How to:Mini Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $150

The idea hit me to do a mini bathroom makeover on my grandmother’s birthday (April 28th). It’s the beginning of May and most of us have been in quarantine for just over a month. A lot has happened in my personal life in the midst of quarantine. I needed something to occupy my mind and make me feel good I challenged myself to makeover my bathroom for under $150.

In between teaching several ESL classes each morning and planning virtual lessons for my second graders I needed a project to get my mind off some of the things going in my life. I moved back to Atlanta after spending a year in my hometown last summer. I am ashamed to admit that I really haven’t decorated my larger new apartment. My mind has been everywhere but quarantine gave me time to slow down. I started looking at all these bare walls, and they said to me it’s been a year and we still blank. I was so excited to move into my big girl apartment and messed around letting it look basic for months. 🤦🏽‍♀️Again…shame.

Being inspired to do this mini makeover on my Grandma’s birthday (April 28th) was extremely fitting considering my grandmother has an impeccable interior design eye. I don’t, but I’m working on it. First thought was color scheme. I love the teal/turquoise/brown/white combo. It’s so eye catching and Grandma gave me some items to decorate my bathroom in my one bedroom with these colors. Although I no longer have any of that stuff from the move, I wanted to keep the color scheme. Then there was the budget. While I wanted to spruce everything up it was important to remain within a budget. This was considerably easier to do as my shopping choices were limited because of the closings of many stores due to pandemic. I decided to stick to Target and Dollar Stores.

I’m not gonna waste y’all time getting into my whole shopping trip. So let’s get into this transformation.

Bathroom Before

Mini Bathroom Makeover After

Truly basic. I had a curtain and a bath mat…period. End of story. Clearly didn’t consider design at all. Obviously just the basics.

Off to Target (my fav) for just a few things to jazz up this super basic bathroom. I knew I wanted an over the toilet organizer, a new curtain and some organizing essentials. I went to a Family Dollar but wasn’t really successful. My goal was make it stylish but budget friendly. The budget set was $150. Knowing I was going into my favorite store Target and that seems to be my regular spending amount, I thought it pretty reasonable. Well, I am proud to say I was under budget.

I only spent $160 at Target that day including some home essentials and baby items for a dear friend. I was $10 over the amount bae says I always spend in Target, but hey I was under my mini bathroom makeover budget…. so issa win!

Mini Bathroom Makeover After

Mini Bathroom Makeover After

What I Bought

Let me breakdown what I found. All items were purchased at Target.

Grand total: $122.92

With just these few items I have a whole new bathroom. When I walk in it feels so refreshing and cute. I absolutely love it! What do y’all think?

Now it’s time to design my other spaces, this was truly so fun.


Mini Bathroom Makeover Before and After

I am proud of myself and ready to make the rest of my space super chic on a budget!

I think up next will be the dining room! Share any ideas for that room in the comments.



  1. R.K.
    05/13/2020 / 10:04 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 05/14/2020 / 12:04 am

    Good job. Don’t worry, you’ll soon achieve that decorative eye like grandma. Haha!

  3. 05/14/2020 / 8:05 am

    I love your bathroom redo and on an impressive budget! Your choices really pop! Design and organization don’t have to be costly. I can’t wait to see your next do-over.

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