Ok, truth time! I totally failed at this $100 Challenge. I kept my budget intact but my timeline went a little awry. I’m happy to say that my mudroom makeover is finally done and I am so in love with the colors.
You can see all the disappointing aspects of where we started, here, but let’s take one quick look at this picture. It’s just sad, really.
We had blizzards and stomach bugs and sometimes you just need to call in sick even if you work from home and own your own business. So I hope you can forgive the lack of “along the way” photos and just appreciate how far this space has come.
I’m going to shut up and let you enjoy the view.
Doesn’t it look so much better?! Hang on, look again.
The black doors with the white trim and Sharkey Gray walls, augh! Be still my heart!
So a few things changed from the original plan. I chose not to put up curtains. I may change that in the future but I love the colors so much I don’t really want to interrupt them with curtains. What do you think about frosting the glass for privacy?
I also chose not to make a new key holder. I found a wooden bowl in my stash and thought it would work to toss keys into. It works great just sitting on the bench!
Other than that, the plans stayed in tact. I added wheels to the apple crate which has made it much easier to pull out. I also tucked my dad’s shoe shine kit under the bench. It is something special to me that I love to look at because it reminds me of my dad teaching me to shine my boots. Now my husband teaches my son to shine his shoes out of the same box. Special reminders like that are important to keep around your home.
I added in an umbrella stand that I found at Home Goods for $14.99. SCORE!
The decor for the shelf was all found at the Target dollar spot (except the pineapple that’s Home Goods.)
$3 per bottle and $3 for the “hello” sign, plus $5 for the pineapple is only $17 in decor. Works for me and my budget!
I also found this little calendar at Target for $3 and it is a fun addition to the coat rack.
I ended up way under the $100 budget but design is fluid and projects change through the process. I’m happy with the end result of my makeover, but I still need something to cover those windows. Frost the glass or maybe roman shades, what do you think?
Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in the $100 challenge!