Spring 2020 One Room Challenge : Project Budget + Cost

By Kylee Niederhauser

The Spring 2020 One Room Challenge has officially come to an end. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling, guys! I’ve shared all about the project, step by step, from week 1 to the final reveal. But during that time, we’ve never talked about budget! My budget for this project was $500, and I’m happy to report that I came in a bit under. 😉 Read on for the full breakdown!

If you’re new around here, welcome! I’m Kylee and I am an interior styler and property manager specializing in vacation rental properties. I’m most often working on other people’s homes, but during the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge I’ll be making over a room in my own home in Mission Beach (San Diego), CA! Follow along as I transform my three-year-old son’s bedroom over the next few weeks and stay tuned for the final reveal on July 5th!

Feature Wall

To build out the feature wall, we purchased 1″ x 2″ x 8′ primed MDF board and secured it to the wall using Loctite and a nail gun.

The wall sconce was purchased from Amazon and we converted it to a working light source (without hard-wired electrical) by super-gluing a rechargeable puck light to a socket adapter.

Feature Wall Costs

MDF Boards (2 packs of 6) $54.31

Loctite $5.37

Paint $35.54

Wall Sconce $36.62

Socket Adapter $2.34

Puck Light (2 pack) $28.73

TOTAL $162.91


We already had a set of our favorite sheets for Nash’s bed (in grey), but I decided to purchase a new coverlet from Target. I also bought this black sherpa pillow. The lumbar pillow is by Homie’s and was in our master bedroom but I like it in here better!

Bedding Costs

Coverlet $53.86

Sherpa Pillow $19.40

TOTAL $73.26


The woven planter was made from items that we had in our garage (a bathroom trash can, the base from a broken plant stand and a few zip ties) so there was no cost for that except the faux snake plant.

I created the surfing dinosaur graphic print myself and already had the frame so the only cost was printing.. and I had a coupon because I’m thrifty like that. 😉

For the art display wall, I ordered these clip boards from Amazon and used Command Strips to adhere them to the wall.

I used leftover spray paint and leather sheets (I had one and purchase one additional sheet) to update the step stool. To hide the internet router, I purchased and hung this planter and filled it with floral stems. The last purchase was a new rug which I bought from Target.

Decor Costs

Snake Plant $78.08

Photo Printing $2.14

Clip Boards $21.54

Command Strips $10.76

Step Stool $29.04

Leather Sheet $15.60

Hanging Planter $32.31

Floral Stems $10.76

Rug $34.99

TOTAL $235.22


I already own a laminating machine, so creating the drawer labels and hanging tags didn’t require any purchases. I also already had the binder rings in my craft box. So the only purchases were these document pouches and the felt baskets. I used my Target circle credits for the baskets so there was no cost for those!

Organization Costs

Document Pouches $16.15

Storage Baskets $0

TOTAL $16.15


That’s it for purchases for this challenge! The grand total was just under my $500 budget at $487.54. Head to this post to see more detail about my finished One Room Challenge space and you can see the projects from the other guest participants here!

Total Project Costs

Feature Wall $162.91

Bedding $73.26

Decor $235.22

Organization $16.15

TOTAL $487.54