$100 Room Challenge: Garage Reveal

Final Garage Reveal $100 Room Challenge JENRON DESIGNS

$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:

WEEK  1      WEEK 2     WEEK 3     WEEK 4    REVEAL



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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. Before Picture $100 Room Challenge JENRON DESIGNS 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.

Before Drop Zone Picture $100 Room Challenge JENRON DESIGNSAlong 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.

$100 Room Inspiration Board JENRON DESIGNS.

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.

Adding a Few Hooks JENRON DESIGNSRon 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. Hanging the Hooks JENRON DESIGNSThey 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.Final Hook Placement Reveal JENRON DESIGNSThe 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

TOTAL: $93.13

Let’s take a look at what our $94 was able to get us in this large space:

Final Garage Reveal JENRON DESIGNSWe 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. Final Garage Drop Zone Reveal JENRON DESIGNS 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.Final Garage Bench Reveal JENRON DESIGNSWe 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. Final Garage Reveal $100 Room Challenge JENRON DESIGNSAs 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. Cars in the Garage. JENRON DESIGNS

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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  1. It’s both functional and beautiful!! I love it!!

  2. Jen I always love coming over and seeing your projects. Your garage makeover turned out so nice. Love the flooring, sitting area and the storage you created. Great job!

  3. This turned out great. It’s beautiful. To know this was turned around for a little less than $100. It’s amazing. Nice one, Jen.

  4. Wow, I love how you changed this room around. You managed to actually make the space look much bigger, and it has a clean and chic vibe!

  5. How wonderful to come home to this nice organized and pretty space! I can’t believe you transformed it all for under $100. It looks great!

  6. Nice job, you can eat off those floors its so clean. Love that you have aplace for your jackets. perfection

  7. Your garage looks so clean and organized. Great organizational tips!

  8. We are currently in the process of buying a fixer uper home. cant wait to try something like this out.

  9. Looks amazing Jen! I love the idea of the $100 dollar challenge! I want in. Lol.

  10. Karletta

    Your make-over is fabulous – and at only $100! Shows you how much that can be done with some thought. I’m loving all your ideas.

  11. Jen,
    This is soooo good! Love the organization and how clean and fresh it is now.

  12. It is stunning i love your flooring

  13. This came out so nice! It’s been fun following the transformation, and now it looks so good and practical.

  14. What a fun and creative post! You are really showing miracles. If I had a garage, I’d join 😉

  15. Looks great! So fresh, clean, and organized!

  16. I love how clean and organized your garage looks now! Great job keeping it in budget too!

  17. I totally need to do something like this in our garage. Such a cute, functional space. I have similar hooks to yours and I love them! I am so glad you joined in for another round of the $100 Room Challenge.

  18. Live2byouJFM

    What a great turn out! It looks good and only $100! Great tips for a clean space!

  19. Who knew a garage could be so pretty! This space is now so clean, organized and pretty. Great job Jen

  20. This was absolutely a great makeover. The flooring is perfect and everything is nice and tidy…a place for everything!! Congrats on accomplishing a wonderful new look

  21. This looks amazing! I’ve been trying to work on organization this year, my progress is slow but it’s happening!

  22. It’s so bright and clean! Well done! PS I had to comment twice because I failed the third grade math problem lol

  23. This turned out amazing & so clean looking! Plus you rocked that budget!

  24. I love the way you turned the area around your garage door into a beautiful entry! It really made this utilitarian space feel inviting! This is such a great project idea. I know at our house with kids and chaos, all our visitors seem to come in through our ugly garage!!

  25. Brooke

    Girl, this garage is so amazing! I love a good garage makeover!!

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  30. Oh my goodness you are so sweet, I will stay make sure you are ready for the painted floors if you go with a shiny surface it can make them slick when they are wet similar to the epoxy versions so be careful what you pick. I am still very happy with these, they get a little slick but not bad at all, plus we added skid mats.

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