To remedy these concerns, we made a makeshift room partition using wood and a flat bed sheet. In lieu of a door, I hung a curtain for him. That way he has some privacy, and we don't have to see his dirty room every time we walk by.
|Privacy Curtain (Complete with "No Girls Allowed" sign)|
It has worked out quite nicely. Now he has a space of his own, and the remainder of the room (where people pass through to get to the backyard or garage) is being used as a computer room.
This computer room was really neglected since we moved here last June. The walls were white, the blinds were white. I had no decorative accents pieces in the room. I didn't even have anything hanging on the walls. It pretty much consisted of my desk, PC, printer, fax machine, and a big Rubbermade box with documents inside. Oh, and whatever mess the kids or dogs would drag in. *sigh*
Finally, about a month ago, I got inspired. After having spent (too much) time on Pinterest, reading too many fun blogs, and watching too much DIY Network, I decided that this room needed some love. But on a budget!!
The wheels in my head were turning.
The rest of my home is decorated in a pretty neutral pallet. Earthy tones, nothing really vibrant. I decided that this room would be the exception. I am serving on the executive board of the preschool where my son goes. I spend enough time there to realize that the bright colors of a preschool are enough to make anyone want to smile! My inspiration for my project is a mix of fabulous ideas I've seen on Pinterest, and the fun, colorful tones of a preschool.
To start, I decided to refinish two pieces (maybe a 3rd as well) of furniture that we already owned, but weren't really using anywhere else. An accent table, and a wood storage bench. While this project hasn't been completed yet, I have all the supplies. I went to Ace Hardware on a day when they were offering a FREE quart of Clark + Kensington paint + primer in one, choose my color, bought a pack of sandpaper ($4.49), and a can of chalkboard paint ($11.99). These pieces of furniture are currently sitting in the computer room, waiting to be re-purposed.
So far, here is what I have on the wall. I love it, but there's still more that I'm planning to do with.
I ordered a cute and colorful rug from Walmart ($34.01 including tax & shipping) that should be here in a week or less.
That is my work in progress for now. I still have plenty of ideas for it, so stay tuned with me as I give my computer room a little TLC on a dime!