Monday, May 13, 2013

$100 Room Makeover Results!

So last week I posted about the Walmart Frugal Heroes Challenge here. Basically I decided I was going to redo our office on only $100. It was tough, but it turned out much better than I thought it would! 
Here is our "Before":
And here is our "After":

We bought the blue paint for only $15!!

We haven't transitioned Peanut out of the crib yet, and also haven't found a place to move our massive desk to. So, the desk is currently taking the place of the crib until those 2 things happen, and you will have to use your imagination to picture a dark wood crib in place of the desk. 

I Mod-Podged (is that a verb?!) an old map of Thailand we had while traveling onto some foam board. It makes for a very interesting wall piece, and it only set us back $11! 

Wrinkly bedsheet alert! You all know now I don't iron my bedsheets. Ain't nobody got time for THAT... 

These curtains were the biggest surprise. I thought buying the cheapest curtains they had would turn out horribly for us. I wasn't really digging the sheer thing, and was unsure of the pattern. They were $8/panel. Once I hung them up against the blue I loved them! 

Those frames for the photowall were only $1 each!! We also bought the "Love is all you need" plaque as well. I had to have it. The rest are photos from our travels, an old airplane picture that Hubby had, and a mask we bought in Indonesia. Ta Da! 

There you have it; It CAN be done! We spent exactly $94 to update this room. We used some of our leftover paint (the brown) from when we painted our bedroom, but otherwise everything else was purchased for the challenge from Wal-mart. I must say, I love it! It really refreshes the room and makes it much less junky. Hubby and I just looked at our before photo and remarked how nasty the room used to look. Frugal for the win! 


  1. Love it Amy! The room looks awesome :)


  3. It looks great! That is a good blue, and blue can be tricky. I can't wait to see it with the crib in. You should spray paint that file cabinet a fun color.

  4. Congrats on the new member of your fam! What a cutie!! And kudos on your room makeover.
    Steph H in Ontario

  5. Oh my goodness, FABULOUS! Just freaking fantastic. I absolutely love this redo. I think the thing I like most about it is it looks so simple and clutter-free which is what I am trying SO HARD to move towards. Do you have any suggestions when it comes to getting rid of stuff? It seems like for every two things I get rid of I end up buying 5 new things! Sheesh. Anyways, so happy to have stumbled upon your blog - new follower :)


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