At the beginning of March, I joined up with a bunch of bloggers for the $100 dollar room challenge. I chose to makeover my entry. I decided it needed a bit of an upgrade, and boy and I excited with my farmhouse entry makeover.
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If you are new to the $100 dollar room challenge, my friend Erin, at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry started the challenge and recently started including other bloggers. It is a fun, and sometimes difficult challenge to say the least.
How hard do you think it is to remodel a room for under $100? Well, I will say you have to use your imagination and be resourceful when coming up with ways to improve a space on a tight budget. But, it is possible, and I can’t wait to show you how I did my farmhouse entry makeover for under $100.
Here is my before….
I am really a bit embarrassed about the photo quality, but what can a girl do. So, It isn’t bad at all is it? Its just
If you’ve followed along the last few weeks, you can see my progress and what I chose to spend my money on.
If you haven’t, you can check out my past 3 weeks progress.
And here is my NOW…My farmhouse entry makeover
This room remodel was fairly easy as far as remodels go. The first thing I did was shiplap the walls. I was excited that I had it in my budget for this room since there wasn’t a ton of wall to cover. Shiplap has this thing about it. It creates interest to a room immediately. I love it, and you can’t change my mind. Of course, I painted it white.
The room already had the one statement piece in regards to my vintage church pew. It is one of my most treasured finds.
I ended sanding it down since the finish that was on it was flaking off and it needed some real love. It fell in love with the raw look of the wood and decided to leave it “naked” no stain, it was lovely as is.
One thing that this room needed was a place to hang coats, etc. I do have a mudroom, which is where our kids hang up their stuff, but I had nowhere for my guests to hang their belongings. I found these amazing hooks on Amazon and had to have them.
Instead of hanging them all together on one board, I decided to flank them on either side of my front door.
I decided to do this because I really like to decorate above my church pew throughout the year and depending on the season and I felt like if I hung the hooks above the church pew, that would have been a permanent fixture there and decorating around it would have been more difficult. Plus, I had the space to do that so I did. There.
I used the rug that I already had in the entry, so that wasn’t an expense either. It pays off when you acquire something that is timeless, because as you change your decor, it can easily be incorporated.
One really fun element that I added to the space was my DIY Shibori drop cloth pillowcow print. This was a complete leap of faith when I started that project, and I am obsessed with this pillow, and the way it compliments the raw church pew and my faithful cow print that has toured all around my home.
I kept the rest of the space minimal, hanging a few of my favorites on the hooks, including my vintage egg basket. I purposely kept it minimal here, so that as my mood changes, I can change the decor as often as I want. Hooks…..the very versatile decor.
And last but not least, my fiddle leaf fig tree. Ah, these trees. I am smitten with them.
This room was very satisfying for me to finish. I will say, that my before wasn’t all that bad, actually it was quite nice. But, as you have with most new homes, or homes that are owner built, you sometimes don’t pay attention to all the finishes and just do the bare essentials like paint, flooring, and trim. It can sometimes feel like its lacking character and this is how I felt about this room. I wanted to really focus on the treatments in this room and give it a little extra love.
Now, it is exactly what I wanted it to be. And I did it all for under $100 dollars.
Here is a breakdown of how I spent that money for my farmhouse entry makeover:
- Shiplap: $40.00
- Farmhouse Hooks: $30.00
- Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree: $19.99
- Stripper for my church pew: 8.04
Grand Total: $98.03
I did not include my paint, since I always have a gallon of Antique White paint from True Value on hand, and I use it throughout my whole house.
All my other decoration were gathered up from around my house. I always shop my house before I go out to purchase anything, and I did not need to get anything else.
So that’s it! That’s my farmhouse entry makeover. I hope you enjoyed it.
Now make sure you check out all the other amazing $100 dollar remodels