Guest Bathroom Before (#100RoomChallenge – Transform One Room in One Month with $100)

$100 Room Challenge

I am so excited to participate in a fun room makeover challenge in the month of March.  I know you are thinking – but you haven’t finished the nursery?  I am ALMOST done – literally waiting on paint to dry and have a few touchups to do, then need to arrange a few things and take pictures. So I will post the last 2 projects and the final reveal for that in March too.  But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do this challenge in March.  The guest bathroom was next on my list to work on and this challenge will help me to stay on budget (hopefully under!) and finish the room by the last Wednesday in March.

Erin over at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry started this challenge – you can read more about it here.  So here’s how this challenge works – there are many other bloggers (and anyone who wants to!) participating which you can find in the linkup that will be at the end of this post.  Each blogger chose one room or space in their house to makeover in one month (the month of March for this challenge) with only $100 or less.  We will be posting updates every Wednesday in March and then the final reveal of the room on the last Wednesday in March.  I actually have at least 5 projects to complete in the room so I will post every Wednesday plus 2-3 other times in between so I can show you all the projects I have planned for this room. 

This challenge is so perfect for my goals for this year for tackling one room at a time in our fixer upper home.  So here’s the room I plan on working on this month…

guest bathroom before 


Lovely right?? Smile  This is our second bathroom/guest bathroom.  We don’t have a 1/2 bath in this house so this is sort of the main bathroom – the one our daughter will use, the one my nieces and nephew use, and also the one that dinner guests would use and overnight guests would use.  The other bathroom we have is in our master bathroom attached to the master bedroom.  So I plan on making it definitely a pretty space, but also probably a bit simple in decor since it will be a kids bathroom much of the time too.

It’s a small room and the color made it very hard to get good pictures – yes, it was really quite bright pink.  Funny story, when we first saw our house and even on our second time to see it before we decided to make an offer there was no electricity on in the house (the house was vacant) so we could barely see in this dark bathroom.  Then when I came back with the home inspector and was looking at the house again, I got quite a shock at the bright pink that was quite literally glowing in the room when I flipped on the lights.  Everyone has their own taste and style when it comes to paint, but this girl will always be a soft neutral kind of girl!  And hey at least the pink is just on the walls and not a pink toilet or sink – that would be MUCH harder to change Smile

So here’s the plan for this room:

  1. Obviously paint.  I actually already have this done (I just couldn’t live with that color long) and will show you next week.
  2. Install towel hooks on the wall.
  3. Frame in the builder’s grade mirror.
  4. Paint the vanity and install new knobs and maybe new hinges.
  5. Build and install shelving above the toilet.
  6. Finishing touches – decor, shower curtain, rug, art, etc. 

Before we even put an offer on this house, I had already pinned this picture of this farmhouse bathroom from Bless’Er House.  Isn’t that beautiful?!  And the layout of our bathroom is pretty much identical. 

BlesserHouse farmhouse bathroom

So I will be gathering a lot of inspiration from her bathroom and actually using a similar color palette – a soft soothing color on the walls, shelves above the toilet, white shower curtain, framed in mirror, etc. 

Next Wednesday I’ll show you the new color on the walls – that made a huge difference!  And I’ll be busy working on several of the other projects in between.

And don’t forget you can check out any of the bloggers below and see what room they have chosen for their makeover this month and what they plan to do with it. And hey, maybe even join in with us!  Have a room that needs some work?  Take the one room, one month, $100 or less challenge with us – I’d love to know if you do and see pictures!


  1. That is a BRIGHT room! I can’t wait to see how your design calms it down.

  2. You and I must think alike… Looks like we’ll both be tackling a bathroom, and I LOVE that one from Blesser House. I used an inspiration image from her in my post as well 🙂 So happy to have you joining in the round. Good luck!
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  3. I am in the process of making over a bathroom that was a similar pink! but not for the $100 room challenge, I had to replace the vanity because of water damage. I had to put that room on hold until April so I can participate in this $100 challenge. I love your plans for the space! Good luck!

  4. Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together!

  5. That pink is the exact same color I painted my room in college, LOL. And I was basically an adult. What was I thinking?! It must be why I have all black, white, and gray in my house now! ha.

  6. Eeeesh! That pink is something. I can’t wait to see you breathe new life into this bathroom.

  7. Your inspiration picture is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I would have to paint that pink too!!!

  8. Lanita Anderson says:

    I can’t wait to see the changes you make and the transformation of your bathroom! I love the ideas you’ve shared…… Good luck on the challenge!

  9. I love it, you did wonders with this room! Great Job, you rocked it!

  10. Ha! The pink walls are definitely better than a pink toilet or sink. Those are so much harder to change 🙂 Your inspiration photo is gorgeous. I just know this space is going to be gorgeous when you are done working your magic.

  11. Holy cow, that’s pink! I love color, but I don’t blame you for painting over that one! I love your inspiration picture and can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  12. Got a bathroom in the challenge too! Will see where it goes!

  13. I can’t wait to see how this space turns out!

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