How much fun are reveal days? I just love sharing everything that gets accomplished over the course of one month with a simple, $100, budget. During the month of March, I worked on our Master Bedroom. I had A LOT of goals for this space, but with such a limited budget, I knew I wouldn’t be able to accomplish every one of them. None-the-less, let’s see it turned out.
Here’s the “before” shot, just so you remember where it all started:
It was a “fine” space, but kinda boring, kinda dark, kinda blah. Here were my goals from Week One:
This was probably my favorite part of this whole challenge; not the actual painting part, but the fact that I was able to paint this entire room for FREE! I had expected to spend at least half my budget on paint, but a couple trips to my local recycle center scored me free paint; all I did was buy a new roller. Can’t beat that. The room went from dark, beige-y brown, to a light, bright gray. The pictures just don’t do it justice. The change was incredible! You can read all about my free paint here.
This week I got some window treatments. I wanted something simple, flowy… and inexpensive. I found it all. Once the curtains were hung, however, I felt they were taking over the space. I realized I needed holdbacks, despite not being a huge fan of them most of the time. The problem was this, my budget was dwindling fast. I decided to use some simple hemp and tie it, as holdbacks can be expensive… and I didn’t have much space between the window frame and wall to work with.
Create A Gallery Wall
As you may recall from Week 1, I had vintage maps already framed, and our vow on canvas, but they’d been sitting on our bedroom floor for months. I finally got the gallery wall up last week; you can read more about the process here.
I didn’t think I’d actually get new bed linens with such a limited budget, but after I was able to get free paint, this became an option. I originally had my eye on a duvet cover at IKEA, however, once I looked a little closer at the images, I realized the black stripe was only at the top of the duvet, and I was concerned that the pattern on my original comforter would show through. I started scouring the internet for an alternative, and found this one on Amazon (which arrived at 2:20 this afternoon… nothing like cutting the reveal down to the wire). I also wanted to get rid of the old brown pillow cases. I found these (on sale- online only) at Target (similar).
Alright… this didn’t happen…
Do Something with the Cut-Out Above the Doors
… and this didn’t happen either.
Here’s the Master Bedroom Reveal… and, of course, it’s picture day, so we’ve got clouds and rain. Boo.
Let’s just pretend my old pillowcases are as white as that new comforter, okay?
A few Before and Afters:
Up until this week, I had only spent $4.77. This week I spent the rest. Here’s the final budget:
- Comforter– $43.97
- Pillow Cases (similar) x4- $13.30 ($6.65 per pack of 2) These are on sale, online only, and an I got an additional 5% off with my Target Redcard
- Curtains x2- $15.98 ($7.99 each after using 20% off coupon)
- Curtain Rods x2- $8.54 ($4.27 each)
- Hemp- $2.99 after 40% coupon
Total- $89.55. That’s $10.45 under budget!!!
Next week starts another round of the One Room Challenge. I already know which room I’m tackling, but I’m going to keep it top secret for now.
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