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Bathroom Makeover Reveal: $100 Room Challenge

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It’s bathroom makeover reveal day!

We are so excited to be sharing the end result of our month long challenge with you all today! If you’re new here, the month of January was spent making over one room, with only a $100 budget! Thanks to our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for hosting this fun challenge! If you missed the past 3 weeks, make sure to check them out here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3

If you remember from our first post on the $100 Room Challenge, we had decided to makeover Vicki’s guest bathroom. Lets take a look back at what we had to work with.

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

At that time, the updates that we wanted to complete were as follows:

  • Paint the walls an aqua color.
  • Re-do the existing mirrors.
  • Add Chunky wood shelving to the wall above the stool.
  • Restyle the towel hooks in both the shower room and by the vanity.
  • Update the hardware on the vanity and other cabinets.
  • Update the décor.

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In week 2, we told you about the paint color we had chosen for the walls – a pretty minty/aqua color that Vicki had leftover from painting her laundry room! We also showed you how we prepped and painted the mirrors over the vanity, used the existing hooks for new towel bars, as well as reusing the knobs from the vanity and cabinets.

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In week 3, we illustrated our DIY bathroom shelf from a board we found while cleaning out a shed on the farm. This board was previously used as a waterbed side rail several years ago! We also gave you a sneak peak at the towel hooks and hardware that we had redone.

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Now here we are! Finally to week 4 and the final reveal! As we previously mentioned, we were going to use a pewter finish on the knobs, hooks and mirrors. But as you now know, we changed our minds! Because we went with the chunky wood look for our DIY shelf with Oil Rubbed Bronze brackets, and thus bringing in those brown tones, we decided to tie in that same look with the towel hooks, knobs and mirrors. Are we ever glad we did! We love the contrast between the light oak cabinets and the darker knobs.

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In addition, carrying the oil-rubbed bronze color to the mirrors, and the wood theme and same oil-rubbed bronze color to the towel hooks really tied everything together. (This is the paint we used for the hooks, knobs and mirrors).

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We added a little bit of décor to the top of the vanity. The only new item, was the white iron pedestal (we purchased it here). We placed some of the items that were previously in the bathroom, as well as a couple items from other areas of the house on the pedestal.

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In the beginning we also talked about using two chunky wood shelves above the stool, but again, we changed our minds! We decided to go with only one chunky wood shelf even though we had enough of the board to make another shelf or two. Vicki really wanted to utilize a plaque with one of her favorite quotes somewhere in this bathroom. There really wasn’t space on any other wall to hang a plaque, so we decided to install only one shelf and place the plaque on the same wall as the shelf. {Watch for our DIY plaque in a later post!} As you can see, we also decorated that shelf with one of our favorite décor items – preserved boxwood topiaries. The green from the topiaries, in addition to the wood, brought a little bit of the nature from outdoors to the space. Another one of Vicki’s favorites!

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One final spot in the bathroom that we updated a bit, was the bench in the shower room. Vicki had purchased the wire basket and filled with badly needed new towels several months ago. We decided to keep that basket and the towels in place, but added a little décor on the wall. This is a rusty iron piece that Vicki had picked up at a flea market last summer, but just hadn’t hung it up anywhere.

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Old iron pieces at flea markets and such really catch Vicki’s eye and she usually buys them and THEN tries to decide where she wants to put them!  We know the space needs a little something below that iron piece though. Perhaps a pretty print or plaque? We will surely be watching for the perfect piece for that spot!

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Did your eye catch the rug on the floor? If you will recall, we had picked out two rugs, but couldn’t decide on which one to use. After the paint and all the newly restyled hooks, knobs, and décor were put into place, we put both rugs down so we could decide which one we liked. Hands down it was the lighter one. This rug ties in all the colors of the bathroom. It has all the beige, white and aqua tones. All the colors Vicki had previously bought in her new towels several months ago! How lucky is that?!

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Here is the recap of the final tally for our guest bathroom makeover:

Rug                             $30.01

Pedestal                     $13.18

Shelf Brackets           $16.02

Small topiary             $13.02

Bath Mat                    $13.04

Wall Paint (1 Qt)       $10.53

Mirrors                             0

Hooks                                0

Boards                               0

Knobs                                0

Plaque                               0___

TOTAL                         $95.80

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Since we reused and restyled as many items as we could, as well as utilized leftover paint (except for needing an additional quart), and boards we “found” or already had in our scrap pile, we were able to keep our costs down. We love reusing, restyling and DIY! This challenge really got our creative juices flowing.

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A couple of items we will continue to change in this bathroom: The light fixtures over the vanity will receive a “new” look with the same oil rubbed bronze paint that we used on the mirrors, knobs and hooks. In addition, the toilet paper holder will receive the same treatment. And as we mentioned, Vicki will be looking for the “something” to add to the wall over the bench.

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We sure hope you have enjoyed seeing this final reveal as much as we enjoyed re-doing the room!

Don’t forget to run over and see how everybody else’s rooms turned out with the links below!

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  • Reply
    January 25, 2017 at 8:07 am

    The bathroom looks great. I love the look of the oiled bronze which seems to add just the right contrast to all the pretty neutrals and the pop of greenery can never go wrong IMO.

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    January 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

    What a great update! It looks so pretty. And the wire basket is right up my alley!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Deborah! That with the towels in it was our inspiration for the room!

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    Jeanie Emmert
    January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Your re-using, restyling, and DIY skills surely paid off. This space looks so pretty and pulled-together. Nicely done!

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    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what you can accomplish on such a small budget? I love the updated mirrors; they just pop in the room now. I also love those towel hooks. They turned out beautifully, as did your shelf. Thanks for joining me this month 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much Erin, this was such a wonderful challenge!

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    Meredith Wouters
    January 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    It looks beautiful and you’re so right about the oil rubbed bronze accents! It all ties together so nicely. Great job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much Meredith! This was such a fun challenge!

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    Monica Benavidez
    January 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I love the farmhouse, spa feel. So timeless and classic. 🙂

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    Brittany Merth
    January 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Great update, and so thrifty! I still can’t believe what those shelves looked like before! We’re doing out master bathroom for the ORC and will definitely be adding some open shelving for additional storage, too!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you! Yay, your getting two bathrooms done so quickly! Can’t wait to see that one. My husband and I are moving into our first house in a couple weeks and I think I’m going to do a makeover for the ORC this spring! -Kristen

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    January 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    What a great update! I love the wall color and the iron pieces. You were able to do so much with your budget!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Tracy, the budget was tricky, but ended up working well!

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    Amanda @ Old House to New Home
    January 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    It looks great! You have so many pretty details in your bathroom!

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    Maria Brittis
    January 25, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I love the texture of the walls, it looks very Tuscan. All the details are perfect. Great Job

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Maria! I have that texture throughout the house. -Vicki

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    sara s syrett
    January 25, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    It looks so great! Love those towel hooks and all the special touches!

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    Zografia | Bisozozo
    January 26, 2017 at 2:37 am

    The painted mirrors and towel hooks are great details. As well as the greenery and handmade soaps. After all, it’s all in the details!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Yup! Thats what we really cleaned up, the details!

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    [email protected]
    January 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

    The new color of the mirrors are just perfect.

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    Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
    January 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I love that you were able to re-use so many of your accessories. Paint is fabulous, isn’t it! Great update!!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Paint is totally fabulous! Get a new look from something old. Thank you!

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    January 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Really nice details! The room looks so pretty!

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    Amy | Stow and TellU
    January 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    The new color is so calming. The darker accents really pop. Gotta love the ways you can save with paint!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you Amy! We are loving how the new color really makes the details pop too!

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    January 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    It all came together perfectly! So serene and pretty – I love the bronze accents and the little pops of greenery. Bravo!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you Kim 🙂 It all just came together like you said!

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    January 30, 2017 at 12:41 am

    The dark accents look so great in this space! Lovely styling (bathrooms are so tricky)!

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    January 30, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Love the updates – especially the hooks and shelf!

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    Angie @ Knick of Time
    February 1, 2017 at 12:31 am

    What a beautiful update! I love the new knobs and mirrors. Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town.

    Angie @ http://www.knickoftime.net

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    February 1, 2017 at 7:38 am

    The new hooks look great. I love all the little touches you added! It’s so fun to give a little facelift to a space.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      This challenge was so fun! It really needed some new decor and we are just loving what was added!

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    Carol ("Mimi")
    February 1, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I like the farmhouse feel of your “new” bathroom. I love seeing how far $100.00 can go in making a wonderful change in a space. Thanks.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you Mimi 🙂 It was such a fun challenge to participate in.

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    February 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Such a pretty update!

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    Botanic Bleu
    February 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Sometimes it only takes a few changes to give a whole new feel to a space. Thank you for joining Monday Social with your bathroom challenge reveal.


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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 10, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thank you so much Judith, we sure are enjoying the ‘new’ bathroom!

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    February 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Your bathroom makeover is lovely and I love how cheap it was too. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    February 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    A beautiful makeover. The room has so much more character with the dark hardware. And all those rustic wood pieces add so much warmth.

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    [email protected]
    February 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    WOW, what a wonderful makeover for only $100. Thank you for sharing your bathroom makeover at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! pinned

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Thank you Sharon! It was a challenge with a small budget, but it worked out so well!

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        [email protected]
        February 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

        I am featuring your bathroom makeover at the Snickerdoodle party today!

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