Our plan for week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge is: Adding Storage. The challenge was put together by Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. The goal is to redo one room in one month for $100 dollars. If you are just tuning in to the July challenge, follow the link to read up on WEEK 1.
A couple of months ago the Mr. decided he wanted to make Penny a storage self for her toys for her birthday. My 2 cents, it had to display her books. Kind of like a library to try and encourage her to pick up a book on her own and ask to read. He scoured the internet for plans but didn’t find anything he liked. He did find a tiny thumbnail of a shelf with some book storage on the sides, but no plans and no details. He took the small image he had and made his own plans.
The shelves are varied in height and width to fit many sized of books or baskets and painted white to match the rest of her furniture.
The best part? The materials were purchased in May and the paint we already had. So it’s a 0$ item on the 100$ budget! We finished painting it last week and moved it into place in P’s room. As you can see she wasted no time filling it up with her treasures. This is not how it will look at the end of the challenge, we have lots to clean out and put away, but I love how it gives her a place to put everything.
And just look at the sides! They have slots to hold 2 or 3 books. Letting her see the covers of the books will hopefully entice her to pick one up and read. I am seriously in love with this shelf!
We have had this IKEA LACK shelf for 2 years sitting under our daughter’s bed to be hung in this very spot. This challenge has finally lit a fire under us and we hung the shelf! The plan for this additional storage is to keep some of her special keep sakes and pictures. Since it’s high up we can display items that we currently have packed away to keep them safe from a certain 2 year old little brother that loves to play with EVERYTHING that is not a toy.
The last thing we finished this week was hanging a curtain rod. It’s a very inexpensive one that I picked up from Walmart for$11.88. I had 2 white sheer panels in storage which was going to be turned into a mummy costume for Halloween but since that didn’t pan out I gave them a try. One panel was perfect length but ripped along the hem. The other was perfect condition but too long. Figures!
I tried to swoop the sheer like in the photo below and work with that I had, but folded over it’s too short. So I am going to have to add them to my shopping list because this girl doesn’t sew.
And did you notice what else is missing? The owl wall decals! P helped me peel them all off. The owl prints on the shelf we have had for a while now and will fit her space perfectly. I like how the pay homage to the baby room but in a more grown up way. Their final resting place will be over the bed.
So let’s talk numbers…
Curtain Rod – $11.88
Plans for Week 3: Gallery wall and art display area.
Don’t forget to check out the links below and see how some of my blogger friends are making out with their own room transformations! See you next week for the next update and the big reveal on July 26th!
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