Five weeks ago we were living with a “builder-grade” bathroom. With only $100 to spend, we turned that boring bathroom 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.
Goals for Our Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover
Here were my goals from week 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 brighten 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.
2.) Add Shelving
This was a project that was completed this week. We had to keep on budget, so we shopped the “leftovers” at our local hardware store. We bought two pieces of wood for $1.90 (Yep. Ninety-five cents each.) Instead of buying shelf brackets, we bought corner braces and spray painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Using some drywall anchors, we screwed the braces into the wall and then then secured our wood pieces (after they were stained). Total cost for both shelves? $10.50.
3.) Storage/Decor Around the Toilet
Last week, I shared this rustic ladder addition. I love the weathered barnwood 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.
4.) Frame the Mirror
Our poor mirror was so plain, so last week, my husband created a frame out of barnwood, and got it installed. Love how it turned out!
5.) Add Wall Decor/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 $40.68. Let’s take a look at this week’s purchases.
- Wood Piece x2- $1.90 (95¢ each) Found these in the “leftover pile”, so they were deeply discounted.
- Corner Brace x4– $8.60 ($2.15 each)
- Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint– FREE (Already had)
- Anchor Screws– Free (Already had)
- Wood Stain- FREE (Already had)
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
- Chicken Wire/Milk Jar Container- $4.99 (On sale for 50% off at Michael’s)
- Remainder- FREE (Shopped my house)
Total Spent: $101.62
Just a little over budget.
Catch Up or Jump Ahead
Make sure to check out all those participating in this challenge to see how they spent their $100!
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