Saturday, June 27, 2009

Room Re-Do

Posted by Mandy at 9:49 AM
This morning I got an insane urge to reorganize Madison's room. Her room has been EXACTLY the same since we bought our house 4 years ago. She's been begging to change her room, so I figured we'd at least toss out a lot of trash and old toys and move some furniture around. Mid-way through getting EVERYTHING out to sort, I figured I should really document this with photos!

Now, I must say that Madison's room is typically very clean. She's great about keeping everything put in its place. This disaster was totally ME. You know.. sometimes you have to create a mega mess in order to clean up!




This is the kids' 'game place.' They sit here and eat, drag every video game out, and play during down time. I HATE this space. This is a second closet in her room and we didn't need it for closet space, so we kinda just left it. We figured one day we'd turn it into something cute. I'm ready for that day!



Here is the 'sort of' after shot. I put her bed in the closet nuk and plan to paint the walls back there soon. First, Madison and I are going to pick out new bedding for her bed, then we'll paint the closet to match.

The new game area is where her bed was. My plan is to pick out bedding, and find a complementary color to the pink already on her walls to paint just under the chair rail. So, leave the top part pink, but change the bottom color. We'll see what we can come up with. I'm thinking some shade of green (not green-green... but a variety there of) to go with the pink. I'm seeing pink and green put together everywhere lately and am growing fond of it! With it being so in style, shouldn't be hard to find bedding to match! The all pink is sort of babyish... so my daughter has lately explained to me..

You should see how much stuff I took out of this room! We have a ton of really cute stuffed animals (like the big My Little Pony stuffed ponies) and other great toys that she NEVER played with. If anyone would like to take a peek, you are free to take ANYTHING YOU WANT for free! You, of course, could always give a donation to our dog rescue if you wanted, but no obligation. You'd be helping me just by taking it! I also have a lot of little girl books (even a potty training book for girls) that I'm giving away. Gotta get rid of some of this stuff. It's amazing what one child can accumulate in 8yrs of life!
It's fun to start a new project! Gotta get up the nerve to settle on a paint color and get that done. I'm NOT good with changes like that so wish me luck!










3 comments:

Stacie on Saturday, 27 June, 2009 said...

We (James, KL, and I together) did this with KL's room about 6 months ago now. I sat in the living room sorting everything out while they brought in every single item in her room. This way she couldn't see what went in the trash and to charity, lol. As soon as I go to get rid of something, all of a sudden it is her most favorite toy. We literally went through every item and reorganized the entire room. We layed new floor and replaced her bed while we had everything out. It was a full day of work, but I still LOVE the results! It is so worth the mess made to get it all right.

Lou on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 said...

It looks good. I like it. I like the bed in the little nook.

Sun-Kissed Savages on Monday, 29 June, 2009 said...

I love redoing rooms!!

The bed int he nook is great! Wish we had some nooks around here!

Post a picture when you get the painting done, too!! It looks great already, and I can't wait to see the finished product. :-)

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