I have big plans to take our drab master bedroom and update it for only $100. With some paint from my basement, secondhand finds, and some DIY projects, I plan to take this bedroom from boring to bold and colorful!
Alright, I need to start by coming clean. I attempted to complete this room for the $100 Room Challenge in January. And then, I didn’t finish it. Ironically, that whole post was about how I was setting a goal in 2019 to actually finish all of the projects I started. Although I’ve been getting better with this, it clearly is still quite the struggle for me.
I was actually able to complete some of the projects in this room back in January, but I never got around to posting updates about them. There’s really no reason I shouldn’t be able to finish the last remaining projects in this room before the end of September.
Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry is the queen of budget decorating and graciously hosts this challenge two times every year. To learn more about it, you can click here: $100 Room Challenge.
Let me introduce you to our boring master bedroom that is going to receive this $100 facelift.
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- The curtains (which I originally made from white sheets) need to go.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 – $20
- Wall decor (I have 3-4 budget-friendly projects in mind for this) – $10 for all of them
- Paint the plank wall – $10
- Build a new headboard – $30
- Paint dresser with paint I already have – $0
- Install floating shelves in the corner – $0
- Buy a new duvet cover (I hope!)
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?!
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