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.
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
What I Bought
Let me breakdown what I found. All items were purchased at Target.
Shower curtain $19.99 (this was actually the same curtain I had in the old apartment)
Over the toilet organizer $44.99
New decorative towels 7.99 + 6.99
Reed diffuser $6.99
Clear basket $4.00
Small faux plant $5.00
Counter tray $12.99
Glass tumbler $7.99
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.
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.