$100 Room Challenge: Garage Organization
It is that time of the year for the $100 Room Challenge: Garage Organization is the theme this season!
Hi everyone, welcome to the first week of my $100 Room Challenge: Garage Organization renovation. If this is your first time viewing the $100 Room Challenge let me take the time to give you some background. This is a bi-annual challenge sponsored by my friend Erin, over at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. What is the $100 Room Challenge all about? The challenge takes place twice a year, January and September, Erin invites us to redo a room in our home using a budget of 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!
Weeks at a Glance:
Here is a look back at a few recaps of some of our previous $100 Room Challenges that we have done up to this point. Last season we worked on our Basement Staircase which has lead to many other very expensive projects, so we are very grateful to be sticking to a $100 room Challenge right now. However, it has left us with many great “leftover” construction items to utilize in other spaces like the garage, so waste not, want not right?Last fall we completely renovated our Outdoor Terrace Patio. We were able to paint the ceiling, add string lighting and a few other innovative DIY projects to dress the space up on a tight budget, with items we already had just laying around our basement not being utilized.We have also done 2 bathroom transformations for under $100 which are amazing to me. Our secret weapon of choice being paint and fun stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils. The first was a farmhouse tile stencil application in a toilet room along with a wainscot panel application see in our Game of Throne $100 Challenge Reveal. While our second transformation included adding a coffered style ceiling application to dress up the space. Along with a chinoiserie style stencil application to the walls, for a more formal look in this $100 Room Challenge for the Guest Bathroom, which doubles as a main level powder room.
THE GARAGE BEFORE:
This season we are excited to be cleaning up and organizing that overlooked, hard working area of our garage. I think the entire pandemic is what really spurred this upgrade and transformation to become a priority for us and here is why.We have never really been a household that leaves our shoes outside, unless they are really dirty or “yard shoes” as we call them. However with the virus outbreak we started to think about everywhere our shoes go and what might be on them, and in turn being tracked into our home. So we started to take them all off in the garage, which is something my brother and his family has done for years. This lead to a huge pile of shoes being left in the garage, our main entry and exit points of our home. So, I really wanted to to have a bench with a shoe nook. This way the shoes could be properly rotated after sitting for 24-48 hours without being tracked into my home and on my floors.This simple idea lead to the fact that I really wanted a little drop zone area with hooks, oh and maybe some shelving to put the coolers and patio cushions up off the floor. You can see where this is going? It is like that children’s book “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”…LOL. Now this simple little idea of a shoe bench had morphed into the grandiose idea of a beadboard dropzone with coat hooks, shelving, oh and I really want to paint those oil stained concrete floors too. Hmmmm, sounds like a perfect $100 Room challenge to me! The good news is I think I have a fair amount of leftover building materials that need to go, just hanging out in Ron’s workshop. So we shall see if we can make it happen for under $100!
The Proposed Schedule:
Week 1: The Plan
Week 2: Clean, Get Old Freezer Removed, Repurpose Wire Closet Shelves, Organize
Week 3: Paint Concrete Floor
Week 4: Build Shoe Bench, Add Beadboard Drop Zone, Paint
Week 5: REVEAL