$100 Room Challenge: Garage Reveal
Welcome to the $100 Room Challenge: Garage Reveal, it has been 5 weeks let’s see the finished product.
Hi everyone, welcome to week 5 of $100 Room Challenge: Garage Reveal. 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 is all about? The challenge takes place twice a year, January and September, and 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:
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THE GARAGE BEFORE:
This season we were so 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 since we have been leaving a pile of shoes next to the door along with a few non essential groceries, etc. Plus for sometime I have really wanted to cover up these unsightly oil stains and tire marks from our older vehicles and give this floor a fresh new look. As you can see on our proposed vision board below, I have called out a pretty gray concrete paint which will be used to freshen up the floor.
Along with a custom built shoe storage bench to house all the shoes that have been piling up outside the door and the addition of some beadboard and coat hooks for added organization to the little outdoor dropzone area seen above.
One of the last projects we decided to add before the final reveal was to add in a few coat hooks to the bead board drop area. I was able to find a great set online which made these cute hooks .84 cents each, which totally fits into any budget. So we added five to the bench area.
Ron measured out the placement and used a level to get the height right for a super easy install. The spacing really worked out great by having 3 blank strips of beadboard between each hook, which was just a easy way to space them out on the wall. They were so easy to install, while we drilled a pilot hole and then used a drill to screw in the hardware for speed. You could easily do this with a basic screwdriver and some elbow grease. I love the black iron hardware, it pops on the white beadboard making the space feel even cleaner.The Proposed Schedule:
Week 1: The Plan Week 2: Clean, Get Old Freezer Removed, Repurpose Wire Closet Shelves, Organize Junk Stuff Week 3: Paint Concrete Floor Week 4: Build Shoe Bench, Add Beadboard Drop Zone, Paint Week 5: REVEAL
Week 2: Shelves: FREE -purchased additional screws & anchors: $4.78
Week 3: Behr Porch & Patio Slate Gray Paint left over from ORC: FREE
Week 4: Bead Board- $19.57 a sheet x 3= $58.71, Trim pieces- $6.67, Caulk $3.78
Week 5: Wall Hooks .84 each x 5 = $4.20 Pillow $15.00 = $19.20
Let’s take a look at what our $94 was able to get us in this large space:
We now have extra storage space for all those things that were previously just piled up and making the garage seem junky. We created a sitting area and storage area for all the shoes that keep piling up during this crazy pandemic. Along with a cleaning touchdown station with sanitizer and cleaners for items that need to be cleaned before entering our home. I re-used the same step mats, after a good vacuuming, since they were custom cut for the steps from IKEA. Then added a newer rug, which was a hand-me-down from our guest powder room. It was in great shape, but no longer being used there due to a decor change. My thoughts on this are alway utilize items like this in spaces like garages or workshops if they are still in good shape and you still like them, until they are no longer useful or they are ruined. Why buy brand new for a space that only you are going to see and use, put your money into focal pieces and be a smart shopper.We now have a space for those every day raincoats and light weight seasonal jackets that tend to be a grab and go on the way out. Along with a nice spot for our umbrella urn which was currently not being used in the basement since we moved in almost five years ago. We cozied it up a bit with this great pillow I found on a end of season sale for $15, which was the perfect length for our newly created bench area. As you can see everything has a home and place, and it is all neat and tidy. This will also help to keep our things nice for future use, as where the piles of items could have caused some of our nicer things being damaged over the years.
This can include your vehicles as well, you want to make sure they are protected as an investment, from my 20 year old truck, to our 4 year old car they both get equal treatment. I do think we will be ordering a set of parking rugs for them, which of course will be outside of the $100 room challenge budget. I just like the idea of having them on parking pads going forward, just in case there are any fluid leaks. We also have found a great parking pad for the Motorcycle as well, it will pivot on castors for easier parking accessibility, and still hold 700 lb. bike, which was the challenge.
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