January 9, 2021

$100 Room Challenge | Week 1: Turning The Guest Room Into A Playroom

Every year I'm surprised when January rolls around and it's time for another $100 Room Challenge. This is my 9th (I definitely had to count that twice) round and each time I love stretching my creative juices and meeting new people in a short 4 weeks. Baby Jones is going to be 1 in April, I don't know where the time went, and he is itching to start getting around on his own. I moved some of his play things into our spare bedroom, but I think it's time to turn it into a formal playroom! 

In case you weren't around in 2017, here are all the $100 Room Challenges I've done so far. You can definitely see my DIY skills progress over the years.

January 2020 - Modern Hallway Refresh
September 2019 - Shed Exterior
January 2019 - Tool Closet
September 2018 - Full Bathroom
January 2018 - Modern Hallway
September 2017 - Carport
July 2017 - Modern Half Bath

Right now we still have the full bed in this room. Even though we don't use it very often, it's nice to have when we need it but it takes up entirely too much space in our 1300sf house. Auston said something about making it fold up and I immediately knew I wanted to build a murphy bed. But with the $100 budget, that's a project for next month. For this challenge I'm going to change everything to a playroom except they murphy bed. 

We rotate toys so one big need is to re-work the closet space into usable toy storage. Above his toy shelf I'd like to put some pretty pictures for him to look at.

We got him a Nugget for Christmas and it is the besttt. I'll store that in some corner, probably the one by the door to the backyard since we never use it.

Since I'm not building anything or making major changes, this challenge will be a pretty simple and boring one for you guys. But I'll take you along for the ride because this group is the best.

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  1. What a fun room this is going to be! Looking forward to seeing how cute it turns out.

  2. Having a separate playroom is so nice! I can't wait to see what you do!

  3. What a great space! The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to see what you do :)

  4. You've done so many challenges and they all turned out amazing! Excited to see what you do to this space (and the Murphy bed next month ;) ).

  5. I love a good play space- can't wait to see you bring this all together!

  6. Kids' spaces are so fun to work on. I have no doubt this space will be amazing in a couple weeks. So excited to see you joining in for another round of the challenge!


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