The majority of the cost for the One Room Challenge Reading Nook project went towards the lighting and hardware. Those were the largest ticket items for the space, but I truly think they make the space shine. It’s the jewelry that makes it sparkle.
Other than those major items that I splurged on, I used mostly scrap wood and trim and supplies I already had at home. I did purchase two gallons of paint and one gallon of primer, along with a new paint sprayer and the ZIPWALL system to create a room for painting in. But all of those supplies will be used again when we paint the closet and ongoing for future projects, so it was worth the investment.
As far as styling goes, I used everything I already had other than the three woven baskets for loose books. I shopped my home and borrowed from other spaces to complete the look. Many of the styling items are toys or things I had tucked away in storage waiting for the perfect moment.
Here’s the budget breakdown.
What I purchased:
- Paint – $112 (2 gallons paint, 1 gallon primer)
- Lighting – $385 (qty 3), excludes shipping costs
- Smart Plug Powerstrip – $24
- Door Hardware (knob, deadbolt) – $185
- Curtains – $70 (2 panels)
- Curtain Rings – $20
- Pleating Supplies – $15
- Heat Bond – $5
- Trim/Plywood – used scraps and bought one primed MDF 1×4 ($10)
- French seam linen chair – $30
- Woven baskets – $30 (qty 3)
- Paint Sprayer – $270
- Painting Supplies – $60
- ZIPWALL paint system – $165
Total minus paint supplies: $886
Total with paint supplies: $1,381
Things I already had:
- Pillow (similar)
- Cabinet Knobs (leftover from dresser)
- Curtain Rod
- Amazon Echo
- Small stool
Things that were gifted:
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