It’s the halfway point of the ORC and this is basically how I feel about myself and my decision to participate in this 6 week room makeover bootcamp, whilst attending to client projects and oh you know, keeping my family alive with food and whatnot.
If you’re new here I am making over my 17 year old’s crazy-town of a room, going in this general direction:
Bamboo shades, repurposed from my living room, have been hung.
We have replacement windows that take up the interior of the window trim, so I couldn’t truly inside mount, but the “faux inside mount” works for me, especially since the shades are about 1/8″ too big to fit inside the trim anyway. The best part is that I didn’t have to spend any $$$. Woohoo!!
Speaking of $$$ for the makeover, this week I sold Peter’s existing dresser and bookcase to fund this project and make room for furniture that better fits the space.
I really loved the idea of the plumbing pipe rustic shelving (that wood and metal combo, so masculine and mighty right???) but after figuring out what I would need, pricing it all out ($300+), and thinking about the many steps involved for my particular needs, I just wasn’t feeling it anymore.
I walked out of the hardware store feeling like someone had let the air out of my footballs
(NOT TOM BRADY, obvi)
but then I remembered a smart Ikea hack that I first spied on Apartment Therapy,
so I went with plan B for the built in shelves.
The galvanized metal Hyllis shelving units from Ikea
some delicious stained wood……once I mulled over stain options.
2 // Rehab new short-and-long dresser.
3 // DIY a headboard.
4 // Build wall of shelves for storage and photo/art display.
5 // Install a picture ledge around room.
6 // DIY storage bins.
7 // Address the lighting.
8 // Figure out the desk area.
9 // The big surprise art project.
10 // Chalkboard wall fun.
11 // New bedding.
12 // And hopefully by November 12, a happy client!
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