The walls were the red color (like the "brick" jut-out) and I just felt they needed to be lightened up a bit. One boy wanted BLUE and one boy wanted BROWN, so I painted the walls a lighter blue and stained the shelves and wall unit a dark brown mohagany. The bunkbeds came down (for now) and I painted a "brick wall" where the wall comes out...pretty easy since the wall was already red to begin with and I just made lines.
I found an old frame and painted a gold "A" black.
They keep all their toys in the custom toy cabinet that Mark built. I wanted the look of barn doors. If the toys don't fit in here, we pass them on! We're a cluttery type, so if I don't put a limit on it, we'd be in trouble. Also put 4 bulletin boards on the closet door because I'm not a fan of posters and stuff all over the walls, so they can put whatever they want in that one spot, and the rest of the room stay cute and orderly.
Last year, I was searching for a small desk that was old. I found this vintage desk for $10...that's right, $10, with the chair included! SOLD!
Also, in the spring, I'm going to take "Interest Photos" of them that showcases everything they love at that time and put their photos up as well.
I redid this room for $95, which includes paint, vintage items, curtains, wall hangings, desk, bulletin boards, & stain. The toy unit, shelves, comforters and beds were already there. I need one more different pattern or texture to tie in, whether it be pillows or a cool picture or something, and then I'll be done for real. But for now, I've moved on to my girl's room and my own bedroom...so there'll be more to come soon. :) We can't sit still around here.
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