In my last post, I mentioned that my eldest daughter and her husband found a lovely home of their own. This allowed my younger daughter to finally procure the coveted “bigger” bedroom–or at least one large enough for her to graduate from a twin-sized bed into a queen-sized one. I, in turn, took her old room. This past Friday, I tore out her old bed that was lovingly built into the wall by my hubby. Then, in our normal, fumbling approach to home-improvement, my husband and I, (ok, mostly my husband) framed where needed, drywalled, and extended the laminate flooring. On Monday, I made a valiant attempt to sand the drywall in preparation for painting, but my old nemesis asthma struck me down, in spite of using proper protective gear. I spent the rest of the day wheezing and sucking on my inhaler. Fortunately, my two lovely daughters swooped in yesterday to finish the sanding and the majority of the paining. My eldest was also sweet enough to get every speck of remaining drywall dust out of the room. Now, today, I’m left only with painting the trim; which is a really small job. Tonight my husband will install the quarter round against the existing trim (it matches the flooring), put together my work table and my new shelf, put up my new curtain rod, and mount my TV on the wall.
So far here’s what I’ve done in terms of décor. The room was painted with Behr’s “Window Pane” paint last year by my daughter. Since I like the color and it’s still very fresh, I’m leaving it. It looks like this:
The “cove” area where the bed used to be has become an accent space and is painted with Behr’s “Sea Life.” It looks like this:
I found this fun rug from Kohl’s for only $12! This rug is made from recycled garments and each version of it is slightly different in coloration. It measures 5’3″X 3’6″ and will be nice for the center of my small room. Mine has a bit more teal, yellow and lime in it than this one from the Kohl’s website:
Today, after painting the trim and hitting the gym, I plan to find the perfect valance for the window and a few other teal, lime, yellow, and pink accessories to deck out the room. (Oh how I love bright, cheery, colors!) Then, once it’s all fixed up, I’ll post pictures of the finished product. My new space has jokingly been dubbed “The Diva Den” by my future son-in-law. It’s his take on the female version of a “Man Cave.” I’ll happily use my new den for crafting, exercising, TV watching and music listening. I think my husband is fairly excited for me to have my own space, as it means that that family room remote to the big TV, just became his while I’m back there. I’m sure he’s already plotted many hours of Star Trek, Dr. Who, and Alien Encounter shows for viewing!
Do you have a special space in your home that you love to hang out in? Tell me about it! 🙂