As we start this project, I have a plan for my daughter’s room. Of course I do. I have a plan for all things except the books I write. Still haven’t figured that one out!
My 10 Step Plan
Paint Trim White
While the trim is in reasonably good shape for being over forty years old, it is dated. We’re hoping a fresh coat of paint will help with that.
Paint Room Light Purple
We figure a nice soft purple will keep the room bright and open. Purple has been her favorite color for three years, and I have painted her room “recently”.
Take off the Doors – You lose the middle third of the closet as a door is always covering this. We’ll keep the doors in the basement, but we want to open it up so the whole thing is useable
Organizing System – I am researching this now, but closet space in 1970s home is a premium. She has a standard six foot reach in closet. I want to use all the space. We have an inexpensive system in there now, but it doesn’t use the space well. I’d prefer a system where if we move we can take it with us. This is where the lion’s share of the budget is going.
Curtains over Closet and Attach Hyrule symbols to the rods
4. Make an easy canopy
a. Put up curtain rods over bed and attach Hyrule symbols to the rod.
b. Drape inexpensive fabric over the rods
5. Wall sticker symbol of Hyrule on the wall over her bed but under the canopy
6. Hyrule pillow for her bed.
7. New Curtain rod for her window
a. Trade out the dark curtain for sheers
b. Attach hyrule symbols
c. Honeycomb fabric light blocking shade
8. Hyrule light switch plate
9. New vent cover
10. New Rug
Contemplating hiring an electrician to come put a ceiling light in the room. Currently, there is no overhead lighting at all
I had originally budgeted $500 for the whole project. Okay, stop laughing. Seriously. It’s really not funny!
I have since learned the closet system will probably cost more than that. I’ve thought long and hard about it, but a good closet system will last us forever, especially if it’s one we can take with us when/if we move. I’m reassessing the budget, especially if I also want to bring in an electrician.
Of course, the electrician could wait a few months. The clothes all over the floor? Those need to find a home in the closet!
What do you think? Anything you’d add? Anything I’m missing?