Bedroom Re-Do: The Beginning

I decided to start in our bedroom with my room a week re-do challenge because it was really feeling chaotic in here.  It still does a bit although I can see some little pockets of calm.

Since it was a shorter week, I am following the steps I outlined in the first post but in a rather random order and combining steps a bit.

I made a list of things that were bothering me the most in the room:

  1. There is no real separate “office space.” I have never liked having the computer desk area in this room but we simply do not have room for this desk elsewhere in the house and it is too important to me to switch out for something else.
    Sadly, this is what my computer desk looked like a day after I had cleaned it.

    Sadly, this is what my computer desk looked like a day after I had cleaned it.

    Here is the view we get of the computer desk “office area” from our bed:

    This is really not a relaxing thing to see in a bedroom

    This is really not a relaxing thing to see in a bedroom

  2. My side of the bedroom had once again spiraled out of control and into chaos:Did I mention in my last post I had really let things slide?  Looking at this also reminded me of how I was in need of a place to put my preschool books (I had started organizing them with the magazine holders but had too many and not all of them fit right because of varying book sizes).   I also thought I wanted book ends for the dresser or eventually built-in bookcases…

    Yikes!

    Yikes!

  3. The unfinished walls in our bedroom which have been waiting for sheet-rock much too long were really bothering me as well.

Then, I spent some time cleaning and sorting.  I cleared off the entire top of the dresser (I did the laundry as well).

There is definitely something calming about clear, empty spaces

There is definitely something calming about clear, empty spaces

I decided as much as I like my books around me, I don’t want all of them in my bedroom.  I need calm in here.

The style I decided on for our bedroom that I think we both could actually like is a combination of romantic and beach house.

Don’t you hate looking at things on Pinterest and then, wanting all the things done and done now?  Of course, it doesn’t work that way because of time and budget constraints.

My ideas for a few quick fixes for this room were to mostly ignore my desk area for now.  I want to rearrange things a bit and hang a curtain to separate things. However, I will need husband help for those two things and neither of us was having a week where discussing moving furniture around would have ended happily.

After I cleaned my side of the bed, I decided on an idea to either cover the walls with sheets or “wallpaper” the walls using gift wrap.   I love the bed canopy made from sheets in this pin which also covers part of the wall.

I brought out a white sheet and debated for a while but ultimately decided for the wall above my dresser, “wallpaper” wrapping paper would be a better fit (and easier to install on our unfinished walls).

After a quick search of the basement revealed nothing suitable, I made a run to The Dollar Tree.  I found some wedding paper I thought might bring a bit of a romantic vibe to the room:

I wouldn't want a whole room of this but thought it would be nice for one wall

I wouldn’t want a whole room of this but thought it would be nice for one wall

I planned to attach it using double-sided tape, my husband said that would be okay and not likely to hurt anything.  I did the bottom of half of my wall just to see how it would look:

New wallcovering

New wall covering in progress

I did the bottom half of the wall after agreeing to wait and let my husband do the top half (something about “Please, don’t hurt yourself and if you can just wait until the weekend, I’ll do it for you…) this weekend.

I’m hoping to have a bit more finished looking bedroom by the end of the weekend and “after” pictures to show sometime next week.

Do you have any remodel in progress rooms in your house?  How do you cope?

 

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2 thoughts on “Bedroom Re-Do: The Beginning

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I think sometimes these home projects are never-ending! Good luck with your bathroom 🙂

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