Today is the day! It’s the reveal of the $100 challenge. If you are new here and have no idea what I’m talking about then let me catch you up. Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry has challenged herself for a few years now to refresh a room for under $100. This year, she decided to see who wanted to tackle a room with her and blog about it together. Being the crazy person that I am, I said yes! =)
So, I decided to tackle our Master Bathroom Nook.
Play catch up on : Week 1, The Bathroom Nook / Week 2, The Design Plan /Bathroom Nook – All The Progress
Are you ready to see the Minimal Modern Bathroom Nook Reveal?
First, we have to take a quick look back.
Although that picture doesn’t look bad, the painted cabinets were starting to chip and the yellow wall was dirty. It had all just seen better days and wasn’t at all going with the design of our master bedroom.
So, here we are now:
So, what did we change? What did we not get to? What do we love?
We had a lengthy to-do list that included: painting the cabinets, replacing and fixing the trim, stripping the hardware, painting the walls, replacing the mirror, DIYing a light, replacing the rug and adding some decor.
We finished most of the list but ran into a few snags. The hardware stripping did not go as planned so I ended up buying all new hardware. That cut in to my budget pretty drastically.
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We wanted to replace the door jams but we ran out of time. We did get the baseboards cut and added quarter round to account for the slope of the wood flooring to laminate flooring (by the way, our groutable peel and stick tile is still holding up! Make sure to catch the old blog post for details on it).
Because of some of the unforeseen purchases (light box, extra trim, hardware, etc.), I had to forgo the circle mirror. That was a huge bummer – and eventually, I hope to put one in – but for now… progress is progress!
The DIY light went as smoothly as possible. Seriously, it was simple. I’ll share more details on this next week.
*Edited 02/15: See the DIY Modern Brass Light.
I had this rug in my stash. It wouldn’t be my number one choice but I do think it goes fine. I found a really similar one if you love it and want the same look.
I picked up the cute little towel from Hobby Lobby.
Overall, the bathroom caused some frustration but I think that was mainly due to being on a deadline. However, I think now that we see how it plays with our space… it’s all smiles over here.
Here’s the budget breakdown:
Paint bathroom cabinets dark (Used leftover paint from kitchen) – $0
Thrifted crockpot to strip paint – $6
DIY a Light – SPENT $40.51
Fix Baseboards (Have extras on hand) – $0
Quarter Round – $6.64
Paint Door Trim and Baseboards (have paint on hand) – $0
Hobby Lobby Towel – $4.29
Hinges – $8.31
Pulls and Knobs – 21.54
Yay! We made it right under budget.
Next week, I’m revealing our master bedroom. Make sure to stop back by to see that!
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i can’t wait to hear about the DIY light! looks SOOOOOOOO good! WOW what a difference and for such little money!
Thanks Cassie! It’s not perfect yet I think it’s a great reminder how little we can spend and really get something that we like if we are creative.
I love your diy on a budget! Please post more..I’m always looking for cheap diy ways to spruce up my home!
Thanks Monika! Will do.
Oh my, I can’t believe how much nicer it looks. The dark vanity really makes that space look fresh and modern.
I know, right? I think the dark vanity really changed the space. Thanks Patti!
Gorgeous, the dark vanity is beautiful. Did you use a brush or a sprayer to paint the cabinets?
Thanks Susan, I brushed the paint on with a few light coats.
This looks like a completely different space. Seriously, the power of paint does a makeover good! That light fixture is perfection!
I seriously forget about how much of a difference paint can make and then I kick myself for not doing it earlier.
Oh my goodness! It looks fantastic! That light fixture is so neat. Had I not seen the before I never would have believed that is what it used to look like. Well done!
Wow, painting the cabinet dark made all the difference! It looks great. I can’t wait to see the tutorial on the light!
Right?! For such a simple change, I’m surprised at the impact. Oh girl, the light was simple. I’ll definitely share!
It looks so amazing! Great job!!!!
Thanks so much!
Wow! You did a fabulous job – I love the hardware and that light – can’t wait to read about how you made it.
Thanks Jeanie! It was such a simple DIY that took no longer than 20 min. I think it took longer to order the parts. I’ll share soon!
Jessica | house homemade
It looks awesome! I love what can be done by using what you’ve got!
Exactly, thanks Jessica!
Brit | House Updated
Looks great – just the paint alone made a huge difference! And while you might not be into the rectangle mirror or the rug, I think they both look great in this space. Nice work, girl!
Totally agree. The paint changed things drastically. Thanks girl! The mirror is a super nice one so it’s fine (and might be staying for awhile). Now that this space looks like this, I’ll probably just move on to our two bathrooms that haven’t been touched at all.
I love the light, SO much! The whole space is pretty drastically different for such a low-budget makeover – it looks great. I like it all as-is, although I think the circle mirror would be awesome too – keep us updated! And enjoy BHG! 🙂
Thanks Lizzie. I think the circle mirror would be amazing and may eventually spring for it.
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
My jaw is on the floor! That space looks incredible! … and you came in under budget! Thank you so much for doing this challenge with me this month. So much better with company.
oh my goodness, thanks Erin! I wanted to be strict and stay in budget just to prove that i could do it. Thanks for inviting all of us to do it. It was so much fun.
Wow it looks amazing! Those knobs and pulls were definitely worth the splurge! I feel your pain about the deadline, and I’ll definitely be checking back for the light post and the bedroom reveal!
Yes, I totally agree! Thanks Meredith!
Looks gorgeous! The new paint color on the vanity and the hardware make it look like a whole new space.
Thanks Monica! I totally agree and it feels like a new space so that’s good too!
Girl you knocked it out of the park…. totally looks fabulous. I love the dark cabinet, it really makes the space pop. That light is awesome too, excited to see more!
Thanks Shonee! I’m so excited to finally look at a space that feels like me instead of hating what I see from bed. ha!
Yes yes yes! I love it! Looks exactly like something I would want in my house! We are doing our master bathroom for the spring ORC and I have promised myself I won’t touch our perfectly good vanity….but I kind of want to paint it like this now. LOL. Nice job Ashley!!
Thanks so much girl! Can’t wait to see what you do in the ORC… I’m still on the fence this time around.
It looks awesome!!!! I love the cabinet dark!
Thank you! I think the dark cabinet really made the space.
I am totally in love! The black is so rich and classic, The gold knobs give it so much pop. Very simple yet so stylish.
Thanks Maria! Yes, totally agree – simple yet stylish. I love that.
Amanda @ Old House to New Home
It looks amazing!! The color on your cabinet is fantastic!
Thanks Amanda! We had the leftover paint from our kitchen remodel so I knew it was a great color. It looks a bit darker upstairs but I’m still crushing on it.
sara s syrett
Wow! Absolutely love it! That cabinet hardware is so perfect and that light fixture is so cool! Yay for being under budget!!
I know, right?! I thought it was such a fun project to stay within such a small budget. Can’t wait to do it again.
Zografia | Bisozozo
Perfect! The vanity is the star of your nook! Great job!
Totally agree, thanks Zografia!
Holy smokes, that turned out gorgeous! Love the new color on the cabinet and the brass pulls. Great job!!
Thanks Eliesa! I can’t believe I found the brass pulls on Amazon for so cheap!
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
Your DIY light fixture is fantastic! Love the new brass hardware too. The cabinets look great in the darker color. Awesome makeover!!!
Thanks Carol! It was fun to work within a small budget – made me get creative for sure.
Where did you get the gold knobs/pulls from??
Amazon. The link is above in the blog post under “My Amazon Picks”. Thanks!
Girlll I can’t believe you did all that with under $100! Such a great update. And I need all the deets on that planter!
I know, right?! You should totally get in on the next round – I think it’s going again in March. The planter is actually a vase from Target – in the candle aisle.
Love it! the color and light look amazing
Thanks Julia! It looks so much better than before!
Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
It looks so classy! Love the dark cabinet and the brass handles. <3 I still can't believe all these amazing spaces were done over for just $100!
I know, right?! There were so many amazing updates on the cheap.
What a difference! It looks great peeking out from behind the bedroom too. The whole space looks so cohesive.
Thanks Colleen! Yes, it totally matches the bedroom a bit more which was what we really wanted.
Amy | Stow and TellU
The paint and new gold hardware make it look like a whole new cabinet. I had to scroll back and double check the old one. Amazing that you pulled this off for around $87.00!
Yes, $87! We did have leftover paint from other projects but it’s really encouraging me to try to update more spaces on the cheap.
WOW! What a huge difference! I can’t wait to hear about the light and I’ll be checking out your peel and stick tile – I have almost exactly the same layout to my master bath as well. Great job!
Thanks Kim! That layout must have been popular at some point but I still find it weird. Oh yes, check out the peel and stick tile. For a cheap update – it’s been amazing.
The color of your cabinet is gorgeous! And the new hardware looks beautiful! Very nice makeover!
Thanks so much!
Wow! I’ve been so looking forward to your bathroom nook reveal and you blew me away!! It looks so good! Even with a couple of hiccups you completely transformed the space and for pennies. Amazing. I really like the rug you brought in and that plant stand is so great. Beautiful light fixture and hardware. Love, love, love.
Thats the sweetest, thanks Kathryn. It was challenging to stay within the budget but I think that when you have to think creatively…sometimes it works out even better.
This looks amazing! I love the dark cabinet with the new hardware! Great job!
Ashley, it looks amazing! It’s funny but painting the cabinets and wall make the whole proportions of the nook look different. And the light fixture is perfect!
Totally agree although, that may have been photography skills over the years. The nook picture is from forever ago. Oops!
I am absolutely in love with this transformation. I am obsessed with your style. You have such a great eye.
Thanks Erica! I feel like my style just keeps evolving and not all rooms have the same overall feel but I’m enjoying the process.
I cannot believe how awesome this came out! It looks so chic and trendy. Great job!
Thanks Jillain! I’m still pinching myself over it.
What an amazingly gorgeous transformation!
Thanks Erin! I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
It looks great! Do you have any more details on your DIY Light? My wife would love one in our master bath.
Thanks Isaac! Yes, the DIY Modern Light will be up with a source list and everything on Friday. It was so easy and cheap. Hop you stop by Friday to see it!
Wow!! What a difference. It looks so great and that light is amazing!
Thanks so much! I’m still pinching myself over what $87 can do!
Rachael @ This is our Bliss
Ashley!! This is so gorgeous! And I am completely amazed at how you did this room for under $100! Super inspiring! Your light is so good too. Did I miss where that cute little plant stand on the right is from? Thrifted gem?!
Thanks Rachael! Yep, thrifted!
Curious what is the vanity color? Love it and the transformation. Been hesitant to go dark on my Master bath but this gives me inspiration!
Cracked Pepper by Behr
This is awesome! Do you happen to know the color of the paint? I’m obsessed!
The dark color is cracked pepper by Behr. Thanks!
That’s awesome that you were able to do this for $87! What color fram mirror were you going to do? Also, I see the planter is from Target…would you share where the stand is from as well??
Thanks Violet! I was going to do a round brass mirror! I think it would look so good! The stand was a flea market find from forever ago.
Hi, I really like your taste! I was thinking dark blue with the same hardware. I wanted to ask where you bought the hinges to match? Thanks!
Thank you. Lowes.