September 27, 2017

$100 Room Challenge Week 4 | Carport Reveal

Let me start out by saying, this is my second time participating in the $100 Room Challenge. I also participated in the One Room Challenge last season where we remodeled our laundry room. And while that challenge was a little bit easier in the sense there was no budget, we had to build a space from studs so it was a lot of work. But despite those things, if I had to compare both challenges, the $100 Room Challenge wins hands down for a small community of bloggers who support each other in their work/goals. I didn't feel the love from the ORC like I do from the $100RC. So a big thank you to Erin for creating such an incredible environment, it's truly what this whole thing is about. *end small rant*

Now welcome to the carport reveal! I'll keep it short since I know we're all here for the pictures. In 4 weeks and with $100, we turned our dingey, unattractive carport into a semi pretty, useful place to park the car. Catch up on the previous weeks below to see how I built the planter and installed the can light.

Week 1 | The Carport Before & Plans
Week 2 | A Modern Exterior Light
Week 3 | $10 Planter with Herb Garden


The before's aren't the worst, but I'm much happier with how it is now.






The most difficult and most expensive part of this project was wrapping the rod iron columns with wood planks. Since we weren't removing the rod iron, the planks had to be long enough to fit completely around them. 2x12's did the trick from Home Depot and cost $67.





One of my favorite, budget friendly pieces of this project - the solar LED landscaping light FOR $1.88. Not much else that needs to be said of a cute and low cost light. p.s. I bought like 3 replacements since they were so cheap...




























 Now for the best - the side by sides.





Budget Spent
$9.96 Planter
$5.48 Herbs
$3.12 Bricks
$2.45 Mulch
$1.88 Solar light 
$66.56 (8) 2x12 lumber
$10.37 Exterior light

Total: $99.82

Slowly but surely is the motto of this house renovation. Thank you to everyone who participated in this season because I'm sure the reveals and spaces are great, but this is truly an incredible (and growing) community. Make sure to stop by everyone's reveal through the links below, but check back often because some will link up over the next week.



   

33 comments:

  1. Your space looks great - especially those wood wrapped columns! What a difference!

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  2. This is amazing!!! I cannot believe you did this for under $100!! I am so so impressed!!

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  3. I love those wood columns so much! The scale is so much better and it looks amazing.

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    1. YES! When I first finished them I was afraid they were too big, but I just had to get used to them. Now they really do balance out the house and it doesn't seem like the carport is going to fall in haha. Thanks!!

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  4. I am so in love with this space!!! Those wood wrapped columns make a HUGE difference, and look incredible! I also love your herb garden. I am SO glad you joined us for another round of the $100 Room Challenge! Your spaces are stunning!

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    1. Thanks Erin, that always means alot coming from you. They really do, they turned out better than I thought they would haha. Me too! I really appreciate that.

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  5. This looks fantastic! The wood planks on the columns completely transforms the space - I bet you must just love driving up to it now!

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  6. This looks gorgeous! Love all the plants and those wood columns!!!!

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  7. I'm so impressed! I really love the wood wrapped columns! It makes such a statement and draws your eye to all the pretty you have created! So beautiful! And yes - your motto - Love it! I'm saying the same things around here! Great, great job!

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    1. Haha thank you!! Much better than the uappealing iron.

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  8. Wow this looks amazing! Your posts make all the difference and I love the planter area. What a transformation!

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  9. Wow, what a transformation! It looks incredible! the columns are perfection and made such a huge difference!

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  10. What a great space to makeover! It looks incredible - great curb appeal!

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    1. Thanks!! Yeah, the curb appeal before was a huge sore spot, so hopefully this project spurs us on to keep making positive changes.

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  11. it looks fantastic. what wonderful curb appeal for your home!

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  12. Love love love this!!! Your idea to wrap those columns was absolutely perfect and they look stunning! I love your makeover and it changes the whole look of your carport! Great job!

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  13. Like everyone else, I am so in love with your columns! The chunky look adds so much character! I am pinning this so that next spring(hopefully) when I get around to redoing my patio that also houses ugly iron columns, I can be inspired all over again. I am so impressed. Great job!

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    1. Haha thanks Keri! At first I thought they turned out TOO chunky, but it was just because I wasn't used to them. Now I love them and couldn't imagine them smaller. And be sure to share pictures of when you get around to your patio. Thanks again!

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  14. Wow! This looks amazing. The wood columns look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Marly! They make a huge difference.

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  15. Wow!! I love how it looks!! The columns made a huge difference. I also love the planter with the herbs!! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks Sheena, they really do! The trick is now to keep the herbs alive haha. Thank you!

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  16. This is great! We have so many carport in our neighbourhood and this would probably be a great solution for theirs! I feel like I want to go knock on their door and show them how beautiful it can be! And your absolutely right about the comparison between ORC and $100 Room Challenge! This one's is a 100 times better!

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    1. Yes! There is about 20 of them on my street and I want to fix them all hahaha. Absolutely. Thank you so much!

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  17. There is something so charming about a carport and yours looks beautiful! Nice job! Love the wood tones :)

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