It’s reveal day for the $100 Room Challenge! For the past month, dozens of bloggers have been working on transforming various rooms in their homes with only $100 to spend. I decided to take our (very) boring entry nook and give it a farmhouse entryway makeover. Let’s take a look at what has transpired over the past few weeks.
I started the $100 Room Challenge in September 2015. The intent of the challenge is to share with you how much can be accomplished with only $100 to spend. This entry nook is the 18th space I have transformed with a mere $100. The key is to shop smart and use items you already have on hand (I’m talkin’ about you, can of old paint in the basement). I always like to start with a before picture, so let’s take a look at what this entry area looked like 4 weeks ago.
and here it is today…
This farmhouse entryway makeover was one of our easiest makeovers, but what a difference it has made.
I always like to take a look back at the original goals from week 1 to see just how far we got with our $100. Ready?
Goals For This Farmhouse Entryway Makeover
Goal 1: Shiplap
The very first item on the list was to add shiplap to the walls. This entire project cost about $30. You can find the how-to here.
Goal 2: Add A Small Console Table
I have to give my husband all the credit for this addition (I mean, I did sand, but other than that…). My original thought was to stain this table with a dark stain, closer to the color of the floor, but when we brought it inside I started to question my choice because I love the rustic look of the raw barnwood. In the end, we decided to leave it natural and I love how it cozies up the entry.
To decorate the table, I shopped my house for items I already had on hand. While I struggle with decorating, I do love layers of textured neutrals, which is what I was going for with the tobacco basket, old books, pinecones, and fall pumpkins.
Goal 3: Wall Décor
In addition to a mirror, I wanted to add some wall décor to the right of the door. Originally, I thought about framing a free printable, then I thought about doing a DIY Scroll (which I may still do at some point in the future). Then I went out a gathered a bunch of fall leaves and put them in a frame, and this hung for a few days before I finally decided to create my own “print”. I absolutely love the song “So Will I”, so I used some of the lyrics to create a framed print.
UPDATE: While this frame print lasted quite awhile, I always thought it looked a little plain and lonely on the wall, so I grabbed several clipboard from the dollar store and created one of my favorite projects. See our vintage clipboard gallery wall here.
Goal 4: Spruce Up the Door
I honestly wasn’t sure what I was going to do to give our very plain door a facelift. I looked through some of my crafting supplies and found two embroidery hoops and some faux wheat… eventually creating a fall feel on our door. This will be changed out with the seasons, but it works well for now. You can find the tutorial for this project here.
Goal 5: Light Fixture
I didn’t know if my budget would allow for a new light fixture, so I scoured Pinterest looking for ways to update what I already had… but after week 3, I still had $40 left in the budget (plenty for a new light fixture). I ordered two different styles, but ended up liking the cheaper one better in this space. So, for $19.99, we changed out the old (boring) fixture for this antique brass one.
Entering this final week, I had spent $59.46: $27.96 on the shiplap wall, $0 on the table (because we used things we already had), $29.99 on the mirror and $1.51 on the door décor
This week, the only thing I bought was a new light fixture for $19.99
The framed printable was made using cardstock and a frame I already had on hand. All the décor on the table was items I already had.
Total Spent on this Entryway Makeover: $79.45
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Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5
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I love your entry! I’m saving some of these ideas for my own house. Gorgeous!
Lia White says
This entry way is so fun now! I am so glad you kept the table as is, the whole space looks beautiful!
What a beautiful entry, on such a small budget! I love the door art you came up with! That little nook really was the perfect area for the shiplap accent! The barn wood table looks amazing natural, good call! Thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge!
Eileen Curinga says
You really are the budget room remodel queen! Your nook looks so inviting and put together! Love, love, love that light!
Thanks for hosting this fun challenge!
Jackie @jackiecantblog says
This space came together beautifully! Thanks so much for hosting this fun event.
Rachael @ This is our Bliss says
What a darling nook! Beautiful job! I can’t believe that cute light fixture was only $19.99 – so good!!
Leigh Nguyen says
This is amazing! I love the coziness of the entire space. Fantastic job and thank you for hosting!
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS says
Erin this is such a warm and welcoming space for the holidays, and all for such an easy budget. You did a beautiful job creating this space. Thank you again for hosting such an amazing season $100 Room Challenge!
This space looks so much more inviting now. And great job staying under budget! Thanks so much for starting this challenge and inviting us to join in. $100 Room Challenge Reveals are definitely my favorite posts to read.
Erin your entry is just beautiful! I love the shiplap and that light fixture is perfect for that space. I love leaving the table natural – it really warms up the space. Great job!
Maria Brittis says
Its hard to believe that you did this for $80, looks very expensive. Amazing what you can do for under $100. This has been a blast and looking forward to another one. Thanks for hosting.
What a beautiful transformation!! I love it!
I love it Erin! I think my favorite thing is the mirror and light fixture. Perfect additions for an entryway. I also really love the new theme! Thanks so much for hosting this challenge.
Very nice job! Hoops and wheat – a minimal touch that is seasonal and echoes the round mirror.
JAMALA WALLACE says
And another job well done. I like the warm coziness of the space as you enter. I’m happy you started this because it was the needed push. I can say I’ll be joining another one!.
Elizabeth Jones | Jonesville says
It looks awesome Erin!! Enjoy your new space, it’s so welcoming!
Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip says
WOW! Erin you created such a beautiful cubby for your home. What an amazing table your hubby made for the space. I love the natural look of the table, good call in not staining it dark. The door decor is cute. Love the overall look. Great job Erin.
It looks so good!!! That is way under budget too! Amazing!