Follow the makeover of my family room during January as part of another $100 Room Challenge. Only 1 month and $100 to makeover this room.
This challenge was created in 2015 by Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. She thought of renovating one room, during one month for only $100. Then, exactly one year ago, Erin opened the challenge to other bloggers. It will be the third time that I participate in this challenge and really love it. I previously updated the bathroom and my daughter’s bedroom.
From the first time I participated in the challenge, I decided to convert the $100 USD in Canadian currency since my purchases are made in Canada. I think it provides a better equivalence with the projects of American bloggers even though they thought I was very funny at first! 😛 My budget will then be 125 $ CAD 🙂
My family room
My family room is located in the basement. It’s a large room at the bottom of the stairs. It includes a home theater, a fireplace, an office and a foosball table . The office area will not be included in the challenge. I will instead focus on the home theater and fireplace section. A girl must know when to stop and set limits!!!
So here, in all humility, is the state of the family room. 🙁 You will quickly deduce that the first stage of the challenge will be to pick-up, discard and tidy up !!!
We had some misadventures with defective appliances in the next room so this place soon became a major storage, or more like a dump !!
And the view when coming down the stairs … oh boy!
Even the exterior of the house needs shovelling if I want to be able to see outside the windows by the end of February!
Family room makeover Goals
Since every post will be on Wednesday, this January will be a 5-week challenge! I’m in luck! Here’s what I want to achieve:
- Week 1: Introduce the room and the project (you are here);
- Week 2: Bring order in the room (no choice there!!!);
- Week 3: Installing a floating shelf above the fireplace; (** Update: there was a slight change of plan!!!)
- Week 4: Mount the TV to the wall and install shiplap behind the TV. No, it will not be a Lauan panel cut into strips as seen everywhere. I’ll tell you all about it in week 4! (**Update again!: This challenge didn’t go as plan AT ALL!)
- Week 5: Layout of the room and reveal time!
Well, have to go, I have lots of picking up to do !!!
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