Craft & Sewing Room Makeover Plans & Progress | $100 Room Challenge | Week 2

Craft & Sewing Room Makeover Plans | Navy, Fuschia, Goldenrod Palette | $100 Room Challenge | Week 2 | Budget Decor

Lists have been written and re-written. Mounds and mounds of paper and ribbon and fabric and paint have been sorted. Bins have been emptied and re-filled. Pinterest has been surfed. Plans have been made! My craft & sewing room makeover has begun in earnest as part of the $100 Room Challenge, and I am so excited to share my progress with you.

When we left off last week, I had shared the gory “BEFORE” details with you and filled you in on my general inspiration (Mexican folk art; bright colours; navy, fuschia, goldenrod palette; lots and lots of storage). I also introduced you to the $100 Room Challenge itself: a month-long decorating challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry

Craft & Sewing Room Makeover Plans | Navy, Fuschia, Goldenrod Palette | $100 Room Challenge | Week 2 | Budget Decor

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As you no doubt gathered from the title of this post, I have $100 to work with for this space, so a lot of what I’m doing involves shopping my supplies (or my parents’ supplies!), rather than buying new. The paint is left over from our Harry Potter nursery, the furniture is all stuff we already own, and I am shopping our house for art.

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Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | The Scary “Before”

Craft & Sewing Room Inspiration | $100 Room Challenge | Flourish & Knot

So here’s the thing: bloggers generally only photograph the prettied-up versions of their homes. We spend hours and hours making sure that everything is just so before snapping our pics. We then run those perfectly posed pics through a rigorous regime of re-sizing, editing, watermarking, collaging, and so on.

Not today.

Today I am laying bare the very worst spot in my home. Ironically, I use it on an almost daily basis. And by “use”, I mean that I retrieve supplies from its gaping maw and then proceed to make a giant mess elsewhere in the house. My husband finds this endearing. (Obviously.)

Well, he will just have to find some other character flaw cute quirk to love, because my craft and sewing space is getting a MAKEOVER! As part of the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry, I will give it not only a thorough cleaning but a whole new look… on a $100 budget!

$100 Room Challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry

For what you are about to witness, I am truly and deeply sorry. This is the raw, uncensored, un-Pinterest-worthy “Before” of my craft and sewing room. Things are getting VERY real here on Flourish & Knot today.

Really, I am so sorry.

Ok, here goes…

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DIY Sponge-Painted Picture Frames | There for the Making

DIY Sponge-Painted Picture Frames | There for the Making | How to upcycle thrift store picture frames

When I blogged about my 2017 goals, I alluded to a special series I was starting here on Flourish & Knot. Well, today I am so excited to be bringing you the very first instalment of There for the Making: the Zero $$ DIY Challenge! I have corralled an absolutely fantastic group of fellow bloggers to join me in creating something using what we already own. This is the ultimate chance for us to upcycle, repurpose, and generally use up our DIY stashes! I have a feeling our families are all really happy that we are having to purge our supply closets and bins… For this first There for the Making edition, I decided to give some thrift store picture frames I’d had for a few years a major facelift.

DIY Sponge-Painted Picture Frames | There for the Making | How to upcycle thrift store picture frames

I used an incredibly simple, yet effective, painting technique to revamp my blah frames. All you need is two colours of paint, a brush, and a sponge and you are set!

There for the Making | The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge | February Edition | No-spend DIY and craft projects

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