Hi, friends! Welcome back to the second week of the $100 Room Challenge!
If you’re just popping in for the first time, and aren’t sure what the $100 Room Challengemay be, let me give you a quick recap. Some of my favorite bloggers and I will all be making over a room with a $100 budget in just four short weeks! Many thanks to Erin ofLemons, Lavender, and Laundryfor putting together such a fun event! For more information on the $100 Room Challenge, check out my post fromlast week!
If you’re looking for the full story on what exactly a $100 Room Challenge is, Erin spells it out clearly, but I’ll give you the paraphrased version. Pick a room. Make the room over in one month. Spend no more than $100.
I am in the process of making over my much-neglected powder room. Last week I shared my inspiration board which included a lot of bold navy and green pattern with strong accents and I was feeling pretty good about my choices.
So, I really loved the greek key pattern in my inspiration board but I was having a difficult time finding a stencil in my budget range. I did, however, find this fun stencil that I thought would work just as well.
To save time and materials I decided to go with a line pattern in green with gold and navy accents. Even though my heart was saying “No! Go bold!” I went with my head, which was saying “Go subtle, you’ll have more flexibility.”
I should have gone with my heart.
I purchased the stencil for $12, and already had the paint pens I thought I would use, but when I started to stencil it out I really wasn’t overly impressed, and neither was my husband. I wanted bold but the paint pen just made things look unfinished.
Soo.. I’m going back to my original plan to go bold with paint. And although it isn’t currently looking like I’d like it to, I have faith it will! Although it won’t be as flexible and it might not have the staying power that something less bold would have, I will LOVE it instead of always looking at it like “meh..” I’m not really where I’d like to be, but I think I’m on the right track. I promise to have a LOT more progress to show you next week!