Today marks day one of the $100 Room Challenge, and I’m sharing the before photos, and my budget-friendly bathroom makeover ideas that will give this space a whole new look.
Hey friends! Today begins day one of the $100 Room Challenge, AND Erin, our lovely host, is celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the $100 Room Challenge. I am so happy to be joining this challenge for the 5th time with a budget-friendly Master Bathroom Makeover ideas. I plan to focus heavily on the power of paint to transform this space. One the of the most budget-friendly things we can do to transform spaces and objects is to paint them, and I will be doing quite a bit of painting this time around.
I love joining the $100 room challenge for lots of reasons. The biggest reason is because I love a budget-friendly makeover, and I love the idea of sharing with others how we can transform spaces and improve them without breaking the bank. And I like the idea of doing a makeover in phases. I often like to start by making some key changes that don’t cost a lot, and then later on, when it is in the budget, I can add to what we have already done, and make some more expensive updates. Taking the time and spending a small amount to make a room more pleasing temporarily, while you are saving for a bigger renovation, is something I love to do.
I also love the idea of participating in a challenge with like minded people. We all have one month and $100 to make over our own spaces. There are usually one or two dozen other bloggers who participate in each challenge, and it is fun to follow along with their projects and to meet other talented bloggers who have at times turned into friends. You can find links to all of the other participants at the bottom of each weekly post.
Before we get started looking at the before photos and talking about plans, did you catch part 1 and part 2 of the home tour I shared recently to celebrate our one year anniversary of living in our Yellow Prairie House? If not, hop over when you get a chance and check out all the deets!
Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover Ideas
Now, let’s talk about my master bathroom, shall we? I will be sharing lots of before photos with you throughout this post, along with my goals for this space.
Goal 1: Replace outdated mirrors
As you can see, we had a pair of really ornate mirrors over the sink, which were much too fancy for my taste. Actually, if I am being honest, I got a jump start on replacing the mirrors, because I already have sold them on Facebook Marketplace- $30 for both mirrors.
I plan to replace these two outdated mirrors with one mirror that I already have. I will be painting the mirror to make it fit more with my vision for the space. I have shared a mirror I found at Overstock.com that has a frame is a similar color that I plan to paint my mirror that I already own. This mirror costs more than my entire budget for this room, ha! Just saying!
Goal 2: Sharpie Shiplap and Fresh Painted Walls
I want to make a feature wall behind the sink and the mirror. This will extend all the way to the ceiling. And it won’t cost me anything but the cost of a few fresh sharpie markers. I already have the paint I need to do this part. Here’s an inspiration I found for the type of look I am going for with the wall. She also gives a tutorial for how she created her wall! I will also be painting the other walls in this space, but the sharpie shiplap will be an accent over the sink and possibly the toilet nook wall.
Goal 3: Paint Cabinets
We have cabinets over our toilet, which is back in a little sort of nook. And we also have the sink cabinets. All of them are currently painted a chocolate brown, and they are in rough shape. I think this is the paint that was originally on these cabinets, if I am guessing correctly. Needless to say, I plan to give the cabinets in this space all a fresh coat of paint, and add some fun hardware.
I really love the color Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. And I have actually had a little paint chip of this color propped up on this sink since the day we moved in. So when I saw Lauren’s Sea Salt painted cabinets that she just recently DIY’d over at Farmhouseish, it sealed the deal for me, and I knew I wanted to use it on my cabinets.
Goal 4: Tone Down Glass Block Window with a cornice board or a window treatment
Although I like the fact that the glass block window offers plenty of privacy while allowing in plenty of natural light, I think it’s an eyesore. So I want to soften it up somehow with some type of a window treatment, and this idea is still formulating in my mind.
I do like the way this roman shade looks on this glass block window, so I am wondering if I might be able to IY something. Or I was thinking of a reclaimed wood type of cornice board that only exists in my head right now. So we’ll see what we come up with.
Goal 5: Add Decorative Accents
I am not sure how eery detail is going to turn out in the end. That will probably depend on some possible thrift store shopping finds, and maybe a DIY bathtub tray. Maybe some fresh hand towels. You get the idea! Things that will make the space look pulled together and pretty.
We will see how much I can fit into this tight budget with my time allotment! I do have an extra day off this coming weekend for Labor Day, so I plan to get to painting! I have quite a large birthday coming up during this challenge, and my husband and I will be spending a weekend away, so I won’t have as much time to work on this room. That makes me a little nervous, but I am going to give it a go anyway!
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