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$100 Dollar Room Challenge Week 1

Have you ever renovated a room on a budget?  Of course you have, we do that all the time.  Have you ever renovated a room for under $100?  It’s not as easy as one might think.  It’s not as easy as I originally thought.  I racked my brains for days on which room to do…..what to do in the room.  Almost every room in my house needs something but only a few would qualify as needing a renovation.  My kitchen eat in area is one and I think I can do it in under $100!  So stick around and check out every Wednesday on the progress of my $100 Dollar Room Challenge!

$100 Room Challenge

Here area a few pictures of my kitchen eat in area.  I absolutely love, love, love my kitchen table.  We had it built at a local Amish wood furniture store.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture.  I also really like the rug.  It fits the table perfectly, it is a little traditional but it was one of the first things my husband and I chose together so it’s special.  And I have two smaller ones in the kitchen that match.

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Notice my stools, they are black just like the base of my table and chairs.  Just on the other side of my stools are the dog dishes.  She always knocks over the container we keep her food in before she can finish eating.  It’s like an OCD thing, if dogs can have OCD.

$100 Room Challenge

Please disregard the lunch boxes and water bottles on the kitchen counter.  My hubby always stages his stuff for the next morning so he saves time.  Not a bad idea really…..I should do more of that.


Okay, so now you are wondering what I am going to do with this room.  See that big blank wall?  I am thinking COFFEE BAR!!!!!  Ever since I saw this coffee bar on Fixer Upper I was just dying to have one.  I really like the floating shelves and the chalk paint and I love the cups and the way she hung them from the bottom of the floating shelves.

Magnolia Homes Coffee Bar

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Now I am not going to install cabinets, there isn’t enough space.  I am thinking more of an industrial type wood shelving system possibly with wheels.  I love these with the plumbing pipes as the braces and the castors on the bottom.  (Not a bad idea to use it as a real bar eh? 😜)

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I am not sure what kind of floating shelves I am going to do yet.  Here is an idea I am mulling around.




I have leftover stain and polyurethane from other projects.  Specifically my Tree Stump Side Table and my antique chairs that I just put a final coat of poly on tonight!  I have leftover chalk paint from a wall I painted in my daughters room at our old house.  I also have a few 3 tiered stands and plenty of coffee stuff.  There is one thing I am really excited to finally be able to get out of a box is my husbands collection of tea cups.  They are so pretty and so sentimental.  She’s been gone a while now but we haven’t been able to display them anywhere.  Really can’t wait for that!!!

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As far as the kitchen table goes it needs a little spiffing up.  Not renovating just decorating.  I think I am going to blow the $100 for this challenge on the shelves so I am going to go shopping in other rooms of my house….particularly my storage area and dining room!

I know that I need some sort of window treatments but that will be something that will have to cover the whole back of the house so I am not going to include them in this challenge.  Right now mother nature is giving me all the privacy I need in the form of leaves!  🌱🌿🌳

What do you think?  Do you think I can do all this for less than $100?  I sure hope so!  We will find out.  Check back next Wednesday to see the progress on my little kitchen eat in area!

$100 Room Challenge

If you want to check out what others in the $100 Room Challenge are doing click this picture and you will be taken there.  These bloggers are pretty amazing!

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Gabby McGraw

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

What a fun idea! I love the coffee bar OR real bar idea ;) Can't wait to see how it turns out.


Monday 11th of September 2017

Wendy! This is going to be amazing!! I'm so excited to see your DIY shelves - I've needed to make some shelves for a while now so I'll be inspired by yours! A coffee bar is going to be perfect for your space. And that view is so pretty. I wouldn't be too sad if window treatments aren't in the budget!

Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Sunday 10th of September 2017

I just did a coffee bar/station in our dining room last fall (Oct/Nov) and used that same picture (From Fixer Upper) as my inspiration :) Cannot wait to see what you end up doing. $100 is for sure going to be a challenge, but I bet you can do it. Good luck... Coffee stations are the BEST!


Monday 11th of September 2017

Thanks Erin! I am so excited to have one I am already dreaming of what it will look like at the Holidays!


Friday 8th of September 2017

What a great idea for bringing some character into the space - can't wait to see what you come up with!


Thursday 7th of September 2017

Oooh can't wait to see it come together!

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