Get more ideas on creating better storage and more organizing ideas using what you have and keeping to a tight budget. Welcome to Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge
This is week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry.
I am so glad I joined this challenge. It has kept me focused and motivated and without being a part of it I confess I would’ve tossed in the towel.
I knew this was going to be a big job but even I had underestimated what it would take. I am forcing myself to take it slow, find a home for things and not just shove stuff somewhere else.
Want to see where I started? It shows how far I have come!
In the video I walk you through what I have gotten done and what I am aiming for still.
I am behind on my schedule. Last week we ended up spending an entire day at my in laws cleaning and then the weekend was jam packed too. So I lost 3 days there.
Now my husband has gotten that really bad flu and is incapacitated. I was counting on him helping me remove the desk and install the shelf cubby over the sink. (I can do it but I want to be doubly sure it can hold the weight of the paper towel holder which is metal and heavy)
I did get the curtains made for under the sink. This hides cleaning supplies and other less than pretty necessities. I used a sheet I had purchased at a thrift store ages ago and had in my stash.
I bought some small tension rods and they work great. I had to buy 5 as they come in a multi pack but I can see uses for the others.
The metal bird hook will be relocated so we can install the cubby shelf and paper towel holder that is sitting on the window sill.
The green crates will reside on a shelf of the work table that will move over to this side of the room.
The desk against the wall will be moved out of the Studio cottage and into the house. It just doesn’t work here.
The paint shelf has been reorganized
I built more boxes / crates for storage and organization of the book case against the back wall of the studio.
Related: How to Build a Rustic Box / Crate
Paint pails were painted to resemble enamel ware. I have a couple more I will paint and add to the shelves. They hide supplies inside while looking decorative.
Tin cans saved from soup, stewed tomatoes and other canned foods were cleaned and painted to hold brushes and tools.
You can see as we edge around the room we are starting to infringe on the part that will be tackled next.
I will better organize the shelf over my little heater. It is holding the current painting project.
I had wanted to replace the lights but I will have to take them down to see if the ones I would like to put there will match the base size. I won’t order them until I find out. These may have to stay for now as without my husbands help I won’t touch electrical stuff.
I can walk around much more freely than when I started and it will only get better once we remove the desk. Phew! This has been a true challenge.
Cost Breakdown thus far.
Paint and wood for DIY crates …….$0
Curtain Material (had in stash) …..$0
Curtain tension rods….Amazon……$10.71
Room challenge budget …. $100
Spent so far 10.71
Left in budget $89.29
This next week I get to tackle this and it should run a bit smoother since I have already moved a lot of stuff out.
The work table is counter height and will be moved over where the desk is. This is the corner I would love to put little seating area. I have some ideas that I can implement until I can spend a bit more money for what I really want here.
Have you seen my idea board yet, I think they are really called a Mood Board but that just doesn’t sound correct. Idea board is more descriptive to me.
I hope you were able to walk away with some ideas on how you can organize and corral clutter on a small budget. I have been challenging myself to not spending a dime and find ways to use what I already have.
Now to see what the others have been up to…
See you next week with more accomplished!
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