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The transformation has been done for a few weeks. This is the room my oldest son has been sleeping in for a year or so. His possessions are in his brother’s room. You can tell from the before pictures that my stuff and his life were all crammed in together! I didn’t scrapbook in there because there was no available space. I had all my “stuff” but nowhere to work! The room contained a full bed which was entirely too big for the room. The space is 10′ x 12′, fairly small for a bedroom but we live in an older house and that’s as good as it gets!
I spent weeks devouring websites and magazines trying to plan out my space. I was possessed with this project, probably more than any other one in our 20 years in this house. My husband and I enjoyed countless hours talking through my options and ways to keep the remodel as cheap as possible. We actually transformed the room in stages, moving out the full bed, chest and bookcase and replacing them with a twin bed. This immediately gave us a tremendous freedom in space! My husband also painted in stages as we repositioned things around the room. I had also cleaned out my supplies BEFORE we started moving things around and sold the extras on Craigslist.
I wanted a place to display recent layouts and this was our solution. I love the inspiration and feeling of accomplishment it gives me.
This wall was a work in process. I got the black shelf at a yard sale for $3 and used pictures I already had for the inserts. I used half off coupons and bought two 12×12 frames at Michael’s and found a couple more at a yard sale. I then used free collage prints that I had gotten at Walgreen’s, matted them and used the Cricut for the date. I love this wall and it only cost about $15!