Have you ever made plans to redecorate one room in your house, only to get inspired to do something to a different space altogether? My poor bedroom has been waiting for years to get some attention. I totally planned to give it some this summer. But then I innocently stepped foot into Home Goods last week and spotted this little green dresser. It called my name. Alas, I had no place to put it.
It was such a bargain, I bought it anyway. And when I got home, I realized it would work perfectly with the blue glass lamp I loved that was sitting neglected in the basement. And those two together would be perfect in the playroom. Too bad there wasn’t room for them. But if I moved Lily’s kitchen set down to the basement…and then moved the TV cabinet to the other wall, and got some new shelves that fit in the space where the TV used to be…well, it just might work!
I spent the day reorganizing toys and trying to figure out a new furniture layout for the room. I liked it, but then I thought, geez, those white walls sure are boring. They need something. Out came the blue tape, and I started playing with another idea:
Can you guess where I’m going with this?
I’ve been wanting to try a board and batten treatment for a long time, and this seemed like the perfect room for it. We painted the wall above it “Limeade” (Valspar) and a glossy white beneath. Now Dave is hanging the strips of wood. Here’s how one corner looks so far:
We’ll have to caulk and paint it when he’s done. Then buy new shelves. Pillows. Window treatments. Light fixtures. And a whole bunch of other stuff. That green dresser is turning out to be a lot more expensive than I imagined! But in the end I think we’ll have a playroom that’s much better suited for my kids, who have grown up a lot since we moved in.
My poor bedroom, on the other hand, will have to wait a little longer…
*UPDATE: Click Here to see how the playroom turned out!*