It’s reveal week of our playroom makeover! Week 5 of the $100 Room Challenge and this week it’s the fun part! The DIY’s are done, I stayed under budget, and we have a new and functional playroom! I am so happy that I took part in this amazing challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. I used up lots of materials/supplies that were just collecting dust in the house, we updated the room to make it age-appropriate for our kiddos, and the room looks completely different!
If you want to catch up, here are all the links to the past 4 weeks:
This $100 Makeover has actually been so fun. I painted furniture, made a Nerf Gun Wall, got rid of a ton of junk, made a DIY Desk, and now my kiddos have a great place to play and create! This is my 2nd time completing the $100 challenge – you can see our Thrifty Kitchen Makeover here – I took 4 weeks to paint our kitchen cabinets. And let me tell you, this time around was much more fun than painting cabinets!
Here’s a little recap of where we started:
And here’s where we are now – after 5 weeks, a $100 budget, and lots of DIYs!
The $100 Playroom Makeover!
Here’s a quick recap of all the fun DIYs that happened for this $100 Room!
- Craft cabinet – Declutter and Paint
- Paint the Walls
- DIY Nerf Gun Wall
- Update picture frames and clock with paint
- Paint chairs
- DIY Desk – click the link to see the full tutorial on how we made it
And who doesn’t love a good side by side comparison:
There are only a few things I didn’t get to check off the list – Painting the IKEA Expedit and making some DIY shelves. Thanks, Flu Virus 2018 that struck our house this past week. But you know what, I’ll take snuggling my little tiny girl over a DIY project any day. And one thing I’ve been really working on this year is accepting when something is good enough. My kids have already used this room and they love it which makes it a winner for me!
And here’s the absolute best part: After selling stuff that we didn’t need in this room (two bookshelves and the table and chairs), using up paint we had sitting in the craft cabinet or the garage, and using decor items from around the house, I spent a whopping $5! Yep – 5 bucks on a playroom makeover! And all of that $5 was at the Dollar Tree on 3 of those metal pails that are holding markers and two big red plastic bins that are in the Ikea shelves.
- $65 – Desk: trestles $20, wood $40, hardware $5, stain-free, already had, wood filler-free, already on hand
- $20 – I had to buy a new paint roller because we either trashed or lost our old one and I really didn’t want to brush these walls, also bought some new large paint trays.
- $0 – Chairs: free from an online yard sale, paint – used old paint we already had – I brushed the blue ones and sprayed the red one with gloss red
- $0 – Craft Cabinet: used paint I bought months ago for $12 – I didn’t count it in the budget since I didn’t buy it specifically for this challenge
- $0 – Nerf Gun Wall – all the supplies were on hand collecting dust in our garage
- $0 – Wall Paint – Leftover paint from our master bedroom makeover last year
- $0 – Art – We had a ton of stuff we could use from their creations. I used an old Target frame and painted it red for one of my favorite art prints from a friend, I took the bicycle picture from the laundry room, and the big red “C” was gray and white and I found it hiding in a closet. I took it out and painted it red with craft paint. The big “today is a good day” sign is a DIY I made years ago from scrap plywood. It’s been in our laundry room, but it’s much happier here!
- $5 – Accessories from the Dollar Tree to hold craft supplies and toys
TOTAL – $90, but I sold the table, chairs, and 2 bookshelves for $85! I’d say that’s pretty good for a playroom makeover!
And here’s a list of similar products – click any pic for details!
And be sure to check out all the other $100 Room Transformations and get ready for some serious inspiration!