Back to School Bedroom Spruce Up
The kids went to camp and I spruced up their rooms while they were gone. By sprucing, I mean I CLEANED their rooms. I threw out mostly-empty bottles of lotions and potions, found 47 socks under beds, and battled 6,442 dust bunnies. And then, because we’re a homeschooling family and don’t necessarily need to go ‘school shopping’ for clothes, I shopped for a few room essentials.
For my jazzy, rhythm-n-blues, flights-of-fancy middle child …
Her bare floor needed some warmth. A bright and cheery rug makes her small space cozier, and now she can sprawl on the floor in comfort. Everyone needs something to sink their toes into!
Note: rug was 80% off at Rugs USA. Hurry, the sale is still on!
For my sweet and studious, romantic-at-heart and old-soul eldest daughter …
Her room lacked a real desk. Not only does she need one for school work, she also needs a work space for sewing. She tries to cram everything onto a small little table and I know it’s frustrating. I had the bright idea of buying a six-foot countertop from Lowes. The hubby attached it to the wall and affixed legs for support.
I still need to sew some sort of table skirt to cover the legs and cords, but she was quite pleased with the result — after confirming that I had not discarded prized possessions or cherished keepsakes in my room spruce-up. And yes, those are the gold spray-painted chairs I mentioned on facebook. The bronze look has been scrubbed from my bare feet, by the way!
And last but not least, a small change for my adventurous, boisterous, rough-n-tumble son …
He came home to a tent over his bed … those are curtain panels from a previous project. Now he wants white lights to string zig-zag fashion across his ceiling, “like we had in our treehouse at camp!”
Always, keep calm and read on!