Guest Bedroom $100 Room Challenge
Oh my! I can’t believe I am doing this. For two years my feet have been dangling in the pool of blogging. Post here. Post there. Rarely a post everywhere. My social media footprint was me just moving my toes back and forth. Never going any deeper than I was comfortable.
Then it happened.
I began to dig deeper into the realms of Instagram. This lead to several #100roomchallenge posts. Is that what it’s even called? (See, still a goob with this stuff). Click here and another here and I landed on Lemons Lavender and Laundry’s site. Holy Moly...love, love, love Erin’s work. I just really found myself nodding (literally) as I read her posts. She’s the brain behind the 100 Room Challenge. And I was hooked.
Before I knew it my fingers were clicking away and I was posting a comment. That’s when I did it. I committed and jumped right into the deep end. For everyone to read (Ummm, just my Instagram followers and stumblers) that I was taking on this challenge.
Four weeks. One hundred dollars. One space to transform.
Whoop-whoop....THE GUEST BEDROOM CHALLENGE!
(My apologies regarding the following images. Taken with my cell phone. One of my goals is to learn how to effectively use my DSLR camera.)
It’s a bit bittersweet to even label it the guest bedroom. As a parent, when is it okay to claim your child’s room after he/she has moved on? It was almost immediately when I moved out. For my son, it happened a year later. I will never forget when he came home and said something like, “Well, I guess this isn’t my room anymore.” Heart broke a bit that day. Our daughter has lived in this room for the better part of twenty-one years. Now she is off to Colorado and is ready to blaze a trail to new sights and experiences. I’m pretty sure it’s safe to now call it the guest bedroom....right?
The 100 Room Challenge has sparked so many ideas and I can’t tell you how excited I am to get started (sorry, my sweet Kyla).
My goals for this $100 Room Challenge space:
Paint walls and add board and batten
Imagine crisp white walls with board and batten accenting the lower portion of room. Right now I am leaning towards keeping the upper portion of the accent wall that Mediterranean blue. One, because my daughter loves it so and two, because the art piece she painted is beautiful against this color (Rose Falls print which is on the right side of bed right now).
This will be where most of my money will be invested in.
2. DIY the ceiling light
I only have three of these light fixtures left (read about how I changed out the kitchen and master bedroom here) and am determined to figure out how to DIY change out this feature. I have this idea but I'm not sure quite yet how to make it happen. Most likely will need the help of Hubby to troubleshoot this. Also am thinking an Edison like light bulb would pull this off nicely.
For years I have been trying to figure out what I can do to make this a stand-out piece. Found this basket at a yard sale. I know I can turn this into an awesome ceiling light fixture just not sure how I will attach to ceiling. Thoughts?
3. Create a more finished media area in closet
This space offers a wee bit of a challenge. You see the characters behind the screen? My daughter did that when she was in middle school. When my dad stayed, he mentioned whatever I do, do not paint over this. Soooo, I want to figure out how to make this work in the space I envision. Perhaps paint a frame around this and figure out where to put the Roki? The rest of the mess will be easy to organize. Anyone else fix this by finding another closet to stuff it into?
4. Finish with homey decor
I don't anticipate any expense here. My plan is to do some home shopping and figure out a way to make it new again. I do know this chair will find a place because guests need something to either set their luggage on or toss their clothes across it.
This cute chair called to me from Goodwill. Price tag: $4.00. How could I not take her home with me? Some spray paint and colorful fabric and she was good as new. Oh the stories she could tell. She's been in my classroom but hasn't really found her niche'. I'm thinking the guest room will be the perfect place. She's small and cute to boot.
And that's pretty much how I foresee this $100 Room Challenge. Can't wait to show you all how it turns out.
I've linked-up with other creative minds who are taking the $100 Room Challenge. See below.