I'm been talking about the big room switch for months and we are almost done. I already showed the classroom a few weeks ago and now, it is time to show off the master. I spent several hours this past Saturday going around the room and finishing up all the little things that needed to be done so that I can actually the room is complete.
First up are some before shots. We moved into what had been Josh's room. It is actually the middle sized room and it is right next to the bathroom. It was kind of bittersweet moving Josh out because it has always been just his room. You'll have to excuse the mess in these photos - my husband started moving stuff before I had a chance to take photos plus Josh had been sleeping in Nates room for weeks due to the heat - we had put a window AC unit in Nate's window to help cool off the living area and for the boys to use at night.
Simply Said Designs and I love it. Not only do I love how it looks, I also love the fact that it went up on the wall so easily!! I've ordered from other places and have found vinyl to be difficult to work with until now. I will only order Vinyl from this company from now on!
Just another view of the dresser. The lamp on the dresser was in our bedroom before and now has a perfect new home. We also took the TV out of our room. You will see where we put it and I'll explain why in a future post :-)
So, that is the new room. We both love it. It is only our room - not a storage room, treadmill room, sleeping room for kids, nothing. (Oh, we gave the treadmill to my mom - she's able to use it and right now, we truly do not have room in our house for it). We are also working at keeping the boys out of our room and teaching them it is not a room to play in - they have their own room plus the classroom AND the living room to play in currently and eventually will also have a playroom in the basement. They don't need to play in our room too!
A couple of side notes. As I mentioned earlier I tried really hard to use what we already had to put together our room. I even managed to find homes for everything I thought I needed command hooks or coat racks on the door for . .. plus it keeps things neater with nothing hanging on the back of the door. Second, this room is 100% complete as is but with that said, there are two things I'd like to do someday if I feel like it ;-) I'd like to add a second "bed skirt" that goes to the floor and covers our "storage". I'm thinking just some simple chocolate brown fabric held to the wood frame with Velcro - who knows, maybe I can even make it this winter. I would also like to change out the light fixture. I already have the new one picked out - I might even put it on my Christmas list (and save the old one so if we sell the house some day, I can switch them out and keep my special light!) Lastly, the "nightstand "that is on the closet side of the room doesn't really fit. (Our night stands are really end tables that worked great in our old room). If I see the perfect end table some day, I'll replace the one that doesn't quite fit HA! Those three items are not needed but, if I happen to come across the items, they would make great additions to the room!