I am so excited to share the reveal of my $100 room challenge makeover room I have been working on!
This hallway started out as a boring blank slate that I had never really taken some time to work on – I wanted to add some trim and also have a space to display some family photos. Here’s how it looked before:
And here’s how it looks now!
First I started with adding board and batten trim to this hallway. I did an entire tutorial on how to install trim, what type or boards to use, how to figure out spacing which you can see here. The paint color on the top is Statuesque by Behr Marquee and the bottom part of the wall is Ultra Pure White by Behr.
The final touch was adding these frames filled with family photos. I hated that we didn’t have family photos displayed in our house and we actually just had family photos taken in December. So it was perfect timing to get some of those printed and displayed!
I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit buying 6 frames into my $100 budget because if you have priced out frames they can be $10-15 a piece!
I came across a deal that is still going on the day I am writing this post for buy 1, get 2 free on these wood washed frames at Michael’s. 3 frames for $20 fit perfectly in my budget and they are the exact look I was going for.
I already had that sign displayed in our hallway – a $5 Hobby Lobby clearance find a few years back. If you know our story, we really did pray much for our little girl. She was a huge answer to prayer after being married for 12 years and we are so thankful for her!
I stole that grateful wood sign from my office – again another clearance find this time after fall clearance at Kirkland’s. I had wanted to maybe find something that said family or something about family but truly grateful describes it all too. So grateful for our little family and this house we get to call ours.
I had another sign on this bathroom door but it banged around all the time. This one was a $3 yard sale find from a while back that I never had put up in our master bathroom so I stole it for this area too. It is secured on both sides and a bit more simplistic which works better in this hallway now. This is our guest bathroom/main bathroom so its nice to have a sign so people know where to easily find the bathroom.
It’s a narrow space that can be a bit tricky to photograph but I am just so happy how it turned out!
The sponge paint technique got mixed reviews on Instagram but I think the subtle design works. If I tired of it in months to come it’s nothing that 30 minutes and a quick coat of paint back over it can’t fix. But I think with the frames hung on it, it is such a pretty backdrop.
And here’s a peek at how this hallway relates to our living room and the rest of our house. I’ll have a winter cozy tour up hopefully next week and show you some wider shots but I am really happy with the peek you get of this hallway from the main areas of the house.
So how did I do on the $100 budget?
Board and batten trim/paint – by using leftover MDF strips I had from another accent wall and 1/2 can of paint I had leftover from our laundry room I had very little cost in this. But in my board and batten tutorial post I detail what it would have cost if you were starting with no leftover supplies. I spent $10.49 total for the 2 top boards.
Paint for the sponge wall – $3.98 for sample size jar
Frames – 6 frames snagged on a buy 1, get 2 free sale for $40 total
Printed photos for frames – $17 for 6 8×10 photos at Walmart
Bringing my total to $71.47!
If I had to buy all the wood and paint it would have cost me around $75 for the board and batten trim, $40 for the frames, $17 for photos, $4 for sponge paint, $5 for the this child we prayed art, $5 for the grateful sign = $146 which still a very doable, budget-friendly makeover to accomplish something like this in your home!
I love doing this makeovers challenging me to work on a budget and timeframe and then I get a pretty room to end it all!
I hope you’ll click over and check out all the other $100 room challenge makeovers completed this month by my blog friends! There is always some amazing before/afters and some great tips you can pick up for working on your own home.