$100 Room Challenge: Nautical Kids Bathroom Reveal

Well, I made it! I'm a day late posting this but I made it! 5 days before my due date and I was able to refresh our kids bathroom before our little girl arrives. Believe me there were times that I had my doubts that I would be able to finish, but I'm so pleased with the result.

If you are new around here, welcome! Let's get you caught up: for the month of January, I've been working on updating our kids bathroom for the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. The challenge is one month long where you transform a space in your home for just $100! 

Want to know what happened on previous weeks? Get caught up:

Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4

The biggest change with the biggest impact was paint. I decided to paint the bathroom the same gray color that we've used throughout our home, Natural Gray by Behr. Since the bathroom has no windows or natural light, the paint color was the perfect choice to help lighten it up.



I made several updates to the space, like repainting the baseboards and re-caulking around the sink and tub. Since this is our kids bathroom, a lot of water splashing goes on in this space so I wanted to make sure that we avoid any possible water issues. These small updates make a huge difference, especially when you don’t have the funds to update the big ticket items like the vanity or flooring.

Re-caulking around the bathtub not only prevents water damage but also helps make the room appear more put together.

Cleaning and painting the baseboards made a huge difference in updating the bathroom.

I kept things simple in the vanity area and organized it using Dollar Tree baskets. The space under the sink is now functional but also practical, as I’m able to store items for guests or any extra items that my kids may need.

This is what the bathroom looks like now:

I added a fun compass wall decal that used to live in my son’s room to the door.

By hanging the new shower curtains as high as I could, it instantly made this small bathroom appear bigger and the ceilings taller. To add a little more interest to back wall in the shower, I re-purposed two small oars from my son’s room to this space. We are in the process of updating his nautical themed bedroom to a cars themed room and this was the perfect opportunity to re-use decor items that I already owned.


  1. Paint walls to match the rest of our home.

  2. Clean and refresh the trim by painting it high gloss white.

  3. Re-caulk along the tub and sink.

  4. Update shower curtain for a more dramatic look.

  5. Clean and organize under the sink cabinet and drawers so it's not a complete mess!

  6. Update shower head.

  7. Install a new toilet paper holder.

  8. Update decor - make it pretty and functional to store all things baby and toddler!


 Total Spent: $83.13

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process of this bathroom update. Super easy updates for not a lot of money can all make big impacts in a space. Keep that in mind next time you are planning a project in your home.

For even more inspiration check out the blog posts below where other amazing bloggers are sharing their reveal as well: