This is the last week in the “$100 Room Challenge” before the room reveal! I’ve been working on another knock-off DIY project and put up my window coverings. Read on to find out more!
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$100 Room Challenge Week 3
The good news
This week’s progress has been slow, but one positive thing is that I’ve got new window coverings in my powder room! The white faux wooden blinds that were there before, were always WAY too long and looked cheap. I could never figure out how to fix the length, because I threw away the instructions about seven years ago!
For my powder room refresh, I ordered the same whitewashed bamboo blinds that I have in my dining room. (I’ll be sharing my dining room refresh eventually!) I chose the whitewashed bamboo blinds because I felt like they were unique and made the whole bathroom very light and airy. At $29.00, they were a big part of my budget, but I think they were worth it! They give a custom look, but are much more budget friendly! All you have to do is screw the brackets into the window casing and attach your blinds using a wingnut! These blinds are super easy to install! I have them all over my home in different colors!
The other good news is that my herringbone stencil arrived!!! This is great, because it was coming from the United Kingdom, so I was a little concerned that it could get stuck at customs or take a wrong turn somewhere! This will be my first time using a wall stencil! I’ve done some research, so I’m ready to begin!
The Not so Good news
I started my knock-off Serena & Lily mirror and it is taking WAAAAAY longer than expected! My first knock-off Serena & Lily project was really quick and simple! You can see my “Serena & Lily Knock-Off Wooden Dip-Dyed Stool” HERE!
I’m using raffia to get the look of bamboo, but it is a very tedious process to wind the raffia around the tubing! Also, the tubing isn’t cooperating as much as I had hoped. I had some tubing leftover from a plumbing project, but it is really stiff and doesn’t want to stay in the shape of a perfect circle! If I had several hours of uninterrupted time, I probably would be further along, but motherhood calls! This means that I need to finish the mirror for the final reveal of the $100 Room Challenge. I’ll be crossing my fingers!
Powder Room Refresh Week 3
Week 4 Plan
- Finish knock-off Serena & Lily mirror
- Stencil herringbone wall pattern
- Hang light
- Make and hang artwork
Ahhhhhhhh! I only have five billion things left to do, so wish me luck! Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating in the $100 Room Challenge below!
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