I’m back baby! This Summer has been an absolute whirlwind and I’m so happy to be back in the blogging game. I’m kicking off this month with a BIG challenge and it’s only going to cost me $100! That’s right!
I’m participating in the $100 Room Challenge, where participants redo an entire room using only $100 USD. For my room, I’ve chosen to complete a cheery basement bathroom refresh. Huge props to Erin from Lemons, Lavendar & Laundry for creating this awesome challenge; you can read more about how it all evolved here —-> $100 Room Challenge
This is my inspiration board for the space. Looks slightly crazy, right? Yeah I know…. it’s a total mish-mash and I LOVE it. I’m a neutral gal at heart, but I just couldn’t resist using the bright and colourful Russian dolls that my mother gave me as a pop of the unexpected. I’m planning on using the dolls to create some frames artwork for the space also to help tie it all together, but more on that later.
So, here’s the space. Isn’t she a beaute? Lol. Yeah, no. It’s not interesting, it has no personality and is really, really boring….
I believe this room was redone in the 90’s and I’m sure it was SUPER cool then, just not so much now. It’s not a space we have ever put any effort into whatsoever and I’m pleased that that is going to change.
I have BIG plans for this vanity and mirror and if luck is on my side, I’ll be adding a new light fixture as well. I hate this light fixture more than anything else in this room.
For the last 2 years, I have been storing my Halloween decorations in this shower. It’s all about to change and I can’t wait.
So, here’s the plan:
Week 1: Paint buffalo check accent wall and the rest of the bathroom in a soft white
Week 2: Stain vanity in a dark brown or black tone, add new hardware, add new counter top, sink and faucet
Week 3: Frame out mirror, change light fixture and apply new grout
Week 4: Accessorize, create art and add final details
Seems kind of impossible to do for $100, right? Well, I’m going to show you exactly how to do it. It did take me some time to source all the materials at hugely discounted prices, and I’m still on the hunt for a light fixture, but I guarantee it can all be done without spending a bundle.
Be sure to check in every week as I post my updates on the space. Also, check out what my blogging friends have planned for their spaces for only $100 bucks, for some seriously thrifty inspiration.
Sounds like a solid plan Sue! Can’t wait to see the checked wall you have planned.
Oh wow – you’re certainly ambitious! I’m trying to figure out how you’re going to get a new counter top and sink for under $100 let alone all the other projects. And that light! lol
The whole plan sounds great – can’t wait to see it all come together!
This is going to be a seriously great space- I can’t wait to see that accent wall!
I can’t wait to see it all come together! It’s going to be beautiful!
Cannot wait to see how it comes together!
Karla Holley | Moderate Home says
Oh, I can’t wait to see what it’ll look like!!