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!