Five weeks ago we were living with a “builder-grade” bathroom. With only $100 to spend, we turned that boring room into a rustic farmhouse bathroom with lots of charm.
It’s heeere! Reveal day! For those just joining in, during the month of March, myself, along with a couple dozen other bloggers, took on one room in our homes and gave it a makeover… with $100. (You can read more about the $100 Room Challenge here.) I decided to work on our master bathroom and it looks nothing like it did a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to show you!!!
I always start with a before picture, so here it is…
This bathroom was builder-grade beige and boring.
And here’s what it looks like today…
Let’s see how we got to this point… and there’s a whole lot more before and afters to see as we go.
Our $100 Farmhouse Master Bathroom Makeover
Here were my goals from week 1.
Goal 1: Paint the Walls and Vanity
During week 2, I painted the vanity. It was much easier than I expected, and I discovered that I love painting “furniture”. It made such a huge difference in the room.
Week 3 I got those walls painted white, which brightened up the space so much. This past week I added knobs to the vanity. If you are an Instagram follower, then you know that I used my first power tool drilling holes for these knobs. It did not start out well. However, I didn’t let it stop me. I pushed through, and here’s where everything ended up. (Don’t mind the messy counter top… it’s gotta get messier before it gets better 🙂 )
I know many of the pictures read the vanity color as more blue, but this one shows you how gray it appears. Maybe it’s bluer on bright, sunny days and gray-er on cloudy days? I’m not sure.
Goal 2: Add Shelving
After taking down our (really ugly) shelving unit, we shopped the “leftover wood section” at our local hardware store and bought two pieces of wood for $1.90… total. Instead of spending money on shelf brackets, we spray painted corner braces and used them instead. The total cost of this added shelving was $10.50.
Goal 3: Add Storage/Décor Around the Toilet
Last week, I shared this rustic ladder addition. I love the weathered barn wood with the twine accents, but it was definitely plain. I bought a few accessories this week, and if you are following on Instagram, you already got a sneak peek. Here’s what it looks like now.
Goal 4: Frame the Mirror
Our poor mirror was so plain, so last week we framed the mirror and I love how it turned out!
Goal 5: Add Wall Décor/Art
I started out with the idea of framing some free botanical printables I found on Pinterest, but when they printed, the coloring was really weird, and I was not loving them. I decided to keep searching my Pinterest Printables Board and found a few hymn lyrics that I liked; but when printed, they didn’t look cohesive. Time to try something on my own. I played around in PicMonkey, and found a font that was perfect. I ended up going simple, and I love them.
Here are a few more before and afters…
The only thing that didn’t get done was the addition of a towel hook under the shelves. I actually have everything I need to make it (a pallet I got free from a Facebook group and a hook I removed from our cleaning closet makeover), but time just didn’t allow for it.
Last week, I had spent a total of $51.18. Let’s take a look at this week’s purchases.
Hymn Wall Gallery: $2.00
- Frames x4- $2.00 (These would typically cost $4, but because you cannot return anything to the Dollar Tree, only exchange, I made a return for my husband and exchanged the two locks he’d bought for the frames… Is that cheating? )
- 10 Pack of Knobs for the Vanity (similar)- $17.38 (After 5% discount for using my Target Redcard)
- Package of Screws- $1.18 (One drawer had a double layer of wood, so I needed the knob screw with a flat head. Ugh. Had to buy a pack of 8 for one little screw 🙂 )
- Rustic Ladder
- Turkish Towel (Similar)- $10.41 (This price has gone up a bit since I bought it)
- Wire Basket (similar) for the Top Rung of the Ladder- 12.99
- Wire to Hang the Milk Jar- $1.49 (After applying a 40% off coupon)
- Milk Jar (Similar)- FREE (Secret: I keep Starbucks Frappuccino bottles and reuse them for décor 🙂 )
- Chicken Wire/Milk Jar Container- $4.99 (On sale for 50% off at Michael’s)
- Remainder- FREE (Shopped my house)
Total Spent: $101.62
Less than $2 over budget. Not bad.
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