


Wednesday 24th of April 2019

We bought them in person at Lowes but here are some similar on Amazon: - straight - bell shaped - curved I hope that helps!!


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

The new color looks great and really brightens up your bathroom. And, how clever to spray paint fixture right on the wall, I mean you're already going paint right :)

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods

Sunday 12th of March 2017

Isn't that the best spray paint? Love it!

Smart girl for not wasting time taking that light fixture down. But was it difficult to cover the spray paint with the blue?


Monday 13th of March 2017

no, it covered great with my normal 2 coats!!

Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Sunday 12th of March 2017

Love Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint. Awesome that you could just spray it on the light fixture since you were painting anyway :) Love the wall color as well. Sure does brighten up the space.

Amber Harrop

Saturday 11th of March 2017

The light fittings look great and spraying them was such a clever idea !

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