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Office & Craft Room Makeover {Week 3}

Well, after last week’s update with lots of projects crossed off my to-do list, this week might seem a lot less awesome. Only a couple projects were tackled in the second week of the $100 Room Challenge. I’m going to need to really get after things this weekend if I am going to finish on time. So let’s see how we are doing with the office & craft room makeover this week.

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I blame daylight savings for putting me off my game this week. I am just too tired to tackle big remodel projects! But luckily last weekend I did manage to cross one more thing off my to-do list: the closet desk area is done. After struggling with how to make this area really something special (since I will be spending a lot of there), I decided to stencil the area to look like hand-painted patterned tiles. The best part, it cost me nothing!

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Wall stencils can actually cost a lot of money. I did not have the budget to buy one. Instead, I figured out how to make my own! Oh yeah, you heard that right. You can totally make your own wall stencil. Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the design from a thin plastic material. I did the same thing for my son’s room (and shared lots of tips for using them). I’ve also used this same idea for painting on tea towels, but instead of a sheet of thin plastic (which is actually really inexpensive) you can make it free if you have old plastic binder dividers laying around.

Create a beautiful budget friendly desk option. Learn how to build a desk in a closet for the perfect office space. Housefulofhandmade.com | Closet Office | Desk Build Plans | Free Build Plans | Office Makeover | $100 Room Challenge

So after cutting the wall stencil with left over plastic from stenciling my son’s room, I grabbed some left over navy paint. Luckily, you don’t use a ton of paint to stencil because I had half a 3 oz paint sample left over from another project. And guess what? I still have 1/3 of the container after completing my project!

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It did take me a couple days to paint it because I was kinda busy. I would stencil a row, run kids, stencil a row, make dinner, stencil a row, bedtime. But after 2 days of stenciling whenever I had an hour, it was done and it was perfect! The stencil was exactly what I needed to add a little style to my desk area. Now it is my new favorite part of the house 🙂

Add a DIY wall stencil to make a huge impact on a budget. See how to transform a room for only $100 with this office & craft room makeover. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I had another mini-makeover to work on last weekend too. I did a complete refresh in my master bedroom. But it worked out for my office & craft room makeover. I removed the old curtains from the master bedroom because they were too short for the space. However, they are the perfect size to cover my super messy craft storage closet! I took the white curtain rod from the window and hung the repurposed curtains. It took me about 10 minutes and now no one can see my dirty little hoarding stash.

See how to transform a room for only $100 with this office & craft room makeover. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Also, as I was cleaning up our snorkel gear from our Hawaii trip, I found some bamboo blinds that I use to have hanging in our basement. They were removed because they made the already dark basement even darker. Luckily for me, I didn’t throw them away (yeah for hoarding). So after removing the old curtains, I hung the bamboo blinds up and instantly loved them. They tie in the darker tones that I have in my desk, pegboard, and ideas board frame.

See how to transform a room for only $100 with this office & craft room makeover. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Even though I didn’t get anything real big accomplished this week (minus the stenciling), I feel like the room is really coming along. It’s starting to look like a chic office space that I am happy to spend hours in instead of my kids old bedroom. And now that the weather is warming up, I can get out in the garage and get a few building projects done. I am hoping to have all the big projects done by the end of next week so I can have some fun decorating the space.

Create a beautiful budget friendly desk option. Learn how to build a desk in a closet for the perfect office space. Housefulofhandmade.com | Closet Office | Desk Build Plans | Free Build Plans | Office Makeover | $100 Room Challenge

But the real question is… how are we doing on budget? Well I actually didn’t spend anything this week! Maybe that is because I didn’t do as many projects as I would have liked. But the budget is still on track so that is good.

TOTAL SPENT $57

And what is still on my to-do list? I only crossed 3 things off last week so I will need to work double time to finish all my projects!

  • Pretty up coffee boxes in work table
  • Paint walls/ceiling
  • Pretty up cubby bookcase
  • Pretty up sewing table
  • Paint glass front cabinet
  • Find a way to organize photography/lighting equipment
  • Iron/ironing board storage
  • Cover desk chair
  • Decor

Because there are 5 Wednesday’s in March we still have 2 weeks left to pull this together. Please send lots of good vibes my way, I may need it 😉

And don’t forget to check out these other bloggers taking on the $100 Room Challenge this week. There are so many amazing and creative ideas!


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Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Sunday 19th of March 2017

That stenciled wall is ah-mazing!!! I would never have thought to make my own stencil, but what an awesome idea! One of the best "budget-friendly" ideas I've ever seen. Looks gorgeous. Also, love that you are finding perfect treasures around the house.

Kati

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Thanks Erin! I am loving the extra challenge of the $100 budget :)

Corinna @ ADesignerAtHome

Sunday 19th of March 2017

Love that stencil! I need that one in my life. And the stain for your desk is so dreamy!

Kati

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Thanks Corinna! I will be sharing the stencil soon :)

Lisa | Shine Your Light

Saturday 18th of March 2017

Kati, your stenciling came out great and I love that little office area!! I need one of those so desperately! I read your about page and you sound like my twin.....always trying to figure out how to DIY everything! And a mom that was a DIYer of all the things, before that was a term! Looking forward to seeing more of your project.

Kati

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Thanks Lisa! I love that you grew up in a DIY home too. Sometimes I wish I could just buy things instead of DIYing them.

Sarah

Saturday 18th of March 2017

Your "tile" is just incredible! Now I want to try that!

Kati

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Thanks Sarah! It has such a big impact for very little money. I love it!

Natalie

Thursday 16th of March 2017

You have the patience of a saint! I don't know how you see these stenciling projects to the end! I tried stenciling a wall once and got about 10 minutes in before I quit! LOL! But it's so worth it, because your desk area looks amazing! I seriously love how your room is pulling together!

Kati

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Ha ha! I use my stenciling time to bing watch shows on Netflix. It helps me stay patient!

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