Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Daughter's Room

One of my projects, as I mentioned earlier, was to declutter, reorganize, clean and paint my daughter's room. No easy task. My daughter is far from being a minimalist. And being neat and orderly is not exactly her thing. But with persistence, and battle scars to prove it, I got the job done and here are the results...

This is what you see as soon as you walk into the room.



Her room is in the basement, something she has really enjoyed. It's very quiet and very private down here.



We bought her this furniture when we moved to Kingston in 2009, and although it's a little beat up, it's holding up far better than I expected.



One of the things I love about this room is the large closet. There is a lot of storage space; perfect for a teen girl.



We added this computer desk and chair this week. She's never had that before because she's never been allowed to have a computer in her room until recently. We didn't even have Wi-Fi until this spring. She was not a happy camper about that but parents have to do what they have to do.



Her bookshelf was old and scratched up, so I decided to paint it and freshen it up. I had some leftover paint from another project, which came in handy.



All in all I'm quite pleased with the results. The room could use some pictures on the wall, but since we're planning to move, we've decided to leave the walls bare and not put any holes in this freshly painted space.



Have a great day, everyone!

36 comments:

  1. wow you're such a smart cookie, and beautiful I love the place were I a teen in search for a room, I'd jump at it....why not make money while you're looking at a new place, or maybe this will appeal to a family with one rebellious teenager, gosh you guys thing of everything, ATTa Girl xo

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    1. This is a great space for a teenager. It's also a nice room for guests. Perhaps a nice big family will take an interest in the home. It's perfect for that.

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    1. We gotta put our best foot forward and sell this darn place!

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  3. Looks great! Now your daughter will want to move back in. :)

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    1. I'm not sure it's messy enough for her :) And life is much more exciting in her university city right now!

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  4. Looks very nice!!! I'd move in :) Wise idea not to put pictures on walls especially since freshly painted. Since we are renting for a year, we decided not to hang them since we would them have to patch the holes, etc. Not worth the hassle for a bit of time and when you get into your new place you can decorate to your heart's content :)

    betty

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    1. That is a good idea on your part. After finishing my daughter's room, I thought it would be a real shame to puncture the walls right after they've been freshly painted for a relatively short period of time. The new owners will find a clean slate and do whatever they want with it!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! You are working very hard.

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  6. Wow if I was looking for a home, this will attract me so much!

    Yes I think it's better to leave the walls bare!

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    1. The idea of making holes in this freshly-painted room stresses me! LOL..

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  7. The room looks great! It shows beautifully. When I was moving and cleaning, purging and painting I almost didn't want to move!

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    1. I have moments like that where everything is looking so nice that I think about not moving. But then I remember how oversized this house is and the amount of work required to keep it clean and maintained and I tell myself "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FLIPPING MIND?" And I get excited about moving again :)

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  8. Kudos to you, Martha, on a job well done! The room looks inviting, and the bookcase balances the computer station. And kudos to you for not allowing your daughter to have a computer in her bedroom! I used to have to deal with sleepy third graders who had been up late at night on their computers or watching tv in their bedrooms. She'll thank you some day!

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    1. I didn't like the idea of her using the internet privately like that. You know how teenagers can get into trouble like that. Better safe than sorry. Perhaps she'll thank me one day. But even if she doesn't, I don't mind. I had to do my job as a mom.

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  9. Such a great room and all neat and tidy. The floors are gorgeous!

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  10. That does not look like a teenager's messy bedroom!

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  11. wow this house will sell quickly if this room is anything to go by! Great idea not to hang paintings.

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    1. I hope so, Christine! The best thing that could happen is that we'd be out of here by Christmas!

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  12. Oh my gosh! That's so nice. And it's a basement. Very cool.

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    1. One of the nicest spaces in the house. My daughter loved it. Very quiet and private.

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  13. That's a great renovation. Has your daughter seen it yet? Yes, a smart move to not put things on the wall.

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    1. I showed her some pictures through her Facebook account. She's surprised because it's very different from what it looked like before!

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    1. This is what needs to be done when it's time to sell. It's a lot of work but it will pay off. Hopefully we sell quickly!

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  15. The room looks great Martha.
    I like the colour theme, and I also think it's a good decision not to mark the walls, as you've just re-decorated.

    Happy Thursday Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. It would be a real shame to mark the walls on a freshly painted room. I'll leave that to the new owners.

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    1. This one was recently renovated. The rest of the house doesn't look this good!

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  17. Looks good for prospective buyers! Nice job!

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  18. Looks great for a basement as we usually think they're dark and dingy. Most Aussie homes don't have basements.

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    1. Most basements here have basements and many of them look like this; full living spaces. Winter are long and cold here, so we tend to spend time indoors...and need these spaces!

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