Now before I share any pics, let's review the main objective: to create a space that did not make my skin crawl, pose imminent danger to my child, or result in an intervention-style reality t.v. program.
So, if you're here looking for decorating and design ideas, sorry. The goal for this project was simply to create a not-horrible spacce.
I am here to report: mission accomplished.
Here's the before:
And the after!
The t.v. corner. Before...
Shelves were built by my father-in-law and are from his old office. The baskets hold crafting supplies.
Office area. Before...
Here's some pictures we took after we cleaned out the room.
And some more after pictures...
Good overall view of the room. We used two scraps of carpet and padding from my grandparents' old family room on the floor. The seam is very visible. We're thinking of adding an area rug to cover up the worst of it, or maybe just running duct tape or something across it to keep drooly fingers away. Ideas?
This is my side of the room. Exercise bike (which I've actually been using!), and craft table for all my projects.
Barbie doll house my dad built for me when I was eight. I've used it as a bookcase for many years, but now I'm thinking it could be a doll house for Miss V. She loves Angelina Ballerina and I saw some vintage ones on ebay that would be the right scale for this house. I'm thinking this might be Angelina's cottage in another year or two.
Fabric makes me happy! Top four are from Amy Butler, fifth one down is from Joann's, and the one on the bottom is an Angelina Ballerina print. I showed it to Miss V to see if she recognized her favorite character and she was so excited! Hopefully she's gonna love fabric like Mama does.
World's oldest jar of Mod Podge. You can bet it doesn't cost $11.88 anymore! There may or may not be a tragic story involving this jar of Mod Podge and the carpet in my childhood bedroom.... Sorry Mom and Dad!
Mason Jar full of foam brushes. I need to find more uses for all my mason jars.
The paint is from Benjamin Moore. It's their Aura line of paint. It is seriously the best paint ever!
Everything else in the room was either something we already had, or was a hand-me-down passed to us from friends and family. We truly have bought nothing for this room.
What do you think? Isn't it amazing what paint can do?
That's all the info I can think to share at the moment. If you have any questions, ask away and I'll try to answer them in the comments.