Welcome to week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge. During the month of March, myself, along with a couple dozen other bloggers, are giving one room in our homes a makeover… with only $100 to spend. This time around, I am working on our master bathroom. Week one you were able to see where this bathroom started (beige and boring). Week two: I gave the vanity a major makeover. Last week, I got the walls painted (bye-bye beige); now this week, we started to add some rustic elements to the bathroom in order to create a little warmth.
Creating A Rustic Bathroom With Wood Elements
Add a Wood Frame to A Bathroom Mirror
Let’s start with the mirror. (I know I show this image pretty much every week, but it helps to see how much things change 🙂 )
Big. Boring. Toothpaste-splattered mirror.
This week my husband and I built a frame from some old barnwood. Because there are several projects to share in this post, I won’t write out the tutorials, but you can find the tutorial for this framed mirror here.
I think the frame adds so much character to the space, and warms it up as well. The thing I love about barnwood is all the imperfections. Some of the pieces have nail holes and groves that add a bit of personality and history.
Add A Rustic Ladder
You can see, in the mirror’s reflection, another project we finished: adding a rustic ladder above the toilet. Let’s take a look back at my toilet area before.
Toilet brush? Check. Plunger? Check. Wastebasket with plastic bag liner? Check.
This space is a little blah. I mean, give me a little credit for the picture (that’s totally not my style anymore), but other than that… blah.
We used more of the barnwood to create this rustic ladder. Adding a little twine gave it extra texture.
I know. It’s still a little plain. I ordered these Turkish towels that I think are going to be perfect, plus I’ve got some other elements I’m hoping to bring in. (You can see how I ended up styling it here.)
Add Wood Shelving
When you need cheap wood, shop 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.
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
The last little detail added to the bathroom was a mason jar soap dispenser.
That was all for this week. Still on the list is some shelving, wall art, and a towel hook. Let’s check out the budget.
The Budget So Far
Last week, I had spent $35.89. Here’s what I’ve spent this week.
Framed Mirror: FREE
- Barnwood- Free (Already had)
- Stain- Free (Already had)
- Brad Nails- Free (Already had)
Rustic Ladder: $1.80
- Barnwood- Free (Already had)
- Screws- Free (Already had)
- Twine- $1.80 (After applying a 40% Coupon)
- 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)
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser: $2.99
- Mason Jar- Free (Already had)
- Soap Dispenser Pump (Fitted for a mason jar)- $2.99
- Polycrylic- Free (Already had)
- Twine- Free (This twine was free because I already had it, but there wasn’t enough for the ladder 🙂 )
Total So Far: $51.18
*As mentioned, I have purchased a few other items, but since they have yet to be added to the room, I’ll tally them up once they are actually in here.
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The frame mirror adds so much to the space Erin! The ladder is pretty awesome too!
Thanks Linda! I think it adds a little “cozy” to the space 🙂
Lisa | Shine Your Light says
Erin, that ladder!! I love it! The twine is such a great little detail and I think the color is great as is! Can’t wait to see your big reveal this week!
Thanks Lisa! I actually love the weather wood look as well, but didn’t know the “rules” about different wood tones all in the same room. I’m leaving it as is for now.
Love the rustic ladder! I say leave it natural weathered wood (it’s so pretty). Can’t wait to see it all done!
Thanks Kati! I love that natural weathered look as well, but thought maybe I was wrong in leaving it since doesn’t match the mirror frame. I’m gonna keep it as is.
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Wow! I love the rustic ladder. It really filled up that space very nicely.
Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!
Thanks Ashley! That little nook need some TLC.
I love it! The framed mirror really changes the whole room. And you are killing it with your budget! Next week is going to be so exciting!
I know! I cannot wait to see how everyone’s rooms turned out!
Hi, Erin. It’s great fun following you on this journey. I’m loving all your choices and envying your energy! Need to get going on my own bathroom projects. Love your barn wood ladder and agree with Cindy about leaving it natural. She’s so right, you’ll never get that lovely patina out of a can. But in the end, do what speaks to your soul… therein lies happiness!
I actually LOVE the natural weather looked, so I’m going to keep it as is. Thanks for your input.
The ladder is soooo cute!!! I love it!
LOVE the ladder. So simple and pretty!
Brittany Goldwyn says
Cute and so easy! Hope your family is hanging in there this week <3
I am LOOVEing all the farmhouse touches with the barnwood! You can’t get that naturally distressed color in any store…I would leave it!
Thanks Cindy! I appreciate your thoughts on the weathered ladder 🙂
I am so inspired by that ladder! And jealous of your supply of barn wood, but I love that you’re putting it to good use. Everything is beautiful!
Thanks Colleen! I know. I feel pretty excited to have a barnwood stash, but it’s starting to run low. What am I going to do without it?!
Natalie @nelidesign says
I love the no-nails latter!! I soooo thought of doing that myself. The ladder is this week’s project, and I’m still not sure how I’m gonna do it! 😛 Also love the mirror!!! Keep going!
Thanks Natalie! This ladder was SO easy to do. 2 pieces of wood, 4 screws, and some twine 🙂 You’ll totally figure it out!