Welcome to the $100 Room Challenge. I’m so excited to be a part of the challenge this time around as it’s the $100 RC’s 5th anniversary! Thank you to Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for allowing me to participate and for hosting such a fun challenge.
In case you’ve never heard of the $100 RC, let me give you a quick run down.
$100 to spend.
Every Wednesday in September all participants will be posting their progress, with the reveal being on the last Wednesday of the month.
I love this challenge because with only $100 to spend you learn to get creative really fast!
This year my challenge is this really beige, really boring guest room.
This is what it looked like when we moved in almost 1 year ago.
A couple of mis-matched night stands, a white bed and a dresser.
Fast forward a few months and this is what it looked like.
Much better, but it had a few issues.
- The bed was a full size.
- It was still all white and beige for the most part.
- Also, still very boring.
- Most of everything in this room was exactly how it was in our old house, and it didn’t work that well in our new house.
I knew things had to change.
My husband and I were sleeping on a fairly new Queen size mattress that just wasn’t working for us.
We bought a new mattress for us and moved our Queen mattress into the guest room.
The picture above was my inspiration for the new room.
New Guest Room Must Haves:
The room needed to be colorful, fun, a little masculine, a little feminine and most of all functional.
The inspo picture above was from Ballards.
Beautiful, but just the quilt and the shams cost over $400.
Well, beyond my budget for this room.
Then I came across this photo.
It’s almost identical to the Ballards quilt, except for the price tag.
It was under $60.00 with shipping and tax.
Which brings me to what the room looks like today.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s okay.
In fact, it’s way better than it was before but it’s till needs a little something else.
Plans for the $100 Room Challenge:
I’m keeping the bed and the bedding because I like them and they are fairly new.
The pink chair stays because I love it!
The dresser, walls, trim and a nightstand ( maybe 2 nightstands) will all be painted.
Say good-bye to the ceiling fan!
I plan on adding new or upgraded accessories, artwork and curtains.
And if I’m standing at the end of all of that, I plan on cleaning out the closet and making it a bit more functional.
Right now it’s where I stashed artwork that I didn’t use when we moved in a year ago.
I know, it’s an ambitious list, but I think it’s achievable!
Be sure to check in every Wednesday to see how my room is coming as well as check in on all of the other participants.
You know you don’t want to miss this!!!
Until next Wednesday…..