Belle’s New Room Before
My son Michael moved out of the house back in September. Belle had been waiting for that day for a long time. With his departure she got to move into his long awaited room 🙂
Before she could move in though, we had a lot to do. The carpet was original to when we built the house (20 years) and was blue. The blue was nice for a little boy, but after 20 years of A LOT of wear and tear it was definitely time to replace it.
My goal for the room was:
- Tear up and replace the carpet
- Paint the walls
- Give the room a thorough cleaning (woodwork, vents, etc)
- Decorate the room according to Belle’s wishes
Unfortunately the before picture really doesn’t show all the decorations that were up. Michael’s room was always WAY to messy to take any pictures of it. As you can tell however, it had an Americana theme going.
Since we were also turning Belle’s old room into an office I decided to make it easy on us and choose the same paint color and carpet for both rooms. We decided to go with a Valspar color called Arid Plains in both rooms. Belle and I both agreed that we liked the color.
I like to keep the carpets neutral ( I learned that lesson after we put in the blue carpet in Michael’s room and white in my bedroom) so I settled for a light beige in both rooms. By shopping around I was able to get an awesome deal and could afford to do both rooms at once. To keep costs down I had planned to only re-carpet Michael’s room, leaving the office with the original carpet.
Belle didn’t need any new furniture, however she did need new bedding. After a lot of shopping and some stressful moments, we found a bedding set she liked at Macy’s. Unfortunately the bedspread didn’t have a matching bedskirt or window treatments to go along with it. As you’ll notice in the after picture, both of those are still missing. We did hit a good Martha Stewart sale at Macy’s so I got quite a deal on the sheet set.
The only thing left to do is finish up the walls. Belle wanted to keep her room very simple so we’re just going to go with some collage frames and hang a bunch of pictures of her and her friends on the wall. No complaining from this momma 🙂
Belle’s Room Before
Belle’s New Room After – We still need some pictures on the walls!
Belle’s Original Room – Quite the change!
As you can see, the room isn’t quite done but pretty close. She’s very happy to have a lot more space and I’m happy that so far it hasn’t gotten messy enough that I can’t leave the door open!