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Master Bathroom Makeover Reveal – on a $100 Budget

Hello Friends, I am so so happy to share my Master Bathroom Makeover with you today!  As I mentioned in my Master Bath Makeover Preview earlier in the week, this project is a challenge that my blogging friends and I took on to complete for under $100.  You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just $100

Top down view of newly painted blue bathroom vanity and gray and white rug.

It’s been lovingly titled “Champagne Taste on a Kool-aid Budget” because well, none of us are independently wealthy.  And while we might be able to hire out some jobs, or take on major renovations for some areas of our homes, we’re all thrifty at heart, or #cheaplikelisa as one of them likes to tease our group organizer 🙂

When you’re done reading my post be sure to click the blogs at the bottom and hop on over to my blogger friend to see what wonderful room makeover they created with $100!

Before I show you my completed Master Bathroom Makeover let’s review what I started with.  I’ll show you the pics, you can use the link above to read the full backstory.

Master Bath Makeover Preview for my $100 makeover Challenge, vanity and medicine cabinet.

Builder beige, ugh, and we did that to ourselves.

Master Bath Makeover Preview of the corner for my $100 One Room project

Brown on brown, not super inspiring.  Sad little clock and some forgotten candles.

Before picture of oak toilet paper cabinet above toilet.

Yep, that’s it, it’s a tiny bathroom.  And it was b-o-r-i-n-g!!!!  I think I mentioned already that most of the makeover consisted of  paint; but, I also did a few crafty projects to add an extra bit of glamour to my very small bathroom.  You’ll see them in the pictures below.  Then, over the next few weeks I’ll highlight a few of the features in the bathroom in more detail.  I hope they inspire you to undertake your own master bathroom makeover.

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Master Bathroom Makeover – Dollars and Cents

Since this was a $100 Room Makeover let me show you what I got for $100.  We didn’t have to count anything we already owned.  The actual cost of my master bathroom makeover would be slightly higher if had to start from scratch and buy everything.  Hey, that’s the best part about “saving” stuff 🙂

Here’s how it breaks down.  If I had to purchase it the for the project my cost is listed next to it.

Master Bath Makeover Supplies

  • Paint brushes, roller, roller tray
  • Sanding blocks,
  • Glass beads
  • Glue Gun
  • Large Spray Shelter
  • Paint Sprayer
  • 6 new drawer pulls from Lowe’s @ $1.97 ea – $11.82
  • 1 Can Antique Pewter Spray Paint – $7.76
  • New bathroom rug from Home Goods – $24.99
  • 1 Quart of Dyed Indigo Enamel for the Vanity – $14.09
  • 1 Quart of Snowbound Acrylic for the Medicine and TP Cabinets – $15.89
  • 1 Gallon Repose Gray for the Walls- $22.69

The grand total before tax comes to $97.24.  Since we all live in different states with different tax rates we decided it was the most fair to exclude tax.  Thankfully Sherwin Williams was having a 40% off sale when I bought my paint.

Master Bathroom Makeover – The Big Reveal

I’ll take you all around the room now so please do try to keep up 🙂  Without further delay here’s my new, updated, and totally awesome bathroom!

I love everything about it, but I have a few favorites that I’ll highlight for you.

This newly updated light!! Who knew getting an elegant light would be so easy?

View of new blue vanity and white medicine cabinet from master bathroom doorway.

Isn’t the blue on that cabinet just the best?  And that new rug from Home Goods feels so good on my bare toes.

Are you keeping up?  There’s a whole lot more to show you, like the updated TP Cabinet and some new decor.

View of bathroom newly updated master bathroom makeover from doorway.

That’s it, tour’s over ….. bwahahaha I crack myself up 🙂  Remember me telling you it’s a small bathroom?  I wasn’t lying. I didn’t show you the shower because I didn’t do any updates to it, and because I’d have to put a letter outside the window to get a decent picture of it.  That’s the struggle of a 6’x6′ bathroom, but I’m thankful to have it.

Now let me highlight some of the other stuff I love.  Like the giant clock that used to be in the guest bath, I decided I needed this prettiness in my bathroom.  I scored this beauty at Home Goods a few years ago.  Yes I love that store and browse there often!  You can find similar twin bell clocks online if you don’t stumble upon one at their store.  And I love the faux IKEA plants, they always look great and they never die.  This one’s been all over the house but I think it’ll live here now too.

Full view of Toilet Paper cabinet with a clock and green plant on top.

And that blue “back splash” let’s not speed past this new focal point in the master bathroom makeover.  Would you believe me if I told you those started out as clear glass wafers from the Dollar Store?  We used a few different sizes as decor for a few parties and since I never throw anything away….. I didn’t have to count it against my budget.  Win for me 🙂

Toilet paper cabinet with blue painted glass wafers on back and candles in foreground.

The medicine cabinet, like the TP cabinet got a beautiful update inside and out with my favorite white, Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.  I wanted to add some fancy pulls to the mirrored sections but I decided to wait on that project for a bit.  I’m  not sure if drilling through the mirror or cementing to the mirror is the better plan so I left well enough alone, for now 🙂

Freshly painted white medicine cabinet above bathroom sink with Door and window in mirror reflection.

I even did a little makeover to the foaming soap dispenser that I used in this bathroom for a long time.  It was ugly and brown with a clear plastic jar before I got my hands (and spray paint can) on it.  I gave it the same treatment I gave the light, wait until you see a close up of the light!

Foaming soap dispenser with newly painted silver top on vanity with yellow flowers in vase

But first let me show you the new bathroom artwork.  Well, not artwork exactly but I love it like it’s artwork!  I love this saying, I first heard it while watching an episode of Fixer Upper and it quickly became one of my favorites.  And I chose a black frame because I heard a designer say once that every room needs a little bit of black to help ground it.  I think it does just that, and nicely.

DIY Bathroom Art hanging on bathroom wall.

OK, OK, I’ll show you the lights now 🙂  If you remember from the master bath preview this light was chrome before.  The finish was a bit etched from so many years in the bathroom.  I think you’ll agree that the specialty paint job I gave it is a huge improvement.  It looks like a whole new fixture and the light makeover was really easy.

Front view of updated bathroom light.

HA, you can see the top of my head in the pic above, it sure is hard taking pictures around mirrors.

And one last pic of the light, one of my favorites….

Side view of updated bathroom light fixture.

And I almost forgot to show you the new hardware.  I filled all the holes in the vanity and the TP cabinet and drilled new holes for the new pulls.  These are such an improvement over the tiny knobs.  I learned a cool trick via a Pinterest Pin for drilling perfectly spaced holes.

Top down image of newly painted blue bathroom vanity and gray and new white rug.

And another shot of that beautiful new rug.

I hope you loved our my master bathroom makeover as much as we do!

My $100 Room Master Bathroom Makeover Blog Hop graphic.

Please don’t forget to visit all my friends’ awesome makeovers by clicking their Blogs below:

The Purple Hydrangea
Girl, Just DIY!
Sawdust Sisters
Savvy Apron
Raggedy Bits
Newton Custom Interiors
Farmhouse Made
Anika’s DIY Life
1915 House
The Handyman’s Daughter
My Thrifty House

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Master Bathroom Makeover on $100 Challenge Pinterest Collage


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Monday 29th of January 2018

Wow. Beautiful job. Very impressive ?

Toni | Small Home Soul

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Thank you Mandy, I still love it. It's amazing what you can do with a little paint and some glass beads.


Thursday 27th of October 2016

I love that blue, it really pops! Now, I want to makeover my half bathroom .


Saturday 22nd of August 2020

Yes what is the name of the blue color?

Toni Harvey

Saturday 29th of October 2016

Thank you so much, it really pulled my bathroom out of the builder beige stage.


Monday 24th of October 2016

I'm impressed that you only spent $100! That is a pretty amazing transformation. I love the bold blue with the whites. Pinned!

Toni Harvey

Monday 24th of October 2016

Thank you Katie, in this instance I'm glad my bathroom is small because I might not have made it under budget :)


Sunday 23rd of October 2016

Amazing transformation. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty .See you again next week.

Toni Harvey

Monday 24th of October 2016

Thank you Sahana!

Jenna @ A Savory Feast

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

What a transformation! I just love the color of the vanity.

Toni Harvey

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Thank you Jenna, I love that blue too!