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Second Bathroom Facelift // $100 Room Challenge Update #2

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I’m jumping in to another round of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by my friend Erin or Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry 🙂 The goal of the challenge is to make over a room using $100 or less. It encourages you to be thrifty and work with what you have on hand to the maximum extent possible. I’m all about that!

So this is technically week two, so I’m calling my post update #2. I skipped update #1 because I had too much going on to be able to get a post together. Oops!

I wasn’t originally going to participate, but then while sitting in our second bathroom giving the baby a bath for the millionth time, I decided the room could use some TLC. It’s been untouched since we moved in. At the very least, I’ve wanted to cover the flat beige paint on the walls with something more durable for the bathroom. So this seems like the perfect opportunity to do it and get it finished quickly!

Here are a few before photos.

The room has a combo tub/shower and a window on one side.

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

On the other side is a vanity, a small closet, and a medicine cabinet. And those fugly lights. Basically a pretty straightforward bathroom.

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Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

We use this bathroom primarily to bathe Ramona, so I want to paint it and put a fun shower curtain in. I also might do something in the way of bath toy storage, and I want to get a bath mat that’s comfy for me to sit on while we’re playing.

Like the powder rooms in the house, I’m keeping the light fixture that works perfectly fine but swapping out the shades for something less bargain bin. I also want to take advantage of the window by adding some plants, both hanging and on the windowsill area. Oh, and I might frame out the mirror depending on budget. It has a crack in the side that I’d love to cover up with a small frame.

So here’s a list of what I have…

  • Paint, left over from painting Ramona’s room
  • Hanging planter from downstairs
  • Misc succulents from around the house
  • Lumber for frame—need to check

So here’s a little list of what I’m buying…

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  • Paint, buying a quart to supplement what I have left over from painting Ramona’s nursery
  • Shower curtain
  • Ceiling hook
  • Wall planter
  • Bath mat
  • Shades for vanity fixture

I also got a chance to get some painting done for this post, too. I was finally able to use this Shur-Line Premium Paint Edger I got a while back. I saw someone using it and picked it up on a whim while at Lowe’s. I was really excited to try it out and see if it was worth it (although it’s pretty cheap, so I wasn’t out much if I hated it).

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Turns out I love it! We have 9-foot ceilings, and this definitely helped with cutting in around the area where the wall meets the ceiling. This bathroom also has a ton of edges…the bathtub, the trim on the doors, and trim on the floor, etc.

To use it, you just flip the two wheels up, dip the pad in the paint, skin the excess off—I just used the edge of the paint tray—flip the wheels back down, and paint. There were a couple spots on the ceiling I needed to go in and touch up afterward, but I’m sure I’ll get more precise as I get used to working with it.

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Yes those are ice cubes in my boxed red wine. Don’t judge me.

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And here’s the bathroom painted:

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Kid-friendly modern bathroom makeover plans and painting using Behr Silver City #bathroom #painting #bathroomideas #bathroomdecor #bathroominspo

As usual, the paint already makes a huge difference. Will update with specifics on the budget next week as I gather supplies and buy what I need 🙂

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Megan Knowlan

Monday 14th of January 2019

Paint and plants can much such a difference. Can't wait to see what you do with this space!

Joy

Sunday 13th of January 2019

Paint feels so instantly satisfying and I love the change it has made in your challenge room!

Elizabeth Jones

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Yayy so glad you decided to join! My first challenge I did our half bath and it was so satisfying. Can't wait to follow along!

Jennifer Meyers

Friday 11th of January 2019

As always, looks amazing and I am jealous of your skills lol.

Kate

Thursday 10th of January 2019

The gray paint was a great addition -- it really warms up the space! Can't wait to see the other changes you make.

Brittany Goldwyn

Friday 11th of January 2019

not a whole lot of color in here but I think you'll like some of the bold items coming soon!!

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