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I have so many home projects on my list for this year and priority #1 at the top of my list is Addison’s bedroom! We had it decorated so cute for Christmas and I ran out of time and didn’t get to share it. Blog story of my life. ;) We finished building and moved into our home over 7 years ago which is so hard to believe! Addison was 7 years old when we moved in and she wanted a pink bed with blue walls. :) Her blue and pink bedroom has served us well, but she is now 14 years old and ready for a change! Time for a more grown up look for my sweet teen. Her favorite color is still blue, but she wants blue accents instead of blue walls and she is very much over the color pink. So.. time for a bedroom makeover! We have a general idea/direction for this room and will be taking it one step at a time. I will share progress as we go.. we are off to a good start!
I took this pic on her first day of school this year. My girls have been doing school from home in their bedrooms since March and I have to say that I have strong love/hate relationship with the whole situation! I could write an entire blog post about just that so I’ll move on for now, but let me just say that when I put desks in their bedrooms I had NO idea they would get the kind of use they are getting! Because she spends so much time each day in this little corner we decided to tackle it first. I originally had my carpenter make the desks for my girls’ bedrooms because I couldn’t find desks that fit in the small corner of their bedrooms. They both have little corners I wanted to use for desks but regular sized desks wouldn’t fit. Addison really wanted a white desk so I was planning on just painting her pink desk white and then a few weeks ago it broke! Ha. That bottom piece between the legs came off! An easy fix, but I decided it was a sign so I pulled up my computer to see if I could find a white desk.
I honestly jumped for joy when I came across this white desk from Walmart! It’s simple with clean lines, was a great price and the best part.. it was JUST the right size! I kept searching and also found her a more comfortable chair and a cute little desk lamp. Walmart for the win! They always have great options for kids’ spaces! (Check out Kole’s organized bedroom and closet for more ideas too!)
This fun snowflake art has been up in her room since November. :) We are going to switch it out for something else in the Spring OR when we re-paint.. whichever comes sooner!
Isn’t this the cutest little gold lamp!? I didn’t want anything that would take up a lot of room and this small lamp packs a lot of style.
She loves her new plush chair! So much more comfortable than what she has been using and it will be fun to bring more gold into this space.
I have a fun way to hide that black lamp cord that I’ll share too, but I’m going to wait until after we paint the walls. We are off to a good start with a new desk space!
Absolutely perfect for this little corner. Below are other desks I saw and loved! They are too big for this space but would be beautiful in a bedroom with a little more room than we have for a desk!
Next up for her room was to get it clean! Addison always keeps her room clean, but her closet is another story. Ha. It was looking pretty rough and I knew we needed to clean it out but I had been putting it off! When kids’ closets get really bad they usually need some help because it’s so overwhelming for them to even know where/how to start.
I always start by pulling every single thing out other than the clothes. I’m always surprised just how much can fit in kids’ closets! I had Addison start going through books and told her to just keep the books she really loves or wants to read again. Time to pass the rest on to someone else to enjoy! While she sorted books I took some soapy water and cleaned off all of her shelves and closet rods. We cleaned and sorted and purged for hours! All of the random stuff first and then we moved on to clothes.
About 4 months ago I also installed these silver hooks in her closet! The white wood was already there and I knew it would give us some vertical storage. After we had gone through everything in her closet (and made many Goodwill piles) it was time to put it all back! My forever favorite part of the organizing process. :)
Ready to see the after? We honestly got rid of SO much! It just feels CLEAN.. the best! We have absolutely nothing on these top shelves. I added these cute blue storage bins (I also have them in navy in Kole’s closet) for anything she wants to store in the future so her shelves don’t look like they are full of clutter again.
Then we were ruthless when we went though her clothes! We only kept what she really loves/wears. Dresses are on the far left with the few books she kept on the shelf on the top. We also have her yearbooks on that shelf.
Then we hung jackets/robes on the left top and sweaters/long sleeved tops on the bottom.
On the top right we hung all of her hoodies and on the bottom we hung tanks/short sleeved tops. I always just go from lights to darks when I’m organizing clothes in closets. The drawers are organized too with all of her pjs, exercise clothes, skirts, socks, etc.
Then we tackled the open shelves and I’m so excited about how this wall turned out! I used these natural seagrass and rope baskets (2 large on the bottom and 4 medium above them) on her shelves. One of the large baskets on the bottom is her laundry hamper and the other one holds all of her Bearded Dragon supplies (we have one pretty pampered lizard at our house). ;) The other baskets hold seasonal items like Christmas pjs and all of her swimsuits They also hold things like sewing items, etc. Stuff she wants to keep but doesn’t use all the time. We also put 4 of these cute woven storage baskets on the top shelves and they hold keepsakes and other miscellaneous items.
The hooks are fabulous and I can’t believe I didn’t think to add them sooner!
Her purses are on the top.
We are using the bottom hooks for accessories – things like scarves, belts, masks, ribbons, etc. We gave so much away that she doesn’t have too many accessories at the moment! These would also work great for necklaces/jewelry.
I’m so happy to have her closet organized! Feels so good! We both just keep going inside and staring at it.. ha! I know it will be easy for her to keep clean now that we set up a better storage system for her.
Her desk area and closet were at the top of my list of to-dos for her bedroom and I’m so happy to have them checked off!
Stay tuned for what’s coming next in her bedroom. I’ll give you a hint.. it involves my carpenter and BFF Chuck! :)
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