A new desk area / $100 Room Challenge / Week 3

Already week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge where I need to makeover one room for $100 in one month. I’m having a blast and would love to do this all day long. Maybe that’s why I feel like I don’t have enough time to finish everything!

This week, it was up to the desk area of my daughter’s bedroom makeover.

If you want to catch up :

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

The plan

This was my plan for the desk area :

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Seems easy enough, but still a lot of work. Here’s what I did this week :

Paint the pegboard and make the frame

The pegboard I used is a leftover from the one I made in my craft room makeover for the One Room Challenge. Since it was already primed, I only had to paint it. Unfortunately, I had to buy white paint cause there was none left.

While I painted the pegboard, I also painted the moldings (to make the frame) and the shelves (let’s try to be efficient here!!!)

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Jazz up the pegboard

I decided to have a less traditional pegboard by using a Heidi Swapp’s stencil (I used the Circle Lattice) that I already had in my craft room stash and blue paint leftover from painting my daughter’s room two years ago.

Now, if you want to try this, you need to :

  1. Get a nice round sponge paint brush (It doesn’t have to be round, but I find it makes it easier)
  2. Let it go! 😉

Yes, let it go! Don’t try to make it perfect. Imperfection is much more beautiful to my taste. It adds a nice handmaid touch and personality. In fact, to be sure that the color wasn’t flat, I added white on top of the blue in some places. Have a closer look :

I get all excited when it’s time to take off the stencil!!! Can you see the dept the two colors make?

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Next, I cut the molding I bought to make the frame. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I badly need a miter saw!!

I then simply used fast-drying glue to fix the frame to the pegboard and made some touch-ups.

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Paint the shelves and brackets

Like I said previously, I painted the shelves white while painting the pegboard.

These shelves and brackets were in my daughter’s bedroom in the old house and we never came around to install them in the new one.

The brackets are the EKBY HÅLL from IKEA. I painted them with the same Rose Gold spray paint that I used for the DIY geometric pendant lamp over her reading nook. They look sooo good!

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And I even painted the screws so it looks perfect!

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Make an “E” string art

You can check all the details of that DIY on my previous post. It was my first time doing string art and I sure learned a lot and shared it all with you. You’ll especially won’t want to miss my tip on how to paint the nails.

To hang the string art, I decided to go with a sisal twine and use one of the rose gold painted nails left.

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Desk area makeover | girl's room | pegboard | shelves | string art | mouldings | DIY | Tutorial | panneau perforé | bureau | chambre jeune fille | tablettes | art ficelle

With the rope, it occupied more space so I finally decided not to make the geometric form I had intended to do in my plan above. It was supposed to be used to hang pictures on strings, but the wall was busy enough already.

And let’s be honest, I was in over my head with all the projects I had planned!

Hang everything else

My hubby is way more patient than I am when it comes to hanging things straight and safely. He does try to find the studs which I have no patience for!! Sometimes, I even think he overdoes it a bit, but don’t tell him! 😉

Anyway, he was so nice to hang the shelves and the pegboard while a wasn’t even there (don’t worry, he had directions and a “mini-me” watching him and taking all the pictures!!).

For the pegboard, you’ll need some spacers that are sold especially for that purpose so the pegboard doesn’t touch the wall.

The pegboard measures 16″ x 48″, so he used 8 spacers and screws. I still have to add a little white and blue paint to hide them better. You always think it’s gonna go fast but you end up having a million little finishing touches to do that ends up taking way too long.

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Materials recap for the pegboard:

Cost recap:

For this week:

  CAD$
(for one)
CAD$ (total) USD (total) Where
Moulding for the pegboard 6,64 $ 13,28 $ $10.62 local hardware store (Canac)
White Paint 11,44 $ 11,44 $ $9.15 local hardware store (Canac)
 24,72 $ $19.78 

Other weeks:

CAD$ (total) USD (total)
Bench for the reading nook 56,49 $ $45.19
Lamp for the reading nook 7,25 $ $5.80

Total:

CAD$ (total) USD (total)
Money I have spent 88,46 $ $70.77
Money left 36,54 $ $29.23

So, there’s still money left but less and less time. I didn’t even dress up the whole desk area, but I will have it done for the reveal next week! Cross your fingers!

Next week: The wall above the bed and Reveal time!

Till then, remember to check out the other weeks:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

For now, Pin it so you don’t forget it!

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