Ellie’s room makeover was the first project of the year. We got started in January, clearing out the old guest room and coming up with a plan for the space. And then we stalled.
This is a relatively simple project that could be done in a week. A different kind of blog would even do it as a weekend makeover. We are now at the beginning of April, which means Ellie’s room has been going on for three months.
It’s time to get moving.
Fortunately, something happened a few weeks ago that brought my motivation back. I found a headboard.
Ellie’s directive was that she wanted the same bed that she had, just bigger. I had planned to construct a headboard with a built-in shelf. But while browsing a thrift store, I found a double headboard that had shelves and sliding door cubbies, just like her current bed. I’m going to give it a coat of paint, attach it to a metal bedframe that we already have, buy a new mattress and cross this task off my list.
Speaking of the list, here it is.
Empty room – We finally got (pretty much) everything out this weekend. The big furniture was dragged into the middle of the room.
Paint walls – We patched the holes, primed the patches and picked up the paint. Hopefully it goes on the walls this week.
Window treatments – I ordered new curtain rods which have already arrived. Blinds are on order. I need to sew a blackout lining for the existing dropcloth curtains. Then install my layered window treatments.
Bed – The doors to the headboard’s cubbies are going to get a little makeover, then I will paint everything white. I need to buy a new mattress and box spring. I dug the metal bedframe out of the driveshed. It needs a good cleaning and then I can attach it to the headboard.
Decorate – We’ll need some pictures on the walls, some accessories, a mirror.
Move in – We’ll make the bed, hang her clothes in the closet, bring in her books, and hopefully our girl will like her new room.
My plan is to tackle one thing a week (painting week, window week, bed week, etc.) until we’re done. Painting is up first.
The One Room Challenge, which kicks off this week, is providing a little extra motivation. While I’m not officially joining up, I love the ORC for how it helps me focus and gives me a deadline. So I’m making Ellie’s room my own personal One Room Challenge.
Stick with me. We’ll get this done… eventually.
The plans sound great! Hopefully the paint job will inspire you so you’ll feel like carrying on. 🙂
The motivation is holding!