I'm talking about my 9yo daughter's bedroom,
so I'm sure this will be short-lived organization.
I'll take what I can get!
Like most 9yo girls she likes STUFF, and I'm embarrassed to say she has a lot of IT!
All the plastic pastel STUFF!
All the stuffed animal STUFF!
All the "I like to play school" STUFF!
And, the "tape everything I create to my wall" STUFF
(to be honest, I'm glad she enjoys being creative)
All the miscellaneous STUFF!
All the dress-up and perform STUFF!
And, all the clothes....she gets that from her mother, literally.
I've always enjoyed shopping for clothes for her, BUT IT HAS TO STOP!
You can see here that she has plenty of storage pieces.
My goal was to somehow better utilize these pieces to control the STUFF.
So, I went to work, while she was at school, of course.
This is what I came up with...
There's still a lot of STUFF (especially on the walls), but
I'm learning to accept it. I'm pretty sure, "back in the day", my
walls were covered with taped magazine pictures of Sean Cassidy,
Leif Garrett and Donny Osmond. Yikes!
These white toy chests used to store toys in our playroom. Now, I've pushed them together to make a "reading nook" for her and they still hold STUFF out of sight.
These toy chests already had foam cushion seats that I made a long time ago.
I put the two pieces of foam together to fit inside the new "peace" cushion cover.
My daughter really likes the color blue now (no more pink for her), so I'm trying
to incorporate a little blue without re-doing the entire room.
This mirror over her new jewelry table was purchased at the
Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, $1. I spray painted it blue.
See mirror below to the right.
(If anyone has any great ideas for a better way to display trophies
please let me know. They are taking over my kids rooms.)
This desk area was created with a tabletop and supports from Storables. My daughter
gets a lot of use out of this desk area, always writing and creating.
The desk top is covered with a piece of plexi glass so
she can add pictures and drawings underneath.
I made this slipcover (note: I don't really know how to make slipcovers) several years ago.
This chair was my grandmothers and used to sit in our guest room.
More storage ideas...
And, in case you're wondering, she does have a dresser with clothes.
I tucked it here.
Believe it or not, we did get rid of a lot of clothes.
In conclusion, still a lot of stuff, just a little better organized.
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