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$100 Room Challenge – Week 3

Tell all ya friends and neighbors!

Over halfway through our $100 room challenge where we are making over our pantry. Come see what we have accomplished thus week.

If you’ve missed any of our previous week’s work, including our plans for this space, check them out here:

Week 1

Week 2

Short and sweet this week. I have to say that’s what I’m loving about this challenge. Because I know we are locked in a $100 budget, I really and truly am enjoying taking our time on this. While we work on it on the weekends, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. That’s a beautiful thing considering how overwhelming some projects can feel*. (*Read: Our guest bathroom.)

This week was all about the shiplap! In our living room and on our shiplap wall was 6″ sheets of ripped down floor underlayment. This is a super cheap way to shiplap without breaking the bank.

While we had already done shiplap previously next to our fireplace, I didn’t really do too much of a tutorial on it. But you’re in luck – someone way cooler and way more popular than me has already done one! We did exactly what Liz Marie Galvin did a couple years ago in her home office update.

But I didn’t want 6″ pieces. But I also didn’t want 2″ which would make it skinnylap. So, we went for more of the schmediumlap. We chose 3″ instead. Half of what’s on our already shiplapped walls.

We knew the edges needed to be painted prior to them being put up, so my genius husband came up with a hack.

Well, genius or lazy. You decide. But he took all the pieces once he’d ripped them down and clamped them together like you see here and simply rolled them with a foam roller. SUPER HUGE time saver. Prolly not profesh, but definitely a huge time saver.

Then we he just started installing using our Ryobi nail gun (*affiliate) and voila! This took most of 2 afternoons to finish.

Once the shchmediumlap was installed, it was time to add the brackets for the shelves. We decided to add them here before I painted the closet so that I could paint the brackets the same color to help mask them somewhat. The only bracket we did not add was the top shelf bracket because we knew you’d be able to see that one and so we decided we would stain it the same color as the shelf.

I went back and forth on whether or not to fill the nail holes or leave it for more of a farmhouse-y effect, but ultimately I just went with my gut and filled them in even though I really didn’t want to.

That’s all I got for y’all this week. I am believing in us! Do you believe in us??? I think we can actually get this done by the end of this month!

Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Okay... I'm going with brilliant on the clamping and painting! It looks incredible in that pantry. Can't wait to see it painted with the shelves up!


Friday 1st of February 2019

Hahah thank you! I thought it was pretty smart myself ;)


Saturday 19th of January 2019

This is such a fun project! Your husband is too smart for painting the boards like that! And shchmediumlap- you're too funny.


Saturday 19th of January 2019

Thank you so much! I’ll pass the compliment along ;)


Friday 18th of January 2019

"Schmediumlap" ha- love it! And your husband's trick for painting those boards is pretty genius!


Friday 18th of January 2019

Thanks so much! I thought so too!

Marly @ A Brick Home

Thursday 17th of January 2019

I’m loving the schmediumlap haha! It looks amazing. And, I’m going to say your hubs is a genius with that paint hack. It’s looking great - can’t wait to see the reveal!


Friday 18th of January 2019

Yes I thought it was a great idea too!!


Thursday 17th of January 2019

What good progress you've made! Wishing you luck on finishing by the end of the month!


Friday 18th of January 2019

Thank you so much! I’ve got hope!