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$100 room challenge – the pink bathroom

I’ve followed the $100 Room Challenge from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry for quite a while and am excited to participate in my first one. It’s a challenge that seems pretty manageable: you give yourself $100 and the month of January to fix up a room (or a closet, patio, whatever.) The New Year bug bit me on the butt and I’m feeling all organize-y and paint-y, so this year the challenge spoke to me. 

But don’t get any crazy ideas. The pink bathroom will be remaining pink. I’m choosing the bathroom primarily because it’s our smallest room, so I’m hoping to make $100 stretch a little farther. Plus, since it’s our only bathroom, I feel like I should really give it its best shot at being great. I don’t think it’s terrible as is, but I would like to make it brighter and more functional.

Luckily, the bathroom came to us in great shape with the original tile in pristine condition and new fixtures put in by our landlord. Here’s the plan for the rest of it, plus before pictures:


You may have seen on Instagram that I’m over our current whole-house beige situation. I’d love to brighten up the room with a warm white – I’m thinking Marshmallow by Sherwin Williams. This room is pretty small, so the paint won’t be a big investment, outside of the time involved. All I can see in the pic above is how many spots I’ll need to cut in. If you’re wondering, the ceiling is also beige, because of course it is.


I haven’t done a good bathroom product purge in a long while. It’s time!! If it doesn’t spark joy or control frizz, it’s outta here. 


I’ve been so inspired by The Home Edit in recent months and want all my storage to look and function better. The goal is to re-organize the bathroom closet to make it more useful and just plain prettier. 


I’d like to add a little shelf, maybe a hanging plant, update the rug…not sure what the budget will allow so we will see! 

So! There’s our little pink bathroom. I can’t wait to see how it looks with a fresh coat of white paint and a good old-fashioned deep clean and purge. You can follow along with the other participants below. Any suggestions on how to stretch $100? I am going to Vegas this weekend…



  1. Lilly Neubauer Lilly Neubauer

    The art in here is so badass, it is off to a great start! Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • While I’d love to take full credit for that design decision…I should admit that we are renters, so I really don’t have a choice! I’m just happy that it’s in such good condition. And that it’s pink! <3

    • I love it, too! I think the warm white will help the pink look even better. So excited to see your space!

  2. I love love love this bathroom! The pink and the artwork above the toilet! I can´t wait to see how you make it even better!

    • Thank you Amanda!! You and I both have some purging to do, excited to follow your master closet refresh!

  3. Emy Emy

    The pink is fantastic!! Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Thank you, Emy! We just got lucky with the pink!

  4. I’m glad the bathroom stays pink because I love it!!!! And I’m also over the make all things beige movement. I’m all about color these days. I look forward to seeing how you compliment the pink. I’ll definitely be following along 🙂 also, I’m so jealous of the storage space you have in there.

    • The storage space is a freaking lifesaver since this is our only bathroom! Don’t know what we’d do without it!

  5. Liz Liz

    I love the pink!! Looking forward to following along!

    • Thank you, Liz! Good luck to you with the closet cleanout!

  6. It’s going to look awesome! The pink tile is so fun!

    • Thank you, Tracy! By the way, I’m loving those LED lights you found this week! We desperately need one in our linen closet.

  7. $100 isn’t much but that makes it all more exciting. I’m really interested in seeing what you do to this bathroom. What a great way to start off the year.

    • Yes, such a fun project for the new year!

  8. I think this space will look amazing with some white paint… and with a name like Marshmallow, you can’t go wrong 🙂 I am so happy you decided to join the challenge this January! Good luck with all the purging and organizing.
    P.S. LOVE The Home Edit. I personally think their IG Stories are hilarious, so I watch them anytime I need a good laugh.

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