$100 Room Challenge: Week 2 Progress
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. 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. 😉
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.
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
Be sure to check out everyone else’s progress! There are going to be so many great rooms after this!
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Don’t give up! You’ll be so happy when it’s done!
I know. I’ve spent the last 2 days working in her room. It will be worth it.
I love the bold colour!
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 🙂
Thanks Gabby! I normally love painting, but painting around a ton of stuff is hard! I probably should have cleaned it out first…
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.
Thanks Deneen. She’s already loving the color.
LOVE this color – it is youthful but not crazy. can’t wait to see how this room turns out!
Thanks Morgan. Purple isn’t my favorite, but when it’s really dark, it’s more bearable. 😉
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… 😉
Thanks Meredith! She gave me a big hug yesterday, so I would say she approves. 🙂
I love that you are creating this space for your daughter…she’s going to love it! I love seeing how everyone is spending their $100!
Thanks Kristi! She’s loving it already!
Love the color! It’s going to look great and I’m sure your daughter will love it!
I am loving that paint color!
I feel like things always get messier when working on a space. I’m actually likin’ that purple color.
The messy stage is always rough. I’m glad to be mostly past that now. 🙂
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!
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!
That is a very pretty color Emy! I love it! I am excited to see how you’ll pull this off. Good luck 🙂
I love the room so far!! The purple looks good!!
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!”
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. 😉
Ugh, definitely clean out when she is at school! My kids suddenly love every toy I try to clean out too.