In true Refresh Living style, I’m starting off the new year with a $100 room makeover. I’m planning to update our master bedroom with only $100. Follow along each week in January to see what I’m able to accomplish with some repurposing, refinishing, and DIY projects galore!
Happy 2019! Last year, I made it one of my goals to finish projects to completion, rather than starting something, getting 75% done, and then moving on to the next exciting idea I had floating around in my head. Although there are still some unfinished projects around my house (especially in the backyard, where the snow and winter came faster than I would have liked), I’ve felt that I’ve been able to at least improve in my bad habit of leaving projects unfinished.
Besides just starting, and finishing, new projects in 2018, I also made it my goal to simply finish old projects. Admittedly, some of these had been sitting, unfinished, for seven years! Embarrassing. I tackled most of these this past year, but I still have one room that I’ve neglected to completely finish: our master bedroom.
Three years ago, I updated our bedroom, and although it looks way better than when I started (here’s the before), there are still quite a few blank walls, unfinished touches, or projects that since need to be completed.
Here are the problems:
- When I built our bed, I never finished the storage crates. They were purchased years ago, I just need to stain them.
- The curtains (which I originally made from white sheets) need to go. They were a little too long to start, so my large dog curls up in them (his dog bed is literally only 2 feet away, but he prefers the curtains), thus pulling down the curtain rod brackets and making me angry.
- The walls are very bare. That green window has since been taken down and used as decor in another room, so there is nothing hanging on any of the walls…yet.
- I originally intended to build floating shelves in the alcove between the entrance and our closet, but never got around to it.
- I’m so sick of the boring white plank wall and the muted DIY stenciled headboard. I was originally going for a calm, farmhouse vibe, but have since figured out that it’s just not for me.
- I’m also bored of the light gray dresser I painted several years ago. It blends in the with the walls and is blah.
Here’s what I plan to do about it (with $100):
- Stain the crates with leftover stain – $0
- Purchase or make new curtains – $30
- Wall decor (I have 3-4 budget-friendly projects in mind for this) – $20 for all of them
- Paint the plank wall – $15
- Update headboard with wallpaper – $30
- Paint dresser with paint I already have – $0
- Install floating shelves in the corner – $0
As long as I keep within the budgeted costs listed above, I should be able to finish the room for under $100. The real problem might be actually finishing all of the projects. However, I’m committed to not letting myself slip into my old ways, and I feel that the projects I have planned can easily be completed in a month.
I’ll update my progress throughout the month and post our new room on the last Wednesday of January. Until then, want to take a look at the other two rooms I’ve completed with only $100?!
Check out the other $100 room makeover plans:
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