Wondering what to do with that outdated space in your home, but don’t have a lot of money to spend? You have come to the right place. Welcome to the $100 Room Challenge!
Video via The Rachael Ray Show
How The $100 Room Challenge Started…
I used to scroll through Pinterest, or flip through magazines, and see absolutely gorgeous photos of kitchens, bedrooms, and pantries. I’d look longingly at these images knowing I didn’t have hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to spend renovating my home to create these looks for myself… nor did I have a professional photographer and a team of designers 🙂
Then one day it hit me…
I might not be able to afford my dream kitchen, but I can certainly make the spaces around my home better; not “magazine-photo-shoot” better, but more organized and more “me”. I would need to get creative, and spend money wisely, but I thought about all the things I could do for a mere $100, and I started to get excited…
I decided to start a series…
In September 2015, I decided to share this journey, and the $100 Room Challenge was born. Beginning the first Wednesday of each month, I gave myself one month and $100 to completely make-over a space in my home. My hope is that you will find some inspiration, and realize that, even if you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend, you can still create a beautiful space you’ll love.
–Featured on The Rachael Ray Show! Click here to see the segment.–
–Ashley (from the blog Bigger Than The Three of Us) had her $100 powder room makeover featured in the November/December issue of This Old House.–
Wanna Join The $100 Room Challenge?
If you would like to try this challenge for yourself, I would love to see what you come up with. Use the hashtag #100RoomChallenge on Instagram.
UPDATE (September 2021): After six years, I am taking a pause on hosting the $100 Room Challenge. It has been such a fun challenge and I absolutely love watching rooms transformed on tight budgets, however, life has become incredibly busy and I need to take time to be present for family. Hopefully the challenge will resume again in the future.
$100 Room Challenge Completed Spaces
Here are the spaces I have completed. Click on the image and it will take you to the reveal: