$100 Room Challenge : week 1 Powder Room


$100 Room challenge …

It’s time for the $100 room challenge! This amazing and really fun challenge was started and is still hosted by Erin from Basically here is what this challenge is all about – a bunch of bloggers and IGers take on one room in their home and in one month’s time and with only $100 – they transform the room, tracking and sharing their progress week by week to share with you. Want to know more and check out some past projects? Click here


This is my second challenge – my first challenge was a homework station for my kids (which I needed to get done before they headed back to school).  This time around I have something different in mind….

Powder Room Makeover!

We moved into this house 6 years ago this month and when we moved in we had big plans for this dated and dark powder room but with 2 little ones and the third on the way – we had other priorities but now that 3 of my 4 kids are in school – I can take advantage of some free time during the day and at bedtime to transform this space.  Let’s take a look…

So this is it! Our powder room – it has a lot of cabinet space and we have looked into a whole new vanity to give this room a fresh look but the cost is higher than we would like as it is a custom size.  The counters are laminate and the walls are a deep and dark brown.

My powder room plan

The whole room needs to look and feel fresh so I’m going to be using A LOT of paint.  I’m painting the walls, the cabinets and the counter top!

I want to create a bit of a farmhouse look in this room. The cabinets are kind of a ‘nothing’ colour so I’m going to paint them in a chalk paint – deciding between a warm white or a country grey – I have never used chalk paint before so I’m a bit nervous but I can do it!  Which ever colour I pick for the cabinets will determine my direction for the counter tops – I’m so excited to be able to paint these ugly laminate counters!! I also planning on replacing or painting the hardware of these cabinets.

I am also planning on changing out my art – I know someone in my family will have something hanging around in a basement or closet.

I have that long counter top – so I want to add some easy decor their too – like some greenery and perhaps some jars – I will be looking around the house to see what I can re-purpose.

Materials list for my Powder Room Makeover

  • paint for my walls (I have lots left over from painting my house)
  • chalk paint for my vanity
  • spray paint for the counter tops
  • art for the walls (checking my house and asking friends and family)
  • 4 handles for the vanity doors
  • accessories like towels, decor pieces and greenery (will see if I can find some deals in stores or re-purpose from my home)

Powder Room inspiration

Photo credit : Jenna Sue Designs

I love this bathroom – the soft paint colour with the white plumbing fixtures keeps the space looks fresh and clean.  I also love the decorative accents like the reclaimed wood, the greenery and the white plush towels.

Photo credit : unknown

I love the warm grey colour of this cabinet and this is one of the colours that I am considering for my vanity. I also love how fresh and bright this bathroom is and the accessories are cute, too!


Be sure to check out the other $100 rooms in this challenge….

I’m really excited for this much needed transformation and of course this timeline is going to keep me on track – Wish me luck and as always feel free to offer me advice and your opinion!


  1. Emy @ Semigloss Design

    Your bathroom is going to look great! I painted my countertops and they held up well with gentle cleaning. Just prime it well. 🙂

    06 . 09 . 2017

      Thank you – I have never painted a counter top before so thanks for the tip – did you use a special primer?

      06 . 09 . 2017
  2. amanda

    Love the inspiration! Can’t wait to watch it come together!

    07 . 09 . 2017
  3. Lindsay Brown

    Love the inspiration photos you have posted – I bet the space is going to look great!

    08 . 09 . 2017

      Thanks, Lindsay! It’s going to be a huge transformation and one that is long overdue!

      08 . 09 . 2017
  4. sheena

    I have never thought about painting my counter tops. hmmm…. I am interested in how that holds up. I can’t wait to see what all you do!!

    08 . 09 . 2017

      Thanks, Sheena – me neither but I always wondered….I read about some products online and yes I will definitely share my experience!

      08 . 09 . 2017
  5. Meredith @ The Palette Muse

    Yay for another challenge! I can’t wait to see what you do in here. I love powder room makeovers!

    08 . 09 . 2017
  6. Carrie

    Love Your Inspiration Rooms! Can’t Wait To See How Your ROOM Comes Together!

    09 . 09 . 2017

      Thank you! I’m really excited too – can’t wait to share the progress!

      09 . 09 . 2017
  7. Melissa

    I’m excited to see how it comes together and i’m so curious about painting the countertops! I bet it will look amazing. Can’t wait to follow along!

    11 . 09 . 2017

      Thanks, Melissa….I’m not going to lie I’m a little nervous about painting the counter tops (eeek) but it really can’t look worse, lol!

      11 . 09 . 2017
  8. Natalie @nelidesign

    Your Bathroom is Gonna Look Great. Your Inspiration Are Amazing

    11 . 09 . 2017

      Thank you! So far so good….week 2 progress to be posted soon – I can’t believe the difference already!

      11 . 09 . 2017
  9. Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    You chose some WONDERFUL inspiration photos. They are gorgeous!!! I’m anxious to see how spray painting the counter top goes. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that done. Good luck! Excited to see how everything comes together in here.

    13 . 09 . 2017

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