1960’s Powder Room Makeover, $100 Room Challenge Week 1 Mood Board


Hello, and happy September! This month, I’m so excited to participate in the $100 Room Challenge.

The challenge is simple: three weeks and just $100 to completely transform a room! For information on joining the $100 Room Challenge, visit Lavender Lemons and Laundry!

I love everything about this challenge; it really captures the spirit of what inspires me in DIY. Almost every project on the blog involves getting creative to get a home we love for less. It is so inspiring and motivating to be working along side so many others and seeing how far we can stretch the budget! Post may contain affiliate links.

The room I picked for the challenge is our all original 1960’s powder room. Currently, it’s a whole lot of green and yellow.

$100 Room Challenge, 1960's Powder Room Makeover to Farmhouse Style

It has never been the top priority… because everything is functional at least! When we moved in, other areas of our fixer upper needed a lot more help.

$100 Room Challenge, 1960's Powder Room Makeover to Farmhouse Style

Since we are currently saving for other larger home projects, this is my chance to get creative. I’m hoping to transform this little bathroom into a space to be proud of!

To get “in the zone”, I put together a kind of mood board of what I’d like the bathroom to look like. I am hoping to give it a similar feel as our kitchen remodel, since it is right off the kitchen hallway.

1960's powder room mood board for the $100 room challenge. $100 farmhouse bathroom makeover.

Looking at the mood board has me so excited to dig in and rip down wallpaper. I have some pretty lofty goals in mind. I can’t wait to see how far we can get with three weeks and $100!

1. Remove Wallpaper and Paint

Painting the walls is my number one priority for the bathroom. This week, I plan to remove the wallpaper and spackle. Just giving the walls a new look with some paint will be huge improvement!

2. Update the Sink

My other goal is to paint the sink white with Rustoleum Tub and Tile Kit. I have been dying to do a makeover with this stuff for years, but I am a little intimidated by a whole tub or tile walls. This little sink is the perfect project to test the waters. It is quite a chunk of the budget at $23.68, so fingers crossed it comes out amazing!

I’m also contemplating adding some butcher block around the sink somehow. We have some smallish scrap pieces of butcher block in the shed leftover from the kitchen. Hopefully we can find a way to make it work!

3. Shiplap Accent Wall

I realllly want to add a shiplap accent wall behind the toilet. I priced out basic shiplap at Home Depot, and I’m thinking I can use it since the wall is so small!

Shiplap accent wall for the $100 room challenge

4. Open shelving above toilet

My Pinterest board must have well over a hundred beautiful bathrooms… many of them featuring some amazingly styled farmhouse shelves above the toilet. I’m on a mission to make some of my own. This week I should probably scour the shed and garage to search for scrap wood.

5. Replace or Update Mirror and Light fixture

I installed the current mirror when we moved, so it is in good shape. However, if time and budget allows, I’m hoping to use the original mirror I removed to make another with more rustic style.

I also want to see about updating the existing light somehow. I have a small light fixture in the basement that I purchased for $20 off craigslist a few years ago. It ended up not being possible where I wanted it in the kitchen. If that can work out, it will be amazing! If not, maybe spray paint?

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