$100 Room Challenge Week 4 Reveal

$100 Room Challenge Week 4 Reveal

It’s here, it’s here!!! Welcome to the Week 4 Reveal of the $100 Room Challenge make over!!!! We have added a barn wood facia board to the front of all the existing wire shelves, purged the unwanted items and purchased new totes for storage. 

If you are just joining this post, I will give you a quick recap: This challenge takes place twice a year.  January and September is when Erin invites us to redo a room in our home using only $100. As you can see the premise of this challenge is real simple: one month, one space, and $100. If you want to know more about the $100 Room Challenge, check out Erin’s post to see how the concept was inspired, and it’s colossal growth since she decided to start it.

Just in case you have missed a week, here are the past weeks post for your review:   WEEK  1         WEEK 2        WEEK 3       WEEK 4

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I just want to start with a before picture just to remind you of where we started this project the first week of January. Ugly wire shelving and linens not in the current rotation of our day to day home life. I will be honest, and tell you I know this is really not a horrific site, and most of America would love to have a linen closet this organized,  but keep in mind that it can always be a little bit better.Are you ready for this? Check out how I  made this space even better, a linen closet that I don’t cringe to open in front of anyone.  I really feel that the wood facia boards makes the closet look very custom, and by utilizing the totes you no longer see those sheet sets that can not be folded to perfection. You may also notice the gray and white color theme. I was able to purge out most of the mismatch items. The items I did decide to keep, that do not match this color story are neatly stored inside the opaque totes. This was one of the factors of picking these types of totes, while I love the wire baskets you could literally see everything inside of them. Which is not really doing anything aesthetically pleasing for this hallway closet.  

Yes I know, if it is all suppose to be gray and white, what is the blue first aid box doing in there? I will admit I had reservations about placing it in here too, but first of all it is vintage circa 1960 something, and has been in my family for years.  Second, it is a First Aid kit!! Which needs to be readily accessible and easy to find, so that trumps design esthetics every time. 

Okay, so why did I opt to keep the wire shelves in stead just replacing them all with wood? Well budget is the fast and easy answer. Also, I like the idea of having wire shelves in a linen closet, because it keeps the air circulation moving through out. This helps to keep the sheets and towels from getting a musty stored away smell.  I also added in a few scent sachets to help keep this linen closet always smelling fresh and clean. I left one out to scent the closet, and slide the other into the totes that contain the sheets, pillow cases, and throw pillows.

A budget freiendly tip I picked up from my mom as a kid, is to take the free perfume samples sent in the mail via catalogues and place them inside the totes and drawers. As a child post depression era baby, she did not have much, her parents learned to be thrifty and so did she.  Why spend $5 on a scent sachet when vendors send expensive perfume samples to you for free that you can hide in your drawers and totes.  

Do you remember me saying that I wanted the facia boards of the hallway linen closet to match my fireplace, since it was located directly across from the landing it was located on? Well here is the view of how this barn wood ties in to to create a very cohesive feel in two spaces that are in direct site line of each other. When designing spaces you always want to keep your site lines in mind, and how the spaces will flow into one another. This keeps you focused on the big picture. 



Do you think I made it??? Well of course I did, I actually came in way under and was able to add a few great things to freshen up the space even more. I also replenished a few towels as well since they were on sale. Here is how the budget broke down for the $100 Room Challenge: 


Barn Wood 8 Ft                                         $8.37

Closet Brackets                                         $4.36

Set of 3 Baskets                                       $30.00

4 Scented Sachets @$2.00 ea               $8.00

6 pk Rolled Wash Cloths                        $6.99

4 Hand Towels @3.99 ea                     $15.96

4 Bath Towels @5.99 ea                       $23.96


TOTAL SPENT:       $97.64




  1. I was more than happy to see this challenge on your site. I wished to say thanks for your time for this excellent post!! I definitely having fun with every little bit of it and I love the $100 budget, such a obtainable goal. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post through out the year.

  2. Bravo, this is a great design concept, and one that will surely catch on rather quickly. I know we all hate those ugly wire shelves. Thanks for all the information!

  3. Can I simply say what a great idea this is. You definitely know how to solve a problem and make it pretty. More individuals must read this and understand this concept.

  4. Oh my goodness! What an incredible article! Love the reveal and the low bidet restraints. Thank you!

  5. Thanks for all of your work on this web site. You have been performing a very good job. All I can say about his post is WOW! I want to redo all my closets now.

  6. Can I just say what a refreshing experience it is to find a blogger that actually is aware of what they are talking and keep in mind the average readers budget for these types of projects. You definitely know how to deliver an useful diy issue and make it important. More individuals need to read this and follow your blog. I can’t believe you are not famous yet, the next Joanna Gaines, heck your initials are the same.

  7. I would like to show appreciation to you for sharing my similar closet affliction. I also want a tidy linen closet, and this one makes me really happy. I think I will have to a facia boards like you did, because it really turned out very pretty.

  8. You made some first rate decisions there. I looked on the web for this design problem and found most individuals will associate with with your website. That is great! The $100 Room Challenge is the way to go for sure!

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  11. Good post. I studied this post closely, since it is so affordable and looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Ahhhh! I love how the wood looks! I have so much wire shelving in my closets and I definitely need to try this. Looks so good and organized!

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  16. This is the proper blog for anyone who desires to search out out about closet design. Love that you did it all for under $100, You definitely put a brand new spin on this project. Nice stuff!

  17. You sure made some nice points in this feature. Also I love the way the closet turned out. What a great idea to add that facia board. It looks like a million bucks not a 100 bucks. LOL

  18. Your post are invaluable to me. I love that you also compete in low budget decorating challenges too. I think most people are like me and might fine themselves on a fixed budget. We still like nice things and we could we easily set aside $100 a month to upgrade our homes. Just wanted to say thanks and love you blog!

  19. It’s amazing what a difference that wood fascia makes! And all those little baskets look great. It’s so nice to have a closet that you don’t cringe whenever you open the door!

  20. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. many thanks

  21. I love Love Love the barn wood addition! What a huge impact! #sharefest #theswaylife

  22. Erin thank you so much for inviting me to join this fabulous group!!! I really enjoyed the challenge and I am already looking forward to the next $100 Room Makeover in September!!!

  23. I love love love this! Although most people would consider my linen closet very tidy, I feel the same way when I open it up and see those wire racks lol! I like how you kept the wiring (since it does promote circulation and prevent that musty smell) and just added the wood for ascetics, looks great.
    And it also makes total sense about adding the first aid kit where you did.
    Great post and thank you for sharing!

  24. I love what you have done with everything. The totes are adorable. And this would be a great excuse to get new towels! I will have to remember that!

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