The Bedroom MakeoverFriday, June 27, 2014
For months and months I've continuously been going on about wanting to "update my room", "give it a freshen up" and so on. Now that my days don't have much to do I've decided to get started on it this week! To give you an idea of my room and what I hope to do this post is just a few photos of my room before anything has been done- sorry about the mess!
|Not too size layout of my room|
To basically sum up my room without looking at the pictures- it's quite a small rectangle shaped room. The main problem with my room is the actual placement of things in my room. On one end of my room there is my cupboard with a radiator sitting right next to it. Then on the right hand wall there is a small crawl space(?) type storage area that has loads of my mum and dads wedding gifts and such. From that wall it comes up at a slant with the window being their. Then on the wall directly across from the main cupboard is the bedroom door. All of these elements generally cause a bit of a kerfuffle when it comes to trying to place furniture.
Now done to the nitty gritty- what I will do, what I hope to do and what I would love to happen but probably won't!
What needs to be done
Clear out my cupboards/drawers: so this is probably the biggest challenge and possibly will take the longest. The reason being because I want to do a bit of spirng cleaning and get rid of any clothes, toys, etc that I don't need/fit any more so I have more space. I started this the other day and already filled about 5 black bags and 3 plastic bags!
Get good storage boxes/baskets: following on from the last point this is a must! I want some really cute storage boxes like this one from Matalan that I wouldn't be shamed to have on show. I also need a some new storage boxes for in my room for make up and stationery.
Get a desk: This might be a bit further down the line but with wanting to do a lot of design work and stuff I need a space where I can sit and actually get down to it. At the moment I will either sit in my bed and design stuff or sit on the floor in my dads office/living room to cut, trim and make stuff.
What I hope to do
A new bed: I have to say that from the photos above my bed actually does look a decent size but trust me it's not! For nights when Darren stays over, we end up sleeping in the spare double bed down the stairs. A double bed obviously wouldn't fit in my room but a small double might! My mum has hinted to me getting this so hopefully she keeps her word!
Room repainted: In both photos you can see a butterfly boarder going round my room, which is something that I don't exactly like any more. The last time I had my room painted was when I was in Primary 6 so that's literally about 2005 which is almost 10(!!!) years ago. Again my mum has also said that my room does need a freshen up and a new coat of paint so hopefully again she keeps her word!
What I would love to happen:
New chest of drawers: The ones I already have are pretty great but they are also getting quite old, I think I probably got them not long after 2005 so they are ageing too! A few of the drawers are also breaking and falling apart making it hard to actually open them up.
New flooring: This is the exact same circumstances as my room being painted but I'm not too bothered about it. The only thing is, is that the carpet is getting worn away with all the furniture on it and such. There is also a few marks from make up and late night painting mishaps!
That's really all for now, if you have any tips that you think that would help me out or are in the same situation yourself please let me know below!