A $100 Kids rental bathroom makeover! The best part is everything is temporary and removable and uses only 2 tiny nail holes to the walls!
It is time for the final reveal! The $100 rental bathroom makeover is done!
If you have no idea what I am talking about – My blogging besties and I challenged us to makeover a room for under $100. We call this the “champagne room on Kool Aid budget challenge”. In addition to the $100 budget, I had a special requirement for everything to be temporary and removable without making too many holes in the walls.
Guess what… I made exactly tiny 2 holes. That’s it! Take a look at how the bathroom turned out! I didn’t even replace the countertop!!
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Details of the kid’s rental bathroom makeover –
The color scheme was set when I found the perfect chevron rug at Walmart!
The shower curtain hooks are also a part of the multi chevron collection and are just the right amount of color to hold the pretty white shower curtain that we inherited from the previous owners.
The little window got a DIY wood valance to cover up the old pink blinds (which I could not for the life of me figure out how to take off without leaving behind large holes). This is the only place I used two tiny nails to hold up the valence. Check out the full tutorial!
For the lampshade, I used a wire basket. I tried to take off the dome from the light but the light was too bright and the light socket looked unfinished. So, I just left it on there. Check out the entire tutorial on how I made the wire basket lampshade.
Contact Paper Countertop Makeover
Let’s talk about that counter! I covered it in marble contact paper!
One more look at the counters because I am totally in love with them…
How to frame a bathroom mirror –
The mirror got a white frame too. I followed a tutorial on framing the mirrors by my favorite bloggers. The mirror is huge so I put some bathroom subway art in a spray painted dollar store frame. I found the free printable art online a few years ago sorry I don’t have the source for you.
Updating an old towel bar –
Now let’s talk about the other wall and the towel bar. This is my favorite project in this space. Guess what, there is not a single new hole in the wall! More details on how I built this shelf and towel hooks with a full tutorial are here. The free printables are coming soon too!!
My kids are so excited that they have their initials and can now hang up the towel by themselves!
Cost breakdown and source list –
- Bath rugs – $27.92
- Shower Hooks – $6.96
- Toiletries organizer – $4.99 (Homegoods)
- Shelf with towel hooks – $7.92 – DIY (tutorial here)
- Knobs – $9.12
- Contact Paper for counters – $20 – How to add contact paper
- Frame for mirror -$11.25 – DIY
- Wood valance – $2.88 – DIY (tutorial here)
- Wire storage cube for lampshade – $9.99. (Tutorial here)
- Frames – dollar store and Ikea – previously owned.
- Some lumber, White paint, red and blue spray paint – previously owned
Grand total – $101.03.
So, I am $1.03 over budget… I blame it on all the many 3M command strips I had to use to hold the frame in place.
The best part of the entire makeover was when my son walked into the bathroom and said “I love the new counter and see there is a shelf for all my toys :)” Seriously… a 2-year-old noticed the counter!!! Well, he will be 3 in two weeks… but I refuse to acknowledge that. Why is he growing up so fast! And then he asked me why I put a basket on the light…. Ummm… because it looks nice…
Be sure to check out what these awesome bloggers did to a room with the $100!
Follow #100DOLLARROOMMAKEOVER and click the names below! I promise you lots and lots of inspiration!!
Dining room makeover – The Purple Hydrangea
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Powder room makeover – Sawdust Sisters
Teen Boys Room makeover – Savvy Apron
Bedroom makeover – Newton Custom Interiors
French Farmhouse $100 bedroom reveal – Raggedy Bits
Kids Bathroom makeover – Farmhouse Made
Home Office makeover – 1915 House
Office Makeover – The Handyman’s Daughter
Walk in closet makeover – My Thrifty House
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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
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