It’s week 2 of the $100 Room Makeover Challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender & Laundry! If you missed my week 1 post detailing the plans and inspiration for my dining room revamp, you can check out all the botanical and audubon inspiration right here.
This week I accomplished a few things: I got the rug laid out in the space…and it’s definitely just a hair too small. Whomp, whomp. It’s an 8×5, so I think a 6×9 would be better OR a 6 foot round/square rug. But for now, this will do.
And truthfully, once the few furniture items are in place, it looks decent enough for now. Honestly, long term I don’t know what kind of dining table we’ll have in here. The IKEA docksta is such a simple and classic table, that I hate to get rid of it, but maybe getting the Dayna dining chairs from Ballard Designs that match our Dayna counter stools would be a good idea. Not an expense I want to absorb anytime soon though.
I also got a replacement curtain panel for the space at no charge thanks to some awesome customer service from Bellacor and Half Price Drapes, so I suddenly have a lot more room in my $100 budget! I had budgeted spending $50 on a new panel, and now I don’t have to.
In this space, we have a patio door and the wall next to it looks sparse. In my head I envision some audubon prints, a plant stand, and a gorgeous green plant in the gold planter I already have. Do you think I’d need two or three prints in that space? Something about the space has me leaning towards two, but I also like things in sets of three.
Also, if you have any suggestions for a gold plant stand that would look good in this corner, I am all ears! I found a perfect one at Ross this weekend- it’s lucite, brass and had a black glass top…AND of course one of the legs was broken. Just my luck. I also need suggestions for what kind of plant to buy that will do well indoors.
Last week I shared my most favorite source for free audubon printables, and I printed a few of my faves and put them in these black frames I bought a few years ago at Big Lots for $10. They are fairly large, have a nice mat, fit an 8×10 print, and are STILL available in store if you’re so inclined. You can even check stock online at their website.
I’m excited that this space is taking shape, and once we have the curtains back up, some prints on the wall by the patio door, and a vibrant and floral tablescape, it’ll really feel inviting.
What’s left to do and how much have I spent of my $100 budget?
I still need to:
- Hang up curtains
- Hang up art prints
- Find some fun accent pillows/decor
- Find a plant stand
- Buy a plant
I won’t kill in under a week
- If possible, find a console table to fit under the large bird print- a simple white or black parsons console would be ideal, but I can’t find one under $100!
- Paint the ottoman and recover the seat
And I’ve spent nothing so far. Not one cent! I’m going thrifting this weekend to see if I can snag some unique pieces for this space. I love the thrill of the hunt.
To recap, here’s the inspiration board for the space:
And product sources (some links may be affiliate links):
I’m also making over my office if you’re interested,
and you can see my progress this week in organizing my home office on the cheap.
I will catch you all next Wednesday with hopefully some awesome furniture/decor finds. The pressure is on!
Check out all the other fabulous and thrifty makeovers happening and get inspired: