I couldn’t resist jumping in to another $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry- I’ve participated twice before and both times did a dining room. You can view the outcome of my apartment dining room and my current home’s dining room. I had a few spots in mind for this round of the challenge, but I finally settled on our master bedroom closet.
Here’s what the closet looked like during the build process a year ago.
Currently, the closet is a mess. I actually cleaned up quite a bit before taking these photos shown below (iPhone photos, sorry!), so you’re welcome, hee hee. My husband and I don’t have a ton of clothes or shoes since we’re a bit of minimalists in this regard, but this space could still use some style, organization and warmth.
This is my side of the closet. Those are my Coach and Kate Spade handbags in their dust bags. And the bottom shelf is where I toss my pajamas from the night before.
Ideally, I’d like to better organize my bags to protect them, find a way to store my jewelry and perfume on the bottom shelf since it makes sense to get dressed, toss on some of my baubles, spritz and go.
I also have some of my grandmother’s costume jewelry from the 1940’s that I treasure very dearly- I’d LOVE to find a way to honor her memory and display those gorgeous pieces. Maybe a shadowbox? If you have any ideas, I’m all ears!
We have a linen closet, so I need to relocate those pillows elsewhere. Our shoes look OK enough, but overall this whole area is what you see right when you walk in, so I’d like to snazz it up a bit AND have it still remain functional.
But at the end of the day, this will definitely still store our shoes. I wish I had more glamorous shoes, but I live in flats, what can I say?
Here’s the plan and budget for this month’s challenge:
-Use the leftover wallpaper from our master bedroom to line the back of the shelving units. (Cost: $0)
-If I have enough wallpaper left, figure out a way to fancify the laundry hampers. (Cost: $0)
-Reupholster and repaint the ottoman I just repainted in January (yes, you’re reading that right, I’m painting it again!) It looked a little too goth/dark for my taste, so I’m painting the legs a dark blush color, adding in the gold accents again, and reupholstering with a pretty shimmer fabric I bought. (Cost: $20)
-Find a way to display/highlight my grandma’s vintage costume jewelry. (Cost: $20)
-The husband has requested a rug/runner in the space since the tile is cold. This is the piece that I feel may be the most challenging to procure at a low price. I’ll need to do smart shopping for this one! I’m envisioning a 3′ round leopard print or a solid with a classic border. (Cost: $30-$40)
-Spray paint all the chrome pulls to a satin gold finish (like I did here for the master bathroom makeover). I think I have left over spray paint. (Cost: $0)
-Find a way to incorporate some art using free printables and frames I have in a closet. (Cost: $0) Totally loving these FREE photos:
Budget spent so far: $20 (fabric and spray paint for ottoman)
This space just needs some pizazz and it’s not a head to toe makeover, but I’m all about adding style and function to all the spaces in my house.
And if you’re in a fall mood, you may want to dive into my first fall pumpkin tutorial of the season inspired by the gorgeous and timeless tobacco leaf china pattern made popular by Mottahedeh. I’ll also have a free tobacco leaf china printable on Friday, so subscribe to my blog to ensure you don’t miss the email!
I hope you will follow along the transformation and please check out all the over fabulous spaces getting $100 revamps via the widget below.