$100 room challenge AFTER the reveal entry hallway

So here we are time for the $100 room challenge reveal my entry hallway.  It’s the last day of March and I am so ready for April and spring weather to arrive.  Thanks so much to this challenge I am beyond thrilled to invite you all to see my entry hallway.  I’ve been in this apartment for 2 years now.  The entry hallway has been a sad sad junk gathering spot.  I used to just walk in and right past it.  Now I totally want to leave my front door open and just hang out in my hallway.  It’s turned out to be an amazing space.

Entry Hallway

The gross little nook underneath the stairs has had a major transformation.  I painted the floor in that corner I moved all my crafting and DIY tools into it.  It’s now the perfect DIY/crafting nook.  I am beyond amazed at the amount of stuff I was able to fit in there.  Now that I have gone thru everything I have grouped like items together.  It totally makes starting a project so much easier when you know what you have.

The only cost to redo this little nook was $10 for curtains.  I got two sets at 1/2 price so each set was $5.  Cha ching.

I like to think of myself as Oz when I come from behind the curtains with the paint or tools I need for the next project.  Since the little nook was so inexpensive to do as I used all my stuff on hand.  I went out and purchased these cute curtain holders to add some glam to this space.

If your keeping track the total spent so far is $17.00.  Next it was all about adding a feature wall a gallery wall and because I might have been classified as a hoarder before this challenge.  I created a gallery wall out of frames, prints and pieces I was collecting {hoarding} in my craft room.  I filled each frame with wall paper, contact paper & wrapping paper I also collect {hoard}.

For the gallery wall the only investment was $3 for a wall plate to cover the hole the front door had made.  And a beautiful black & white flower that practically screamed at me to take it home.

She was a perfect fit for this wall right??

Total spent now is $20.

Next I was onto doing something about the floor of this hallway.  As I am a renter and not an owner upgrading the floor was not an option.  Plus how much could you really do to a floor with $80.  So I thought to myself maybe some kind of rug.  Yes yes this was the way to go.

So I picked up a piece of canvas.  I had always wanted to try and make my own style rug so this was the perfect project to pull that off with.  I got 4×15 foot piece for $12.00 at my local hardware store.

I went straight to work at painting most of it black.  It’s my favorite color least you forget.  I wanted to add a pop of color block.  If you have been following me for awhile you know I mean metallic.  It’s all the color I love.

I painted the black with latex paint.  And used spray paint for the silver and gold.  Of coarse for me it just wasn’t enough so I decided to add a stencil to really really make it pop.

I decided I needed to protect the stencil and added some polyurethane over the stencil.  Which would be awesome if the gold section hadn’t turned green on me.  Note to self polyurethane and gold don’t mix well.  Lesson learned.

So to take away from the rug I was now hating I added a pallet shelf to hold some real greenery.

I stained most of the pallet with some Jacobean by min wax.  And did the top and bottom shelf’s in silver.  This is the only green I like to see.  A live growing green.  The plant was $6 at Lowes.

So that brings my total for this room to $48.  Wow even I am beyond happy with how this turned out.


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18 Responses

  1. Janice says:

    Wow. Impressive! I’m not very good at gallery walls. Yours looks great!

  2. Susanne says:

    You did a great job of adding character to your entry way. And girl, you have way more craft stuff than I do, I thought I was bad, lol!! It is so hard to be a renter and not be able to change anything.

    • ARod says:

      LOL yeah hoarder might be looking for me. But it is fun coming up with ways to change without really changing things.

  3. Anj, I love that curtain and the awesome glittery tie back. What a great space for all your creating and crafting. Is that the same template you used on your awesome black on black wall? It makes a beautiful rug. Great job girl!

  4. Carolann says:

    Great work Anj. I love the stenciled rug. What a beautiful transformation!

  5. You packed some serious style in to this small space! I am such a sucker for a good gallery wall.

  6. Lisa says:

    If we were giving out awards for this challenge, you would get the trophy for most dramatic makeover. You really did a lot in such a small space.

    I’m so glad you were able to join us for this round.

    • ARod says:

      Awe thank you so much. I’m so glad I joined this pushed me into using so much of what I had just piled around the place.

  7. Sue says:

    I am speechless at all the different projects you did and for so little money. I love the classy gallery wall. Your rug is a piece of art, yes really and had you not mentioned it, I never would guess it was created out of canvas. Well girl, you outdid yourself on this one.

  8. kim says:

    Glad you could join us this round! Such a personality-packed space, awesome job!

  9. Susie says:

    So many projects! Wow. you really jazzed up that hallway. I can’t pick a favorite —great job on all of it. Susie from The Chelsea Project

  10. Nikki Gwin says:

    Awe, I’m sorry the gold changed colors on you! But its not noticeable in the pictures. I love a splash of gold. Your whole makeover turned out great. And I wish my project supplies were organized….
    🙂 gwingal