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I had a busy weekend with surprise visitors so I took a break from my rampage through the house.
Matt’s room (well when he’s home from college) was up next. It’s a little room so pretty easy. EXCEPT that I got carried away when I started cleaning and realized how bad the trim and doors needed to be painted. I had the house painted a few years ago but we skipped this room because it will full of Legos and lizards and lots of things.
I whipped out the paint and drop cloths and painted the trim in one day-the same day I repainted the desk. (Remember I have NO kids home during the day-they are all at school)! Doing this slowed me down a little bit also. But the room looks SO fresh and clean.
Keep in mind that with photos show a room I just cleaned and that no one for this minute lives in. Matt is coming home from spring break, so Andrew moved into the “boy’s room”. Which is up next for me to tackle. Maybe I should post a pic of what this room looks like after a college kid comes home. Eeeek!
All furniture in here was free from various sources.
“Junk drawer” on top, books in bottom.
I cleaned these drawers out with Matt when he moved back to college last year.
We don’t have a dresser in the room just these plastic drawers which work great for socks, underwear, shorts and workout pants. Everything else gets hung up. (Shoes are for a business Matt has.)
The little chest on the very top shelf is a scrapbook box of little things-like mementos, letters, little stuffed animals, etc. that have been collected over the years.
Paint Color- SW Rarified Air
TIPS on teen rooms:
-Make them sit and go through everything with you, even if it is torture. Bribe them with ice cream.
-Hold up each item of clothing and say yes or no. Does it fit, do you wear it, is it comfortable? Make them try on if necessary.
-Scrapbook boxes. I have storage containers in the attic for each child, and this is where I keep those special things, whether clothing items, a trophy that really meant something, a toy that was loved etc.