Over the past 5 weeks, Brett and I joined other home and DIY bloggers to tackle the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. If you are just joining, we chose to refresh our guest room closet. Designing this room over the past 5 weeks has been a fun challenge, especially when working with a thin budget of $100. I honestly didn’t think we could pull this off in under $100 but I am happy to report we came in under budget! $76.69 to be exact. This is the closet now…
Remember where we started? Actually when we moved in the closet was dark brown (sadly no picture)!
It’s safe to say that the star of the
show closet is the faux wallpaper. I hand painted those dots to make it look like the wallpaper I wanted to buy, saving me $60. All it took was a paint brush and sample paint from Home Depot. Viola!
Those shelves are all Brett’s doing. Thank you Brett! In my last post, I mentioned that the walls were not plumb and the corner angles were not 90 degrees. Thank you all who gave me suggestions! Brett ended up having to cut the top board a little long then sand the angles to get a snug fit. Paintable caulk was used to cover any slight imperfections where the materials met. He was also able to recess the screws and cover them with wood putty and paint for a smooth finish.
True life: missing baseboard. We removed the base board a few months ago to check the subfloor and don’t plan to replace it until we replace the flooring through the house.
I had originally planned to add built in drawers but budget would not allow for the drawer system that I really wanted. Down the road, once we rip out the carpet and put down hardwoods, we will add the built ins. For now, the shelving we added will do just fine!
- $2.94 on sample paint
- $4.97 on paint brushes
- $5.95 on thrifted basket
- $5.98 on wood screws
- $4.21 Drywall anchors
- $52.64 pine boards
What we already had:
- white caulk
- Behr paint color matched to BM simply white for shelves and walls
- furnishings other than basket