Sunday, 5 February 2012

The bedroom of doom!

Yep, it's pretty bad!

I really want to decorate all 4 of my kid's bedrooms this year, and am starting with Brodie's.  Brodie is 8 years old, but sadly his bedroom doesn't reflect this - in actual fact, every single room and hallway in our house (with the exception of the hubster and I's bedroom which is a disaster of a whole different colour) is painted this light mustardy tone - it is pretty inoffensive, but very, very dull.

I can't believe I am even publishing these pictures on the internet, but you can't have a good "reveal" without the pitiful "before pictures", eh?  So here goes.

These double doors are the entrance to his bedroom (on the other side of these is our family room) - yes there are TWO tellys in here - one doesn't have the necessary sockets for his little plug in video games, so he has a TV exclusively for gaming!  One will have to go in the revamp however...

I have to point out that no Brodie does NOT use a drum pad for a pillow, and his blankets are usually more extensive - last night was Saturday and he and his brother had a sleepover in the family room last night.

Here is the wall opposite the bed - the whole wall has a ledge running along it.  The black TV is on the floor as I already removed the first dresser to work on it - that will be in the next blog post!

And the next few shots are taken standing over by the tvs, showing the other end of the bedroom - his bedroom narrows into a corridor for the last part of it.

And here is the "corridor" part of the room - it has become something of a dumping ground in the last few weeks (this is why I am embarrased to share these pictures with you - what a midden, as we say in Scotland!)

The tall thing in the foreground is a piece of papier mache furniture I made about 2 years ago, and have yet to finish - I could never decide what I wanted to do!  That's a blog post for another day!

Below is a project that didn't turn out quite how I wanted - yes, it's a duct tape dresser!  It never did get finished, and once Brodie's TV went on top of it, the tape got all torn in places.  I bought some "goo gone" so I am hoping I'll be able to strip it back and re-do it for the new room.

 So, there you have it.  I am hoping that by the time I photograph this bedroom again, it will be a room of much awesomeness and colour.  Wish me luck!

Nikki x


  1. The good thing about showing before pictures is it makes us want to come back and see how you've transformed the space. AND it's a reminder to YOU that you've committed to do so. lol

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  2. I totally agree Liz - I am working away a little each day on the room and the furniture which will be in it - can't wait to see how it all looks in the end - lets be honest, it couldn't really look any worse, haha!


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