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$100 Room Challenge – Week 2

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Sharing our progress as we are in week 2 of the $100 room challenge, where we have $100 budget to makeover our pantry

We are only in week 2 of this $100 room challenge, but I have to tell you guys. I’m already loving it way more than our first room challenge and feeling a JILLION times more confident. Probably has something to do with the size of the space and the fact that we did not have to take out walls down to the studs.

Eh, ya live and ya learn I suppose.

I’ve decided to show a lot of behind the scenes on Instagram, so you most definitely want to follow along there if you’re not already! Step one was to remove all the food and gingerly set it …. everywhere. Anywhere you can find space really. Not obnoxious at all.

Once we removed the food, out came those nasty wire shelves.

Did you guys know that if you are painting your shiplap you have to actually paint the WALL behind the shiplap? I didn’t and was quite saddened to find this information out, but alas, I did it.

I’m going to sound like a broken record, but I shared on Instagram stories as well as this post what color we are going with which is Benjamin Moore Paris Rain. I painted one coat and knew it was the right choice. I love it. Spoiler alert, though, it’s insanely difficult to get a photo of an accurate representation of the color. It looks different in literally every picture, but take my word for it – it’s so great.

Our second to last step of progress for this particular week was marking where the studs are in the wall so that we can know where to screw in our shelf supports. Our last step you ask? Letting our 3 year old Picasso feel like she’s helping by drawing art on the walls.

Doesn’t bother us. It’ll be covered up anyway, but we will always know it’s there and just a sweet reminder of her little brain at this age.

Like I said, I’m really liking the slower pace of this project. It feels much more manageable. Now, what to do with all this confidence I have in our abilities at the moment? Anyone need us to lay some tile or hang sheet rock? TOTALLY KIDDING!

Aimee

Friday 25th of January 2019

Looking good! I love the feeling of re-doing a space! I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Carmen

Friday 25th of January 2019

Yay! I’m excited to see too! Haha

Magen Grappendorf

Monday 21st of January 2019

I had no idea you had to paint before putting up shiplap, good to know. I'm excited to see the end result.

Carmen

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Me either!! It wasn’t too terrible luckily!

Linda

Thursday 17th of January 2019

I've never used shiplap and had no idea you had to paint behind it. Good to know.

Carmen

Friday 18th of January 2019

Yea me either!! That was all knowledge from my husband :)

Adree

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Can't wait to see how your pantry ends up turning out. It looks like you are off to a great start.

Carmen

Friday 18th of January 2019

Thanks so much!! I’m excited how it’s turning out

Jenny

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

I love the $100 room challenges! Can't wait!