Welcome back to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge as I take on the task of transforming our former office/craft/junk room into a nursery for our baby boy!!
I wanted to start this post with a mood board of sorts, so you could see my inspiration for the space. I’m loving the idea of lots of cozy neutral colors and textures, with pops of rich tones. Of course, there will be greenery 😉
My big project for this week was to completely transform a dresser that we used as my daughter’s changing table into something that would work for our baby boy. If you remember, this is what we started with last week:
It was really cute for her mint green, pink nursery, but it was just not going to cut it for our little guy. I really wanted to update not just the color, but also the hardware to match my new vision. This is what it looks like now:
I love it, do you?!?! I still need to find some knobs for the top two skinny drawers, but I’m loving how sophisticated it looks now. The paint color I chose is from Magnolia Home Chalk Paint in the color Blackboard. Blackboard is a black color that has hints of blue undertones. I have to be honest, it looks a lot more blue in the photos than it does in real life. Either way, I absolutely love the color!
The best part? I had this paint left over from my piano makeover, so it was absolutely free, which is a big deal when you only have $100 to spend! The paint texture is so thick that I only did one coat with minor touch-ups afterwards. Not to mention the fact that one quart painted an entire piano, a nightstand, and this dresser!!! I can’t recommend it highly enough, and you can bet I’ll be looking for excuses to try some of their other colors!
As for the gorgeous brass hardware, it is from the Hearth and Hand Line available at Target and I’ve linked it here for you! And a special shout-out to my dad for installing the new hardware for me! Of course, my little sanding helper was very excited to work on the dresser for me!
My other project for this week was starting to make a cover for the brown cushion I’ll be using as a footrest.
I found an amazingly soft, super-chunky yarn at Hobby Lobby and I think it’s absolutely perfect for the space! I’ve never crocheted a cushion cover before, and I’m totally winging it, so here’s hoping it turns out!
Hopefully that gives you an idea of what it will look like, if I can just get it finished!!
So where do I stand on my budget? The hardware was $16 and the yarn was $12 on sale. I’ll need one more skein of yarn to finish the cover, so I’ve spent $40 so far!! I’m feeling pretty confident about sticking with my budget, but we’ll see where I’m at in another week!
To Do List:
- Pallet Wall
Crochet cushion cover(almost done!)
- Refinish Chair Arms
- Macrame Wall Hanging
- Print and Hang Cactus Artwork
- Hang Reading Nook Shelves
Be sure to follow me on Instagram for all the behind the scenes fun!!