Hey guys! So we’re getting toward the end of the $100 Room Challenge, the brainchild of Erin at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry (read more about the challenge and how she started it here) and I’m working furiously to get this sucker finished. If you’re just joining, go ahead and catch up on Week 1– Week 2– Week 3 for the design plan and all the details of how I’m transforming my laundry/half bathroom.
I’ve been working in small chunks of time to get stuff done in here, but luckily, since it’s a small room, little bits of time goes a long way!
But, since most of my work in here is at night, my pictures are pretty terrible- sorry about that! I promise I’ll take the reveal pics during the day 🙂
$100 Room Challenge Week 4- Progress
Sunday night I finished the biggest project, setting the tile.
Monday night after work, I painted the ceiling gray. Y’all, it’s so good with the tile…
I mean, clearly it needs another coat (I was out of rollers and tried to save money by brushing…sigh) but the gray ceiling instantly elevated that room. I love it.
Last night, I finally, finally grouted the tile.
I kind of want to marry that marble tile. It’s just so beautiful, and adds so much dimension to the space. It’s very thick, cuts well, and it easy to work with. Most marble mosaic tile that is as affordable as this one is is super thin and fragile, but not this tile. I highly recommend. The flash on my camera does not do this tile justice. (Here’s an affiliate link if you’re interested.)
I really wish I’d had enough to add another 3 inches to that strip, but it will be fine. The shelves will be another couple of inches chunkier so that big wide strip of subway tile between the marble tile and the top shelf will make a little more sense.
And guess what? You guys were totally right! Once it was grouted, the differences between the subway tile and the marble color is not at all noticeable 🙂
Here’s how that wall is coming together now:
Still not 100% sure how I want to finish the shelves- once I beef them up, I’m leaning towards leaving them natural (kind of loving how it looks with the tile)…or I may finish them out the trim color. Who knows at this point?
In other news, I received the vinyl I’m using for the pink pineapple wall treatment and started working on making a cut file for the pineapple I want. Prob is, I’m being unexpectedly picky about the pineapple I use (usually I don’t sweat stuff like that so much). But, since the colors I’m using in the room are super sweet (pink and aqua) I’m trying to be very careful to use a pineapple that is a little more… sophisticated? If there is such a thing.
Well, my first attempt was not super successful:
Especially compared to the file I made:
Hmm… just slightly different 😉
I’m still fairly new at Cricut-ing so still learning for sure, but it’s so fun, and the design possibilities are endless! I really hope this project works!
So I feel like I should give you a “state of the room” picture:
Sadly, that half eaten taco isn’t even mine.
Here’s what’s left to do and a timeline:
- Paint the room white- tonight
- Paint the trim/doors- tomorrow night
- Finish the shelves- Friday
- Print and apply pineapples, finish light fixture, stuff I’m sure I’m forgetting- Saturday
- Style and photograph- Sunday
Next Wednesday will be the reveal!
Guys, have you checked out the rest of the $100 Room Challenge participants’ spaces? There is so much creativity and ingenuity in this group- check them all out below!
Thanks again Erin for hosting this amazing challenge!