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$100 ROOM CHALLENGE: Big Reveal


Finally the day has come! I have been stressing about this for weeks. I think because many of the items did not  come until the last-minute. The bedroom is designed  in a coastal style hopefully to wow guests and make my son happy. I dressed up the bed with the indigo blue pillows and a turquoise dyed bed topper. I created the pillows with a technique called Shibori.(will post on that another day) I added some glass vases for the table and placed a few saw palmetto leaves in them. My hand-made oyster shell is the perfect coastal accessory and free. To add some more coastal and blue accents to the wall I found some framed prints at HomeGoods. The braided rug is from Potter Barn. The ceramic stool which is used for a side table is from Overstock. I love my bench, but I found it at Marshalls at a steal last year. The little sail boat and boat oak were repainted white to match with the rest of the room. As challenging as you make think to decorate a space for $100, it actually proved to be rather fun and easy. You learn to use what you have around the house and spend the $100 on accessories.


I would like to thank Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry  for organizing such a fun challenge. If this is your first time to my blog or challenge here is week /1/2/3/. As for the Shibori pillow cover DIY, will be posting that another day. Stop by below to see  the other gals REVEALS. Will you be re-freshing a room anytime soon?

Shopping Guide

Pedestal Table {OverStock}//Bed {similar Overstock}//Ceramic Stool {OverStock}// Photography Floor Light {Potter Barn}//Braided Rug{similar Overstock)


  1. The white and white scheme looks fresh and inviting. I’d love to sit by the windows with all that bright light and read a good book.

  2. This whole room look amazing! I love the blue and aqua accents with all the white, and I’ll definitely be checking back for that shibori tutorial. That’s just what I need for one of my rooms!

    1. Meredith,
      I am now obsessed with Shibori!, its messy but its like Magic! when the colors change in the air.

  3. Maria, this is so beautiful! Your spaces are always so calm and airy. You definitely nailed the coastal chic vibe.

    1. Monica,You have made me feel like a million bucks with that comment! Thanks and have a fabulous weekend.

  4. I love your windows! What a calm room–I really need to get my butt in gear working on our bedroom.

  5. I am in love with this room! I’m definitely feeling the coastal vibe!

    1. Thanks Tracy, glad it came across as coastal! I was trying to accomplish that very thing.Have a great weekend.

  6. Lovely bedroom – my favorite part is the shell mirror and candle holder

  7. It looks gorgeous. Any guest would be happy to relax in this room. I love that seating area you created, and the pops of blue are perfect. It was SO fun having you be a part of this challenge!

  8. The aqua dresser is stunning! I love how it stands out against the white. So pretty!

  9. Those windows and shutters are gorgeous. Very classy room! Thanks for sharing with us at Share the Wealth Sundays!

    1. Krystal, Your parties are so wonderful, I have added you to my party list.

  10. I ADORE that map focal point over the bed and how all of your other touches bounce off the soft colors in the maps. Placing that against all the white. Just dreamy. Your guests are not going to want to leave;)

  11. Hi Maria, What a lovely room! Love the colors and the plantation shutters! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  12. What a lovely space for you son and lucky guests! I really like the coastal vibe. It looks so fresh and pretty!

    1. Kathy, your project also is so charming and stylish! It was a great challenge! Thanks

  13. What a gorgeous room challenge. I love what you did in the room. Great colors too. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

    1. Thanks Vanessa, your party is so much fun and has great projects and recipe, I have added you to my party list.

  14. It looks great Maria! I love the serene vibe to it, and still absolutely love that rug!!

  15. I could rest a while in that pretty costal room. I am partial to maps, so that arrangement above the bed makes the room for me! Oh, and the plantation shutters and that gorgeous wood floor!

    1. Maureen,
      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the maps, its a fun project to decorate for $100 and under.

  16. I think I have told you before but, those shutters! I love them so much. They add such character. The room looks great. Blue is my favorite color so I totally dig all the blue!

  17. This room looks so lovely and relaxing! I love coastal vibe!

  18. It looks so relaxing! I adore that table between the two chairs! It is so perfect!

    1. Thats a really comfy set of chairs, my daughter didn’t want them any more so I took them.

  19. Your bedroom is lovely. Very peaceful. Thank you for sharing your makeover at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

    1. Sharon, you are such a doll, thanks again for the feature and I am so happy you like my room challenge. I have added you to my party list.

  20. Your room makeover is lovely. I love all of the coastal touches you’ve include. I especially love the maps above the bed. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

  21. Your room is very light, bright and relaxing! Lovely ! Thanks for sharing it with us @ #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I love your party! I have added you to my party list.

  22. Gorgeous bedroom. I will be featuring this tonight at my winter blues wednesday link party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

    1. You are so nice to feature me, I have added your party to my party list on my blog.

  23. Love the maps on the wall and those sliding doors! Such a light and relaxing feel to your room! Thanks for sharing it at Funtastic Friday!

  24. Maria, your room looks so pretty! I love coastal style and see elements in this room that I have in my own house – shell mirror, framed nautical map…..your white and blue color scheme is so fresh and pretty, love everything you did!

    1. Thanks Lisa, I appreciate that you stopped by! Have a fabulous rest of your week.

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