I wanted to stylize Landen’s new shelves before taking pictures, but—didn’t happen. Oh, well. I’ll take a cue from Monsieur Monkey there, & just relax!
I lUv the ReStore, here’s why—
- the storage shelf/now bed wall– $10
- the under bed storage– $20 (his half)
- the EXIT sign– $10
- the swing arm lamp– $5
- the portrait light– $2
- the spigot drawer handles– $1 and $2 each, for a total of $10
- 3 under bed drawer handles– all $1
Total spent $58! HUge budgetary help!
From the very start, Landen wanted a blue room. He picked out all kinds of blues to show me—ALL variations on navy, o-kaaay. I happened on this blue paint on an ooops rack for $5. It would NOT have been my 1st choice, but I really warmed up to it. *Everyone seems to make the same comment about the color and stripes—“There’s something sort of “Dr. Seuss” about the room. . !“
Asking my niece about a mirror above the dresser, she suggested a chalk board or something instead until he’s older. Hmmmm. . .
When I went to meet up with the Craig’s list guy about the barn board, I saw a metal ring laying on the ground–a ring from an old bathroom sink– $1. I’ll take that. An sos pad scrubbed it up, I cut up a cork board to fit— et, voilà!
I bought an “L” from Hobby Lobby, printed out and decoupaged a bunch of “Landen” pictures in black and white, and, you finally see that $2 portrait light!
The Closet-Wall. The goal was sort of “minimalistic!” So I purposely striped the closet door to “eliminate” any extra “interruptions” in this little room. When the door is closed, it’s just–gone! *And even the tv and stand will be gone very soon–in favor of a small 19″ tv that can sit on the shelf or mount on the wall. –Boys and their video games–?!
Before all is said and done, I intend to re-frame the low window, adding a frieze board on top and raising the roller shade. Let’s at least fake it that the window is higher and more architectural!
Opening the closet door you’ll find a very well organized space–well, NOW, you will! Completely simplified and stream-lined.