What if you could totally transform a room in your house in only 30 days?
It’s not a crazy thought, you know.
Here at Thrift Diving, we’ve been doing 30-Day Room Challenge makeovers since 2014! We usually hold about two per year because any more than that gets overwhelming. But one of the favorites is our amazing JUNE ROOM Challange! The beautiful part is that we get results.
It’s not about doing it yourself, but rather, doing it along with about 30-40 other readers just like you, myself included!
Back in 2014, we kicked off the 30-Day June Room Makeover Challenge (2014) as a way to motivate me and you to finally get a room done in our house!
I don’t know about you, but it’s so easy to start this project…and that project…and you end up getting nothing done.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
It’s time to commit to making a change in our homes, starting with a single room or space in only 30 days!
Meet the awesome readers that signed up for the 30-Day JUNE ROOM Makeover Challenge!
Meet The Challengers!
Click each person below to jump to their “BEFORE” pictures!
Serena’s Husband’s Office
This is the ugliest room in our house! Since doing other challenges with my readers here on the blog, I’ve been able to tackle many of the other rooms. But this one still needs help!
The plan is to paint (I love turquoise but this room needs a change!), maybe refinish the floors, get rid of the bookcase maybe, paint the sewing cabinet and fix up that side to be inviting for me to get my sewing done, refinish the desk for hubby, get a new rug, and hang curtains. The closet is also getting decluttered and organized!
Cindi’s Back Porch/Mudroom
“This is the entry point the majority of time for our house since the driveway is in the back and we rarely use the front entrance. It has become a catch-all for anything that needs to be ‘dumped’ or ‘temporarily’ stored. I have french doors that are the entrance, a concrete floor, and a kitchen door.
The walls are a dingy, dusty blue. I started peeling off the border by the slanted ceiling last year, since it was pulling away from the wall in spots, but, never finished, with so much stuff in the way. The hutch has to stay – it was given to me by my son-in-law’s mother before she passed away, and I can’t bring myself to let it go.
I am thinking of painting it, and you can probably see some test paint on it. I put collectibles in it, and it looks nice when stuff isn’t piled in front of it. We used to sit out there, years ago, but, it became too cluttered and no matter how many times I’ve straightened it up, there’s just too much stuff out there.
One end is completely taken up by a huge oak drafting table that my husband put there many years ago. It literally takes up all the space at one end. In the first picture, you can see the hutch – it’s the first thing you see to your right when you walk in. To the left of the kitchen entrance is a small closet that we’ve used for coats, but, I’m thinking about turning into a utility closet for my rug shampooer, broom, mop, etc. It is small, but, we also keep our Christmas tree in there, as well as a good portion of our Christmas ornaments and decorations in the cupboard above it.
I’m not worried about a coat closet because I have hooks on the wall for coats, a coat rack, and a bench to sit on (when you can reach it). We also have a huge closet for coats at our front entry, and hooks in the downstairs hallway for coats, next to the kitchen.
I’m going to declutter, donate what isn’t needed, clean and then pretty it up out there, so it makes a better impression. That will involve some daily time out there, going through everything, before the cleaning and pretty stuff can start.” ~Cindi
Leanna’s Master Bedroom
Cindy’s Screened-in Porch
“Ok, ok full disclosure, these pictures are from the real estate site’s photos… We own the house just haven’t moved in yet. The previous owners needed a little more time to vacate so we are being patient. Moving Day is June 12th which is why I chose this space to start with, I think I can handle this one in the two weeks that I will have to make it over!
Yes, the previous homeowners have some beautifully chunky furniture… But… not my style! I love Farmhouse warm and cozy with just a little industrial thrown in for good measure. I believe I am going to paint the little cove a rich teal color and possibly make a nice big rug, add in a few DIY Décor projects and a picture wall! In addition, the previous owners have a cat which loves wood corners… so the hubby will be helping me fix those in this space as well as every other corner in the house! We love our animals, don’t we?!” ~Michele
Suzie’s Living Room
“[This is] my main living space, is about 12’x15′ and fronts straight onto the outside world. You can see the mess around the fireplace where the seal went letting the smoke out, and a couple of places where my cats decided to scratch at the wallpaper.” ~Suzie
“Here is my treacherous backyard which I will be working on for the June Room Makeover. As you can see, there are some dangerously crumbling concrete stairs, a ditch where a pond was long ago removed, an empty pool awaiting a new pool liner and exposed pool pipes. I have a lot of the materials ready for the Makeover, I just need to actually work on the Makeover.” ~Kaytee
“This is the breezeway of the 1970s house we moved into yesterday. I gave myself an easier challenge to start with.” ~Grace, Washington State
“It’s official. I’ve joined the challenge. I’ve recently taken a break from work as an assistant brand manager for a beauty company while I work on enrolling for my master’s degree in marketing. It’s a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the time.
I’ve walked in and by this bathroom daily wishing for a makeover or that one day it would be magically transformed. Guess what… it never happened! Ha
So this lifeless, cookie-cutter bathroom will be my first project and I’m so excited to join the group. Challenge accepted!” ~Bianca, California
Angela’s Dining Room
“Here they are….50 Shades of Brown!! The floors are brown, the furniture is brown, the walls are tan. No real theme, just a lot of brown. I’m SO OVER IT!! And so is the naked chic at the front door….don’t ask. I’m ready to add color, texture, sparkle and LIFE into my house. Thank you, Serena, this was the perfect inspiration.” ~Angela, Texas
Sandra’s Living Room
“We are in Michigan but the house I’m doing is in Texas. We won’t be leaving here until the 16th of June! Don’t know if I will finish, but I’ll do what I can. Just bought the place so it is gong to be a surprise for all of us as I have never seen it before.” ~Sandra
Erin’s Home Office
Gwen’s Grandma Room
- Organize some of my parent’s memories
- Clean up and toss re-evaluate closet stuff
- Clear walls and tables to put family photos in a book
- Move Grandma/s portrait to the inner wall???
- Reframe her birth certificate
- Want to paint !! Please!!!!
Elisha’s Stairs Makeover
” [This] room is small, I hope it takes less than 30 days. Will be removing the 2×8 and drywall, replacing the fluorescent light, new mirror, replace the counter top and sink, paint the cabinet, the ceiling, trim and walls. Replace the beige toilet and brass fixtures. I have already started on the shelves! I look am slowly bring this house out of the 1990’s!!” ~Nadine, Virginia
Pam’s Guest Bedroom
Haley’s Master Bedroom
Jenna’s Bedroom Makeover
Nicole’s Master Bedroom
“My project for this month is our upstairs hall bath. When we moved in 2 years ago, we decided not to use that bathroom because a) it only had a shower (no tub); b) it allegedly was leaking through to the downstairs bathroom; and c) we didn’t really need it as we have a master bath and a bathroom on the main floor. So for the past two years it has been the home of our cats’ litter boxes.
A few weeks ago I accepted a new job that will allow me to work from home part time, and the most convenient space for a home office was the downstairs guest room. We moved the guest room to my son’s room and moved him in with his sister. Now our guests will be upstairs, so we need to clean and update the bathroom so they can use it. Attached are pictures from when we moved in and from now.” ~Danielle
Kristi’s Parent’s House