He’s 4. The little guy. The baby. But he’s head and shoulders taller than other 4 year olds. And the poor guy got the littlest bedroom in the house. 1st come–1st served, you know.
His room has only been somewhat changed from the nursery he first moved into, so it was absolutely TIME TO GROW UP!
Here are the changes I made to his itty-bitty– roughly 7½ x 9ft –room.
Like walk-in-closet size.
Or NY city apartment size! ; D
I was just starting to formulate a design plan when I found this odd garage-storage piece at the ReStore during their annual Earth Day Celebration! Everything was ½ price!
↓ $20 –I couldn’t build this piece for that—and certainly no way for the $10 I paid for it! It totally steered this design!
1st, I hoisted the whole piece up on “legs,” and secured it all to the wall. Then I used the spacing of the shelves to create the stripes around the room– which distract attention from the room’s size.
To bring more texture, I cut up pallet boards to back the shelves. To bring in more color, I painted the ceiling green—my sister-in-law thought I’d lost my mind. “Aren’t ceilings supposed to be white–??“ Says who–??!!
storage piece new bed system will anchor Landen’s bed and give him storage for books, toys, games and other little boy things without taking up any more valuable floor space!
Another awesome ReStore find was a donated old waterbed frame with under-mounted drawers, $40. My niece wasn’t exactly enthusiastic, but said she trusted me. Half will go to each of the boys for extra storage–after some modifications, like what you see below.
Here’s Landen’s half!
And another view–tough to get a good shot without a wide angle lens, sorry.
More details tomorrow—
I’m sharing this project with these fABulous blogs!