So I mentioned last week that while three of our kids were gone camping with Grandma, we were going to surprise them by shuffling rooms around so they would all come back to their very own spaces. No more sharing. We'd been talking about doing this for at least a year but time and money and trying to take it on with 4 kids underfoot was too overwhelming. Well, the day they left to go camping I said to the hubs, "Let's just do it!" So we kicked into gear the very next day.
Spontaneous moments of insanity are always the best way for me to tackle big projects.
One of the projects was to transform my daughters room into my youngest sons room with VERY little money. Her walls were a pale green and her floor....well, in another spontaneous moment of insanity, we gave in to her girly whims and had installed pink carpet. This was our biggest and most expensive hurdle. We didn't have the money for new carpet or laminate floor so we had to get creative. We ripped up the carpet, the padding, the tack strips and the staples from the floor. Then I found a $16 gallon of floor paint at Wal-mart and rolled a deep navy blue all over the plywood floor. I'm so glad I went with a dark floor color because it hid a multitude of sins in the condition of the plywood floor. I think the glossy white that I was contemplating would have made all the flaws stand out. The walls were painted a Robbin's eggs blue (1 gallon at $13) and the trim a shiny white semi-gloss which I already had leftover from another project.
The total cost? $29 for one happy little boy.
Before (I forgot to take the before picture until after we had already ripped up the hideous pink carpet)
Stay tuned for the master suite remodel. It isn't quite finished yet so as soon as it's done I'll give you the breakdown and photos.