My guest room makeover for the $100 room challenge is done and I love the way this little space has turned out! I was starting with a pretty blank canvas – a white room with some bookcases, a queen sized bed and some cute wall sconces. With some small updates the room now feels more inviting and has WAY more personality!

Vintage Gallery Wall, DIY Pallet Wood Headboard and Wood Bead Light Fixture | $100 Guest Room Makeover | House by the Bay Design

The modern vintage gallery wall is a fun way to display old family photographs and art that had been hiding in a closet. Because these pieces are so traditional it was hard to figure out how to display them, but by using the entire wall I think this gives the whole thing a more modern feel.

Gibson Girl | Modern Vintage Gallery Wall | $100 Room Challenge | House by the Bay Design

The Gibson Girl print is one of my favourites – her caption is “Not Worrying About Her Rights” <insert eye roll here>

By far my favourite part of the room is the new:

DIY Pallet Wood Headboard and Wood Bead Light Fixture | $100 Guest Room Makeover | House by the Bay Design

I could not be happier with how it turned out and it was super easy. I’ve posted a full tutorial if you want to create your own DIY pallet wood headboard here.

In addition to the gallery wall and headboard, I also painted one wall in the room a deep grey/brown that was leftover from our living room. The colour is from CIL and is called Grey Mountain. The rest of the walls are the original white paint done by the builder. Eventually I’ll probably paint them as well, but for now they’re still looking pretty good.

DIY Wood Bead Light Fixture | $100 Guest Room Makeover | House by the Bay Design

The overhead light was another new addition. I love the look of wood bead light fixtures but hate the price tag. This was a thrift store find that got a little makeover with some wood beads and a small leather tassel.

I bought the supplies and assembled the light fixture for my $100 laundry room makeover originally, but tit ended up being too big for the space. Lucky for me, it’s perfect for this room!

Vintage Gallery Wall and DIY Pallet Wood Headboard | $100 Guest Room Makeover | House by the Bay Design

So how did I do sticking to a $100 budget? Pretty well, actually!

Gallery Wall Additions: $26.52
Pallet Headboard Supplies: $32.50
Light Fixture + Supplies: $38.79

Total: $97.81

Now I can’t wait for our next guests to arrive – although, they’ll probably have to fight Joni for the bed 😉

Helping Kitty | $100 Guest Room Makeover | House by the Bay Design


Make sure to check out all the other participants in the $100 room challenge!

12 Comments on Guest Room Makeover Reveal | $100 Room Makeover Challenge

  1. Elizabeth Jones
    September 27, 2017 at 11:23 am (4 months ago)

    I’ll always be in love with wooden bead lights. Love the new space!!

  2. Megan Donahoe
    September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am (4 months ago)

    Okay, that pallet wood headboard is the best thing ever!! Seriously–I’m plotting where I could put one in my house!!!

  3. Emy
    September 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm (4 months ago)

    The light fixture is so cool! I love that bedding! Great job!

  4. Liz
    September 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm (4 months ago)

    It’s a gorgeous space. The headboard is amazing!

  5. Morgan
    September 29, 2017 at 9:07 am (4 months ago)

    that headboard really is stunning! bravo & great job!

  6. Deneen
    October 1, 2017 at 1:02 am (4 months ago)

    I hear you, my dog and cat are always in the middle of whatever project I am working on. I’m pretty sure they think they are helping 🙂 I love the lamp ad the Gibson girl print. Yay! Now you can have guests!

  7. Lindsay Brown
    October 1, 2017 at 7:52 am (4 months ago)

    The headboard is amazing!!

  8. Melissa
    October 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm (4 months ago)

    I love it! It’s got such a cool vintage boho vibe going on and it looks stunning. Your DIY light fixture is so fabulous too! Beautiful job on the makeover.

  9. Meredith @ The Palette Muse
    October 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm (4 months ago)

    This room is so cozy and inviting now! I love all the touches you’ve added, but that headboard is still my favorite. The whole room looks amazing!

  10. Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    October 5, 2017 at 9:36 am (4 months ago)

    This room is absolutely gorgeous! That headboard is just stunning. I showed it to my husband hoping we might be able to do something like that. Also LOVING that light fixture. So happy to have you join the challenge this round!!!

  11. Stephanie
    October 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm (4 months ago)

    I absolutely love this room! It’s so different from what we typically see- all white everything and that is my favorite part about it! Great job!


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