Welcome to week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge. New here? Let me quickly explain what this challenge is all about. Myself, along with a few of my blogging friends, have taken on one room in our house to makeover during the month of March, but there’s a catch… you can’t spend more than $100.
This week’s update is going to be short and sweet because, while the room has completely changed its look, there’s not much to say about painting walls, but let’s take a peek at what was done.
Week one I showed you where our master bathroom started out.
Then last week I painted the vanity using satin enamel paint in smoke gray.
This week I’ve got the vanity all put together, but the biggest change is the wall color. What was beige is now white.
I asked in last week’s post which color was preferred: White Dove or Alabaster. White Dove won by a landslide, so that’s what I got, but not without taking a trip to our local recycle center first.
See all that paint? It’s all FREE… and that’s just the 5 gallon buckets, there’s more gallon cans in another area. I always take my paint swatch here first to see if they have a color similar to what I need. This time, I was outta luck, so I headed to Home Depot to color match in Behr paint. The reason for this is because Behr costs half the amount of “name brands”, and for this challenge, that’s important.
I got my walls all painted, but not without a whole lot of complaining (to myself) about how much stuff you have to paint around in a bathroom. Because I hate painting walls I turned on some tunes and got to work. Here are a few shots of the bathroom in its current state.
I know. I don’t even have the outlet covers back on yet, and remember that shelf from week 1? I have hated it since we put it up about 6 years ago, but have lived with it anyway. It came down this week; and it took all of one minute to remove. Remind me why we put up with stuff we don’t like?
I cannot wait to start working on some wood elements to warm up the space: frame the mirror, shelves, and a rustic ladder. Also hoping to add a towel rack and a mason jar soap dispenser and toothbrush holder. Fingers crossed for my budget, ’cause that vanity is screaming for some hardware.
Budget So Far
Last week I left off having spent $12.11 for the vanity makeover. Here’s what I spent this week:
Paint for the Walls: $23.78
Total So Far: $35.89
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Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says
I’m absolutely loving the white and blue combination. So lovely and a big impact!
Thanks Corinna. So fun to watch a space change 🙂
I love the colour you chose for the vanity – this space is going to be so lovely when you’re done.
Thanks Sarah! I’m loving the contrast of the vanity with the white walls. So fun to change things up.
Oh I love bright white walls, what a difference it makes in a space! It’s looking so good already!
I seriously think paint works magic. It’s amazing how much a space can change with a few coats.
I LOVE the idea of going to the recycling center and have to see if this is a thing in my area!
It’s so awesome. I painted out whole master bedroom with free paint, and I keep grabbing cans of colors I think I might use at some point. Love that it’s free, and helps keep the paint out of the landfill. Win, win.
That’s awesome you have free paint available! I always check the mistint racks at Lowe’s but usually I end up paying full price. The white paint looks awesome!
I check the mistint area too, if I can’t find what I want at the Recycle Center, but often the colors are pretty terrible. I haven’t ever had much luck with them.
Sue Purdy says
Your bathroom looks so bright and fresh. What a difference a coat of paint can make. Loving it so far.
Thank Sue. It’s amazing what $35 worth of paint can do for a space, huh? Love the power of paint.
What awesome progress you’re making Erin! I agree that painting bathrooms is the worst!
It really is the worst. The nice part is, you don’t actually have to use a ton of paint, but working around everything is not my favorite.
Oh my what a difference already Erin! The bright white walls with the gray vanity is a winning combo! Looking forward to your next update!
Thanks Linda! I am loving how bright it is now. It’s so funny when you walk into a newly painted space; I’m always a bit surprised at how different it looks now.
Brittany Goldwyn says
Erin. This is amazing! The paint made a huge difference!! What did you think of the Satin Enamels paint, btw? I have it on a few furniture pieces and it’s held up well.
I love the Satin Enamel paint! To redo a vanity for less than $6 worth of paint was awesome, and it went on so well with great coverage.
That vanity color looks great! Thanks for hosting this challenge! I jumped in late but it’s the motivation I needed to get things done!
Thanks Jess! And I agree, these challenges are what makes me actually get stuff done. As I was painting the bathroom, I was wondering how long it would take me to accomplish it if I didn’t have a post that was supposed to go up 🙂 So happy to have you joining in!
It already looks totally different! Love the color of your vanity. I still cant believe you can redo a bathroom for only $100. Cant wait to see it done.
I agree that bathrooms are a ton of work. Luckily was have a nice pile of wood in the garage, so I’m hoping we can add most of our wood elements for free… and that pile includes some barnwood, and you can’t ever go wrong with that 🙂
The vanity color is beautiful and the walls look great. I can’t believe the difference in this bathroom already.
Thanks Sherry! I think paint is the cheapest way to make a huge impact. It totally changes things.