$100 Room Challenge- THE REVEAL

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


It is REVEAL DAY for the $100 Room Challenge! I have been so so SO excited for this day! If you are unfamiliar with what this challenge is- it really is just as it sounds! You have $100 to makeover a room in just one month! This challenge is hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry and I am joined by 20+ other bloggers who completed this challenge (you can see all of the reveals at the bottom of this post!). Also, just in case you missed it here are Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 of this challenge!



If you've been following since the beginning of this challenge then you already know I chose to makeover our mudroom. One night, while my husband was on his nightly walk with our son, I busted out an old can of paint and got rid of the dark green in this room and that inspired me to do a complete makeover! I'm so happy I stumbled upon this challenge at just the right time at that Erin let me join in the fun!

Let's do a quick recap shall we?!

In Week 1 you saw me completely transform this room using paint from our Powder Room makeover. Two coats of paint and this room looked so much brighter!

Before!

After painting the walls!
Then, in Week 2 I made another big change by painting our backdoor black! I was going for a high contrast, big impact look and it worked!


Last week (in Week 3 of the challenge), I added this DIY Magnetic Bamboo shade to the door for $20!


Since last week, the big changes have been changing out the light fixture and adding decorative accessories! Let's take a look!

Welcome to our new mudroom!



I scored this wicker trunk from GoodWill for $5 a while back. I am not counting it towards my budget because I already owned it before the challenge began but I wanted to share this tip because it's a good reminder to check your local thrift store before buying new! I recently scored BIG and have been converted to thrifting!


Isn't this the perfect solution to hide all those shoes that pile up?! I plan to give this a few coats of paint to give it that weathered look- but didn't have time before this reveal... womp womp!




We were lucky not to have to do anything about the bead board and hooks! These were already here! One thing I wish I could have added, but was already over budget, were some river rocks to this boot tray. I think that would be an adorable touch!


I also didn't have to do much to our counter. I added a basket I had on hand for this 'drop zone'. I'm hoping all that random stuff that ends up all over our counter will be tossed in here so that it at least looks nice 🙈!


I went back and forth on this rug and then #reallife happened and one of my dogs decided they really wanted me to keep it (😒). I fount it at Target for $24.99, which was a quarter of my budget. It wasn't as big as I was hoping so I decided to layer it over my existing jute rug! Not only is this trend popping up all over the place it is also a money saving tip when you cannot afford the large area rugs!


I spent the most money swapping out our old boob light for this schoolhouse light fixture! Normally, in a budget makeover, I shy away from changes like this because I'd rather purchase something else but I stuck to my original mood board on this one. Was it necessary? No. But neither were the blinds I made, haha! I really procrastinated on ordering this because I was trying to find the BEST deal (that's what you do when you're on a tight budget!). Well, last Wednesday (a week away from reveal day) I realized I didn't have a light! So, I hopped online and saw that Home Depot was selling a version of this light for $35! Sold! I put that baby in my cart and it arrived two days later! I was so so happy with this change!


This sign was what pushed me over budget 😁... could I have left it out of this reveal? Of course! But that wouldn't have been very honest now would it... and I love to read this message every time I leave the house!


And just like this room is completely transformed! For $100! Now I love to walk by this room every day! I used to wish I could close a door to not have to see this space... that is no longer a problem!

The final details of this room are really just for show because this IS our mudroom so it's typically full of bags, coats, shoes, dog leashes and... MUD! Ha ha! But I still like this space to look nice! In a perfect world it would look like these pictures all the time- but I live in my perfect world and with two dogs, Chicago winters and a baby that means this space needs to be REAL and functional!

Let's see where my money went...

Paint- $10.88 (For the door)
Light Fixture- $35.44
Rug- $24.99
Bamboo Shade- $14.97
Magnets- $2.78/pc (2)
Sign- $8.98

TOTAL COST- $101.51

So, I went a TAD over budget! It happens! But I was able to paint, change a light fixture AND add accessories for just about $100. That's a pretty good deal!


Check out all of the other room reveals for the $100 Room Challenge below!


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As always, thank you for visiting R&R at home!



31 comments:

  1. Such a fresh, clean space!! Now you've got me wanting to paint a door black...:)

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    1. Thank you! I have wanted to try painting a door black for the longest time and now i'm sold on it! I know everything is white, white, white these days but I just couldn't resist!

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  2. This is such a pretty space now! I love the new light!

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    1. Thank you! I am happy I convinced myself to do the new light! It's the perfect touch!

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  3. I can't believe the difference it makes. I love everyone of your choices! Great job!

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  4. WOW these updates totally transformed the space. I LOVE how it turned out!

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    1. Thank you Morgan!! I had so much fun transforming this space!!

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  5. This looks great! What a steal that light was- I think I might need to grab one for my hallway.

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I know! I cannot believe the difference it makes and SUCH a good price! I did get it on sale but Lamps Plus has a similar version that is always 39.99!

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  6. I love it!! I can't believe how much brighter it looks and that light was money well spent! It looks gorgeous. Love the sign too - what a beautiful saying to see every day!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I just couldn't resist adding that sign! :)

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  7. Paint always makes things new again. Love the sign and layering the rug :}

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    1. Hi Deneen! It is so true! I love a fresh coat of paint! Every month or so I get the painting itch, haha! I wonder what room will be my next victim! ;)

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  8. A fresh coat of paint has such a huge impact! The room looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I totally agree about the paint!!

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  9. Found you on Insta :) Amazing the difference! The dark door with the bamboo shade is such a nice touch, love how this entire space turned out.

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    1. Thank you so much!! It was one of my favorite projects to date!! :)

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  10. I am so in love with this reveal! I love every single thing you did in here: the lighter paint color changed the room so drastically. Then painting the door black was perfect. All you other touches are just icing on the cake. Love, love, love it!!! I am so glad you found out about this challenge and joined in. You did an incredible job!

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! And thank you for hosting this challenge! You will see me back in January for sure! :)

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  11. Your makeover gives me mudroom envy! It looks so bright and pretty in here and the colors are so welcoming. I'm glad your dog made you keep the rug!

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  12. It looks great! so much brighter and looks so much bigger!

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    1. Hi Liz! I agree! This space definitely feels much lighter to me! :)

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  13. The light was totally worth it! And you got such a good deal on it! It's back to $50 now!

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    1. Hi Maria! I know! I was tempted to attach my receipt so people didn't think I was fibbing about the price but it truly was on sale when I bought it! Such a fun change!

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  14. Your mudroom is really great looking. Everything is just perfect and I agree with the sign you have there - its a great one to read before leaving. May I asked where you bought your sign in the bathroom reveal that you showed? Today I choose Joy! That's one of my favorite quotes and I like the wood/metal. Thanking you in advance. This is my first time of visiting your blog.

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    1. Hi Connie! Thank you so much! :) The sign in my mudroom here was from Hobby Lobby and the sign in my bathroom was from The Country Door! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! :)

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  15. I love your wicker trunk find!! And the fresh paint makes the space seem so bright and clean! Beautiful transformation!!

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