I am so excited to tackle another $100 room makeover challenge! Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started this challenge several years ago and it has been amazing to see what people can accomplish for $100 in a room makeover.
For this $100 room makeover challenge I am going to be focusing on this back hallway in our house that connects 2 bedrooms and the guest/main bathroom.
You see this hallway and this view from our kitchen and living room and I have always wanted to dress it up.
Here’s the view of the hallway to the right – I hung a small gallery wall and then never finished it years ago.
And here’s the view to the left. Real life over here – didn’t even clean up the toys for this before picture.
I did paint this hallway when we moved in and we have also replaced the standard builder grade light with a nicer old schoolhouse style light.
But other than that I haven’t done much at all and it is very plain!
So here’s my goals to spruce up this hallway during the month of January.
#1. Install Board and Batten
I love this look by Mint Candy Design
I may do mine just a bit higher up but not sure. I am pretty sure I am going to paint the board and batten white BUT it would also be fun to do it a medium gray too? I also will be repainting the top of the walls. If I do the board and batten white – then probably a very light gray/greige. If I do the board and batten dark then I would do above white.
2. Possibly do a sponge wall design above the board and batten (like this one from @randrathome on Instagram)
This is going to have to trial and error – I am just going to have to try at least one wall to see what I think. I really think it would be fun and I would do lightly contrasting colors (like 1-2 colors darker than the wall color on the paint strip). I have always wanted to try this design and this seems like a great space to do it.
3. Add family photos in frames.
We have no family pictures hung in our house and I want to fix that! We got family pictures taken in December and I am anxious to have some of those and possibly some baby/growing up pictures of our little girl actually hung on the wall!
I am thinking 3-4 large frames on that wall you can see from the living room just hung in one row (where the green wreath is.) And maybe 3-4 more on the opposite wall where the white floral wreath is. BUT I also may opt to do a grid of 6 or 8 frames on the wall you can see from the living room.
Also depending on how much budget I have left (I think I have leftover wood and paint from another project that I can use for most of this) I may have to do DIY frames that I build versus buying them because they are not cheap!
I am excited to tackle this project and take you along with me! I’ll be sharing a full tutorial on how to do a DIY board and batten wall/room along with taking you along if the sponge wall works too. Make sure to follow me on Instagram because I share lots of behind the scenes in stories.