Monday, January 14, 2013

The Boy's "Before" Bedroom



We've officially made a start on The Boy's bedroom overhaul!

This is a project we've been discussing for about a year now... It's almost ludicrous, I know. But it is my belief that sometimes these things have to percolate in the mind for a time before they can be poured out into the real world... Anyway, the work has finally, finally begun. I know, I have an actual goal. Amazing stuff.

Before sharing any progress, I thought I'd show some "before" pictures and our BIG list of plans. There's a lot to be done in this little room but our hope is to keep the changes simple, work with many of the existing elements, donate a lot of stuff, keep the waste to a minimum, and be done swiftly!

Here's what the room looked like before we started, and our wish list for its improvement:









Can't wait to see the backside of that red and orange colour scheme. Yikes-ey... I'll be back with an update soon. Wish us luck!

♥M

9 comments:

  1. Good luck! We're building a new room in the roof for my little one and the baby on the way and it's so exciting as it's the first time I've ever really planned a room from scratch rather than things just evolving organically. I'm having fun using the internet for inspiration.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your boy's room overhaul!

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  2. Hello Miochele,
    What a big project! I look forward to seeing the transformations.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  3. I can't wait to watch the transformation!! We are in the midst of a slow remodel of our boys room, too, and I can't wait for some Michele inspiration!

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  4. You are so organized - wow, a list in detail! I love how you plan to tackle it - have fun and can't wait to see the results.

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  5. I agree about percolating - both Tim and I tend to percolate stuff for a very long time. What is funny about percolating is that if you percolate long enough the decision and action is much more decisive and quick than it normally is.

    I can see where the room needs updating for Boy but it is cute as it is too.

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  6. Wow, great plans! We stalled after buying our boy is his 'big boy' furniture. He's been waiting for a paint update for 2 years now. Poor kid.

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  7. I believe the result will be great!:) Your son should like the new look of his room, that's the point! My son made "the big change" together with his father, while I was absent for 10 days and they surprised me a lot. They really did! New colours of the walls, the furniture - rearranged, window shades instead of the curtains, etc. This is such a thrilling moment of a family's life - good luck and a wonderful mood, while changing things!!;-)

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  8. Well that should keep you occupied for a while! lol
    Great idea to utilise trhe cupboard in that way, is it deep enough to have shelving on its interior walls too?
    What a lovely way to start his new year off with an updated space for him too.

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  9. On second inspection I spied the egg carton storage in the last picture. Very you, Michele! Big N also has one going now for his 'treasure' collection. : )

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