Hey everyone! It’s week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge! Hosted by the lovely Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. I don’t have a ton to update you on this week. Of course, my weekend got filled and I wasn’t able to get as much done as I had hoped!
No big deal though because thankfully we have an extra week! Phew! I was struggling with motivation to get it done and I even had a small glitch in the plan.
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What is the $100 Room Challenge?
If you are new here or haven’t seen my previous posts about the $100 Room Challenge….let me fill you! You have to makeover one room, in one month, with $100!
Seems pretty simple right?! It’s not too bad but sticking to a budget can be tough. And, man the month sure does fly by!
Previous Weeks of $100 Room Challenge:
MDF and Cutting Issues
I went to Home Depot to buy some MDF boards and they were out. Who knew that they were a hot commodity?! There were a few more errands I needed to do before I got home. While in the car I called Lowes to see if they had MDF in stock.
The next day I went to Lowes and talked with a couple guys about using MDF for the board and batten. The first guy said that the MDF would work and I mentioned needing it cut into 4-inch pieces. He said that 2 cuts were free and then it was $1 a cut from there on out.
I went to talk to another guy about other possibilities at Lowes. He said the MDF was going to be the cheapest option and that he would give me a deal on the cuts. I needed that because this room challenge is all about spending $100 or less!
He was just getting off work so I asked him if he would be working the next day. Thankfully he was, so I purchased the 2 pieces of MDF and left them at Lowes until the next day.
I got a few things done around the house and then I headed over to Lowes around 10 am. I walked in and found John. He confirmed that I only needed 4-inch cuts and nothing off the length. I agreed.
He then told me that he already had it done for me and was on a cart by the doors! He was so nice and helpful! And….he didn’t even charge me! It really is a breath of fresh air when you meet a good person. Sometimes I feel like that’s hard to come by these days!
I was originally thinking of getting a thinner wood for the board and batten because my baseboards are thin at the top. I didn’t want to replace all of my baseboards. When I went to Lowes I just didn’t like anything except the MDF.
Baseboards + Molding
So, I had to come up with another solution. I decided to go look at the moldings and see if I could find anything that was thin on one end and 1/2 inch thick on the other. The MDF I wanted to use was 1/2 inch thick. I found it!
So imagine this pine glass bead turned upside down and placed on top of the baseboards! I can’t wait to show you how it turns out next week!
Once I got home I had my husband immediately help me put up two boards. I couldn’t wait to see how it looked! And unfortunately, that is all that has gotten done.
$100 Room Challenge Budget:
- Better Homes & Garden Frame Set – $16.13
- Canvas – $0 already owned
- Modge Podge – $0 already owned it
- Vinyl – $0 already owned
- Transfer Tape – $0 already owned
- Sherwin-Williams Zurich White Paint – $0 already owned
- Laser Level – $21.48
- HomeRight PaintStick EZ-Twist – $0 already owned
- MDF Boards – $62.49
Total so far: $100.10
Well, I guess I’ve already hit my budget. Here’s to hoping I don’t need any extra caulk or paint for next week!
I’m having a little trouble with my nail gun so I hope to get that fixed quickly so I can get back to work! I’m so excited about the final reveal next week of my first $100 Room Challenge! Stay tuned!
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