$100 Challenge, Design

$100 Room Challenge: The Design Plan

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So when I decided to re-do my “mini mudroom” for this $100 challenge, I thought, no problem, this will be easy and I can complete this is no time. HA- boy was I wrong. Let me tell you how awesome Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry is for being able to transform so many spaces for $100. Man, it is hard stuff. I wanted to create a practical, inviting and cozy mudroom out of a space that was originally a closet. A few years back we did do this and was so happy with the results, but lo and behold the shoes always piled up in a big heap in the middle of the room, the coats were always messy looking and hats and mittens had no where to live. The wall opposite of the bench was boring and lacked any functionality, let alone design sense.

I have a vision for what I want this space to look like and am finding it very challenging to put it all together for $100 but I am determined to do so.

Here is my vision for the space:


The room is not really a separate room, it is basically my kitchen, so the color scheme had to coordinate with the kitchen. I decided to go with grey, yellow and teal (all muted varieties of these colors). The kitchen is already Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore and the island is Chelsea Grey by Benjamin Moore. I decided to keep those colors and work with them. You can see from this picture above I am trying to find a lot of natural materials, galvanized metals and wood tones to coordinate along with the white, grey and yellow (along with those pops of teal).


The space needs to be functional yet still stylish. It is the first room that everyone sees when they enter my house. I want to to say “Hello, welcome! I am so glad you are here” (well, it would be cool if my house could talk, but I don’t think it will actually say anything….actually that would be rather creepy if it did talk….anyways back onto the topic at hand.


So I hope you enjoy following me as I attempt to do this challenge in budget, it may be a tight one but I am determined to stick to it! Also, go and check out all the other lovely bloggers joining me in this challenge and leave them some love 🙂


22 thoughts on “$100 Room Challenge: The Design Plan

    1. Kiki, thank you! Doesn’t everyone need some good shoe organization in their lives!! 😉

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