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$100 Room Makeover: Rental Bathroom Update

Hey there!  Welcome to week 2 of the $100 Room Makeover challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry.   Participating bloggers have all month to transform a space with a restricted budget and I’m taking on our rental bathroom.  (You can find the entire process with these links; week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4.)


I mentioned in week 1 that we had asked the landlord to replace the bathroom vanity for us and he did!  He also replaced our bathroom flooring and the fish oven in the kitchen.

Here’s the updated vanity all pretty and white!

rental bathroom makeover on a budget

I’ve already had fun decorating it a little.  It has made such a big difference in this space!   Just for a reminder, here’s how bad the old one was. renter bathroom

Doesn’t the new vanity make the space feel so much bigger and brighter?  The floor is also so much better!  I already found 2 black and white rugs at Daiso. Basically the best dollar store ever.   These were actually 300 yen a piece (a little under $3) so perfect for my limited budget.  rental bathroom makeover in eclectic style

The other rug will go in front of the shower door.

The new storage shelf is a great size for between the vanity and washer/dryer combo.  And I carefully looked for baskets that would fill the shelf perfectly for optimal hidden storage.    They came from a store call Franc Franc.  It’s similar to Bed, Bath, and Beyond.   I have some ideas for covering all those ugly cords!  bathroom-shelving-unit-storage-rental

Some new hand towels and moving my pineapple print into the space is giving it a fresh and updated look.  100 dollar makeover rental bathroom art

There’s still some DIYs to do.  Let’s recap with the mood board and plans.

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rental bathroom key elements

Bamboo Bathroom Shelves | Pineapple Print |Blue and White Hand towel  | Peel and Stick Tiles  | Hanging Vine Plant B&W bath mats |  Storage Baskets 

To do list: 

Ask landlord for vanity replacement – free

Add a storage unit between the vanity and laundry – $39.99 (I already purchased the bamboo bathroom shelves from the mood board.)

Place storage baskets on shelves to hold laundry supplies – $10.00 each (plus a DIY!)

Hang pineapple print – already owned

New hand towels blue and white$20.00

Blue and white accents – shop local

New rugs – $6 

Total spent: $76

Next week will be all about DIYs to add those special details to turn this space into our global eclectic style!  It’s going to be fun!

Make sure to check out the other bloggers’ $100 Room Makeovers below.


  1. I love the black and white rugs you got! So pretty, and I can’t believe they were $3. That’s nuts! Can’t wait to see what DIYs you have up your sleeve.

    1. Thanks Erin! Yes, the dollar stores are amazing but it’s hard to find furniture and rugs out here. Japanese size looks like doll furniture next to my husband. lol

  2. Those rugs are amazing! And for $3?!?! What a steal! The new vanity is a wonderful bright addition to this space. Sounds like you’ve got a very kind landlord.

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