Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge. In case you’re just tuning in, welcome! We are remodeling our basement guest bedroom on a modest $500 budget. This week I’m sharing all of my shopping sources thus far.
To see all of our previous weeks:
The reason we are keep our budget low? We just moved into our “new to us” home three months ago and taking on a whole-home remodel. We are really enjoying having guests here so it was important to get the guest room functioning as soon as possible (they were sleeping on the basement couch before).
Right now it’s not decorated, but it is painted…and we have overnight guests again this week. We are so happy that this room is being enjoyed but typical me, I am embarrassed that it’s not perfect yet (my husband reminds we we’ve only been here 3 months) but I feel bad that we don’t have this finished yet. I am hearing the bed is super comfortable, so that’s a big win. We’re doing what we can with this space as close to my version of perfect as possible in between guests and our other remodels. The One Room Challenge has kept my eye on the prize!
In addition to this challenge we are also working on our foyer and dining room. These have taken up a bit more of our time – we can’t wait to show you what we’ve done! The basement bathroom isn’t too far behind this remodel and it has some plumbing issues that we didn’t account for. Such is life!
Later this week marks the END of this challenge. Can you believe it? Week 6 is the big reveal so be sure to check back! A great place to start is to find me on Instagram and you can also follow the IG hashtag #oneroomchallenge.
To recap, here is where the room started:
Last week I painted the shiny green walls in Kendall Charcoal. No more shiny green walls! But I still have a dilemma…I’m not going to have enough in our budget to finish up the nook / office area (yet) but I’m happy with how far we’ve come. We will save that area for a 2.0 reveal. Welcome to the real world of remodeling on a budget.
Here is exactly where our money has been spent. We used most furniture from other areas of the house, but needed to add a few essentials since we never had a guest bedroom before:
- Serta Mattress = $200
- Tufted Headboard new in box = $65 (from a local closeout company)
- Full Bed Frame = $10
- Bed Risers = $19 on Amazon
- Kendall Charcoal Paint by Benjamin Moore = $70
- Two Side Tables / Night Stands = $50 from Facebook Marketplace
With only $87 left to spend, I’ll see if I can find some nice artwork and throws. I may go over budget just a little for additional lighting and nightlights.
I found these on Facebook Marketplace today for only $25 each, and I plan to refinish them. They may be a bit small for night stands but I think they’ll work for now.
The $289 designer version of my nightstands. I prefer this look but definitely not the price (found on Wayfair)
Everything else has come from my existing inventory. A reminder of our paint color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore:
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