Friday, August 19, 2011

Paige's Room - Part 2

We just got back on Tuesday from our Tour de Pittsburgh.  We hit a lot of places in Pittsburgh in too short of time.  In three days we visited The Strip District, The Rivers Casino, Kennywood, Sand Castle and went to a Pirates game.  You'd never know we only live an hour north!!

But I wanted to get back on track with Paige's room.  I figured some before photos would be helpful and since she's in the shower, I ran and took some shots of her bedroom.  Sorry that they aren't the best.  I stuck my camera on auto and shot away before she got done.  She would not be thrilled to know her room was on my blog.  Anyone with a moody 12.5 year old going on 40 will know what I'm talking about.

Currently her room is purple and green.  Purple was always her favorite color and since I had received my mom's spare bedroom furniture when she moved to Florida in 2004, it just worked great to keep green as an accent color.

Paige's room is the first room you see when you come to the top of my second floor.  Normally her door is shut so it's never a problem when it's a disaster.  And normally it's a disaster!  But I had her clean it before we left and her friend's are coming over in a few hours to go to the Lawrence County Fair and she ridded it up a bit.  If you look closely on top of her dresser you will see some dishes.  DRIVES.ME.NUTS.

Yes the one curtain rod is falling down.  The existing nail hole is just too worn out and I've never taken the time to fill it with putty.  I promise it will get fixed when we do her curtains.

This is the view to the left of her door way.  Her closet door does not close all the way.  Very common problem in old houses, but we're good at fixing that.  Just never gotten to the curtain rod.

Yes- that is her gerbil.  The same one from Easter years ago!!!

This is the view looking into the hallway.  Her walls are pretty banged up.  When I removed the wallpaper, I really didn't do a good job of sanding any rough areas.  Plus Paige used to have tons of posters on her walls and so they are chipped from tape.  She wouldn't use poster putty.  Also if you look real close between the two doors, below the light switch is a hole in her plaster.  We're guessing it's from all the door slamming she's done in the 8 years we've lived here.  It just fell off a few weeks ago and so we have to rip out the plaster and fix it with drywall.  Again you can see MORE DISHES!!!!

This is the only wall that will accommodate her bed.  We've had it in front of the two front windows, but it makes me nervous.   The green armoire doesn't hold anything except stuffed animals.  It does have two drawers with shirts and shorts, but we are not replacing it.  I think we will either put in a closet organizer or use under bed storage as her dressers really don't hold much clothes.  To me they just take up a lot of space to store items that can be put somewhere else.

This is a view from the door way of the other wall.  That long dresser has 3 drawers that hold her underwear, socks, pajamas, and sweat shirts.  I'm thinking of getting 2 side tables for her bed to store undies and pajamas and again use closet organizer or under bed storage for sweat suits.

 Paige loves the color green now.  At Christmas time, I found this quilt at Homegoods and it's the inspiration for her new room.  Luckily, she loves it too.  She had said she wanted to redo her room in blue and green and I thought this was perfect.  I want her room to have a grown up feel. 

She picked out furniture that she saw in the PB Teen catalog.  She only wants a vanity and a new desk.  I can't afford PB Teen and I think I should be able to find what she wants cheaper at other stores.  I just purchased her desk 2 years ago and I am probably just going to paint it white as that's the color she wants her new furniture.  Once we pick out colors for her walls, I can get started.  I would like to be done within the next few weeks (furniture and new bed not included).  And she's real excited too!!

1 comment:

Live Simply- Live Well said...

so fun! I am excited for yall! I love getting to redo rooms. I love looking at linens and bedding!!!