$100 Room Challenge: Week 2 Progress

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Ugh. I’m in the ugly part of the makeover. I always hate this part of a makeover. There’s nothing pretty to see yet. Β In case you missed it, I’m joining Erin of Lemons Lavender and Laundry for a $100 room challenge.

I have one month, a budget of $100 or less, and supplies that I already have on hand to make over a room in my home.

My daughter wants a Five Nights at Freddy’s/goth theme and I’m left wondering what happened to the little girl who loved unicorns and rainbows. Instead of crying, I’m making her little goth girl dreams come true. Or would it be nightmares. πŸ˜‰

Week 2 Progress

This week, I feel like I didn’t get much done. Over the weekend, I removed everything from the walls and got them prepped for paint.

Then I spent a bit of time tidying up, boxing up old toys. Well, I left them in her room like a big dummy and she decided that the toys that she hasn’t played with in several years are now her favorites.

(To be fair, I’m not getting rid of them; just relocating them to the attic space above the garage.) Her room looks like a disaster hit it.Β 

On Tuesday (way to wait until the last moment!), I started painting. She chose Pansy Petal by Olympic that I had color matched in Sherwin Williams Ovation. The coverage is nice and so is the price. Rather than clean out her room completely, I opted to paint her room in sections. I’m hating the process. But the hard part of the room is painted now and I’ll finish the rest of it on Wednesday. And spend lots of time cleaning her room out. Your eyes do not deceive you; it actually got messier in here. I think 99% of this room challenge is just me throwing stuff away.

The color changes depending on its location. I don’t hate it, but it’s not what I would choose.

This photo shows it pretty accurately, but the paint was still wet when I took this photo.

Goals for Week 3:

  • Finish painting room
  • Touch up paint on bed
  • Clean out room while she’s in school
  • Figure out final floor plan
  • Build her craft desk

Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it!

$100 Budget so far:

  • $35 Comforter
  • $26 Paint

TOTAL: $61

Leftover: $39

Be sure to check out everyone else’s progress! There are going to be so many great rooms after this!

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  1. It will be so worth it! I just finished painting my room and I was not loving it AT ALL but it’s done and I love it. You are getting so close!! Great job mama πŸ™‚

  2. I’m a big fan of purple, my bedroom is chocolate brown and purple and white. Cool that you are doing her theme even though it’s not really your taste. I’m sure she will love it.

  3. You go, Mom, for getting beyond yourself and giving your daughter the room she wants! I feel ya on the goth and purple, but I actually really like it in these photos. And I know it will mean a lot to your daughter that you’re doing this for her. At least we moms can only hope… πŸ˜‰

  4. I completely understand your pain Emy! Painting around junk is so much harder! It looks like you have gotten the worst out of the way, so hopefully the rest of the work will just breeze on by. Good luck!

    1. Thanks Keri! It has gotten much easier now. You’re right. The worst part is over. Now, if I can just get her to keep her room clean for a few more days!

  5. I don’t consider myself a purple person, but I actually love that wall color!! Your daughter is going to love it and good for you for letting her choose her own style. Painting walls is the pits – you’ll be so happy and it’s going to look great when it’s all done. And I totally get the “but wait, I haven’t touched this toy in 3 years, but now I love it!”

    1. Thanks Melissa! I’m so glad that the walls are finished now. She’s already loving the room and hasn’t even noticed that I removed a lot of her stuff. πŸ˜‰

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