January 29, 2020

$100 Room Challenge | Week 5: The Hallway Refresh Reveal

January really flies by when you live Wednesday to Wednesday! For the past 5 weeks I have been working on refreshing the hallway with a budget of $100. For my second (or third) $100 Room Challenge I took on the hallway closet, installing new shelves and doing some organization. It was great, but left the rest of the hall looking pretty dull next to it. My goal for this $100RC was to bring the rest of the hall up to speed with a quick, low skill refresh.

Week 1: The Hallway Pt. 2 Befores
Week 2: The Natural Hallway Mood Board
Week 3: Painting the Hallway White
Week 4: DIY Modern Art

January 27, 2020

Refinishing & Modernizing Our 70's Built-In Pantry

I don't know what it was about the 70's but they built-in everything, down to a nook for a rotary phone! In our house the builder included this large built-in pantry in the dining space. I'm not sure how the people who lived here before us only had one side of cabinets because this pantry is the only space to store food. When we moved in I had to give it a massive scrub down because like every other surface in the house it was covered in smoke tar, but it was still remained that over-varnished orange color.

January 22, 2020

$100 Room Challenge | Week 4: DIY Modern Art

Three day weekends should be an every weekend thing. I get more done around the house, I'm more productive at my day job, it's a win win for everyone. This past weekend I worked a little more on our hallway for the $100 Room Challenge Week 4 and started checking more off my "To-Do Before Baby" list.

Week 1: The Hallway Pt. 2 Befores
Week 2: The Natural Hallway Mood Board
Week 3: Painting the Hallway White

January 15, 2020

$100 Room Challenge | Week 3: Painting the Hallway White

I'm convinced paint is absolute magic. It can completely transform a space, costs as little as $30, and can be done in less than a day. The $100 Room Challenge is in full swing and for Week 3 I painted the hallway a perfect shade of white. When we moved in we painted every room Sherwin William's Repose Gray, which really is the perfect gray. But I wanted to lighten up the hallway and create a clean canvas to display the gallery wall. I used my go-to white is Behr's Snow Fall increased by 100%, and bonus I had it left over from our guest room meaning I didn't have to spend any money (woo!).

Week 1: The Hallway Pt. 2 Befores
Week 2: The Natural Hallway Mood Board

January 13, 2020

Project List for January to April

January is half way over and April is creeping up fast! With that in mind, I have several projects I'd like to finish before baby Jase makes his arrival in late April. It's not a strict "I must get these done" list, it's more of a guideline that gives me goals to achieve. Most of them are just buying a piece here or there, but there are a few DIYs I have in mind.

January 9, 2020

$100 Room Challenge | Week 2: The Natural Hallway Mood Board

Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge and spent the entire week thinking and debating on what I want to accomplish for this challenge and what direction to take it (aka the hardest part). I really wanted to focus on simplicity and making the gallery wall the star of the show since that will be our most prominent photo display in the house. The mood board I ended up with is simple and natural, incorporating a lot of different shapes and texture.

January 1, 2020

$100 Room Challenge | Week 1: The Hallway Pt. 2 Befores

2020 is here and we have so many new things in store for us this year. Until baby gets here in April, I have a whole list of projects to complete. One of them is our barren hallway I decided to tackle for this round of the $100 Room Challenge. This will be my 7th (!) round of this challenge and I enjoy it every single time. So far I've done the half bath, the carport, the hall closet, the full bathroom, the tool closet, and most recently the backyard shed exterior. I actually was 6 weeks pregnant and super sick while tackling the shed, but Auston helped me get all the landscaping done. I'm 24 weeks now and am feeling much better so I'm ready to make this hallway pretty and functional.

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