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$100 Room Challenge Week Five – Guest Bathroom Reveal

It’s my favorite day friends – reveal day!!!  I cannot wait to show you all of the finishing touches to my guest bathroom makeover – but first I have to say Thank You to the lovely Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for hosting the $100 Room Challenge and supporting us all each week.  This was a much different experience for me than my usual room makeovers but it really pushed me to get resourceful and stretch my creativity.  If you missed any of the weekly progress posts you can check them all out at the links below – and if there’s any DIY you want to know more about please feel free to leave me a comment!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


One of my goal’s with this project was to not only stick to the $100 budget, but to also keep the time I put into this space limited to nights and weekends.  I wanted to make this it as realistic as possible for somebody to DIY at home, especially since the major structural elements of the room didn’t change.






As I mentioned in Week One, the first DIY makeover of this bathroom was super cute and in another house (preferably one with a window) it would look fantastic, but it took me re-painting the walls (Halycon Green from Sherwin Williams) and the vanity to realize just how washed out the room looked beforehand.  The pops of copper from the painted light fixtures and cabinet hardware don’t hurt either.




Now let’s talk budget – going into the final week I had about $46 dollars left which I got to spend all on accessories thanks to Target.  I shop there every week for my pantry staples and I always keep an eye out for their “Spend $xx on Groceries Get a $xx Gift Card” deals – and over the holiday’s I was able to save up enough to put toward this awesome indoor/outdoor runner.  For my shower curtain I had originally planned on DIYing my own – but then like magic a 25% off Bathroom sale popped up and I was able to grab this awesome Boho one for only a dollar or two more.




Earlier in the year I picked up two Hearth and Hand ceramic bathroom containers on CRAZY clearance (like 70% off!) and I paired them with a cute succulent print I picked up from the antique store for $6 and a painting that my little guy made on a snowy afternoon.




Besides that, everything else I used to style the space came from my favorite store – my own house – including this wicker mirror that has been sitting in my closet for years looking for a home and acts as the perfect stand in for an actual window.



I went back on forth on replacing the black hooks, but I think these beautiful Indian inspired ones (they used to live in my master bathroom but they’re originally from World Market) look great against the beadboard.



Oh – and I almost forgot! (Honestly I had to quickly grab this photo this morning because I truly forgot to take one earlier LOL) I had enough leftover paint to finish off the inside of the linen closet.  Using some scrap plywood and a few cheap 1×2’s I covered up the annoying wire shelves, and I finally finished caulking the baseboards which only took me 3 years.  And I did the three super cheap things that anyone can do to give their room a good refresh – I purged, deep-cleaned, and organized not only the closet but the medicine cabinets and drawers as well.  I urge everyone to not forget this step if they’re doing a room makeover!  Do not bring anything unnecessary back into a new space.




Believe it or not when you walk up the stairs this is actually the first room you see, mostly because the boys never remember to close the door, and now it feels like it belongs with the rest of the house – a little bit traditional, a little bit Boho, and a little bit quirky thanks to my hand-painted bird mural which I will never grow tired of.




If you want some real fun here’s a WAY BACK flashback to what the room looked like when we first moved in.  I gotta admit that even though I don’t miss that white tile floor, all those little baby accessories bring back some happy memories.





I literally went down to the last dollar on this one and here’s how it all broke down:

Money Spent – $100.03

Paint for Vanity (Sherwin Williams Urethane Trim Enamel in Extra White) – $30.15 (used 30% off coupon)

2 Pack of Foam Rollers – $4.97

1 1/2″ Brad Nails – $4.67

White Paint Sample – $3.98

4 1/2″ Poplar Boards – $8.40

Wood Trim for Close – $7.00

Silver Rings – $1.89

Ceramic Containers – $8 ($4 each End of Season Clearance)

Accent Runner – $3.99 (on sale for $18.99 and used $15 worth of Target gift cards)

Shower Curtain – $15.99 (on sale)

Glass Cups for Vanity – $4.99

Succulent Artwork – $6 at the antique store


Supplies On Hand

Painting Supplies –

  • Large Paint Roller for Walls
  • Paint Trays (large and small)
  • Small paint roller
  • Painters Tape
  • Brown Paper
  • Angled Brush
  • Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer
  • Bronze Spray Paint
  • Paint for the room – Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green
  • Various Small tester pots
  • Small Craft Brushes

Misc Home Improvement Supplies –

  • Liquid Nails
  • White Caulk
  • 3M Spackle
  • Sanding Block
  • WeatherWash Stain
  • Early American Stain
  • Scrap Wood for Shelves
  • Wood Filler
  • Wood Glue
  • Dowel
  • Leather Cord
  • Cabinet Knob

Tools –

  • Pry Bar
  • Nail Gun
  • Caulking Gun
  • Putty Knife
  • Level w/Ruler
  • Miter and Table Saw
  • Pocket Hole Jig and Screws
  • Sander
  • Glue Gun


I have been so honored to be a part of this wonderful group of bloggers over the last 5 weeks and watch their projects come together.  Make sure you check out all of their amazing reveals and then let’s see what you can do with $100 this year!

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January 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Paint is so amazing! I love the new shower curtain. It turned out awesome, enjoy the pay off of all your hard work!!

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    It really is amazing! I can’t believe how much better those light fixtures look after a little bit of spray paint LOL – thank you so much for your kind words!

January 29, 2020 at 3:31 pm

It turned out amazing and I can see why you would pick this room if it is what you see all the time. Love the new shower curtain! Sometimes a good sale can beat a DIY since the time you save is also valuable.

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    That is absolutely true Pamela!!! Sometimes it’s not always about the money but the cost of your time. I’m so glad you like it – it’s way better than the DIY I had planned LOL

January 29, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Girl, you always do an incredible job! I am in deep love with this bathroom, especially that bird mural!

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much Lia!!! You are too sweet. I’m so glad you like that mural – it’s probably my new favorite thing in my whole house!

January 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm

Probably one of the best rooms I seen today. What a transformation. Lindsey I love the wall color, the accessories you placed in the room and the finish you did on the light fixtures….but the best thing in the whole room would have to be your little guys painting. PRICELESS and brings a pop of color. Love it!

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Awww thank you so much Terrie – that is an incredibly sweet thing to say! I’m so glad you love his artwork as much as I do! He has his own style that I just love so much

January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Wow this really looks great, I love how the mural turned out. Both pretty and educational while you are in there, lol. I also love the touches like the basket for the TP storage and the succulents they are all great accents to make the space functional and beautiful at the same time.

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you Jen! My husband keeps joking that I need to figure out what type of birds are in that mural and I’m like “that’s a project for you buddy” LOL

January 29, 2020 at 7:28 pm

Wow! This is an amazing bathroom. Such a beautiful space. One of the best bathrooms I’ve seen in awhile. Great job.

    Lindsey Joy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    That is so amazingly kind of you to say Tammy! I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you like the space!

January 29, 2020 at 9:20 pm

Lindsay you do a wonderful job updating this bathroom for $100 ish dollars. It’s so beautiful. A designer look on a budget. Well done!

January 30, 2020 at 2:57 am

Your bathroom makeover looks amazing! I love the DIY art and you have styled everything beautifully.

January 30, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Okay… I remember seeing this room during week one and loving it before you even started working on it, but I know style changes over time, and I was excited to see what you’d come up with… and OH MY GOODNESS!!! This bathroom is beautiful! Seeing some of the other rooms in your home only makes me realize how much the first bathroom makeover wasn’t working with your current style (even though it was still cute). This bathroom now works with everything else you have going on in your home. You brought in so many wonderful things that brightened this space and gave it a fresh new look. I am SO SO happy you decided to join the $100 Room Challenge! You did an amazing job!

January 30, 2020 at 9:39 pm

I love that you updated the space to fit with your home now! I have some rooms that need that kind of an update. And I am in love with your bird mural. Such a fun piece!!!

January 31, 2020 at 3:56 am

I love what you did with this bathroom, and it amazes me that you did it on such a tight budget! Such a pretty bathtub area!

June 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

I saw a picture of a wall feature you did with black frames kind of on top of each other. I can’t find it on your website to show my husband. Where can I find it? Thank you~/100-room-challenge-week-4-how-to-diy-a-wall-mural/

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