Okay so here is the much requested post on my room transformation. I do not at the moment have the before pictures, but I am working on it. I need to figure out a way to get them scanned in.
Okay so here is the view from the hallway. This is my room. Its really small. And yes I know. It is also very purple. My mother and I painted the back wall together. It is over lapping blocks of different shades of purple. And yes there is a piano in the corner. Its my instrument of choice.
Here is a shot of my bed, with my dog on it. Of course, she had to get involved. I have a small obsession with masks. I love how each one is different. Yes there is a color scheme, but not on purpose. Under the bed skirt is my under bed skirt shoe storage. I love this thing. It is so convenient. The basket at the bottom right of the photo is where I keep all of my extra pillows. Yes, I also have an obsession with Daryl Dixon…Don’t judge me.
okay, next up is my dresser. On top we have my remote caddy. I love this. I use it for more than just my remotes. It houses just about anything that I see fit. Next to that is my speakers for my iPod, my phone and a box that was full of tissues, but is just to perfect to throw away, so I am using it to store little random things. I usually place my current book or one I plan to read on here was well. Other items here are a candle and a small vase for candy and little treats…and a coaster for my cups. Next I will take you through my drawers.
First Drawer is my unmentionables. I made this organizer out of duct tape and foam board and it has changed my life. Seriously. I no longer have to search in my drawers for a pair of socks, or to find the exact thing that I want. Seriously….life changing.
This drawers is where all of my workout pants and leggings are housed. They are all on the right side of the drawer. My shorts are rolled up in the middle and my t-shirts are on the left. This is easy to find and if I am in a rush and rip something out of the drawer, I don’t have to worry about fixing it when I come back because they stay in place.
Last but not least is my t-shirt drawer. This method of folding has again changed my life. I can fit almost all of my shirts in one drawer. I can see what I have and I don’t have to destroy the drawer to find what I am looking for. if I pull out a shirt to wear, the others stay in place. This is life changing stuff people.
Here is a picture of my collage of pictures. I have so many that I decided to put them all up instead of stacking them in the closet and I feel better about it. Now my family and friends are always on display. Not that anyone ever comes back here.
Moving on to my book shelf. This is where the magic is. On top of my book shelf are items that are either antique or are special to me. The next shelf is my music….not all of it, but some. Then we get to the books. Lots of Books. I actually had to reorganize them so they looked better than just shoved in. More photos and things are on the shelves. My DVD collection and my tall boy, which is where my TV and receiver and alarm clock are at.
This is what my tall boy looks like on the inside. top shelf is candles, flashlights, cds, and my emergency sewing kit is located. the next shelf is where I house my laptop, my expandable memory and my jewelry box…Nothing of value really. the bottom shelf has two black boxes. One holds my pj’s and the other is bath stuff, hats and extra supplies. in the middle is my favorite shower gel and a CD case. The bottom two drawers house my swimsuits, and crafting supplies. No pictures though…sorry
Next is my audio tower. On top are two antique lamps and a vase with a lily in it. more photos of my family and my mother’s urn that is housed in an angel candle holder. next shelf is a mishmash of things. Here you will find, my skin care items, make up wipes, hair brushes, lotions, germ x face masks and lint rollers. Next shelf houses, two small jewelry boxes with nothing in them, and hair products and accessories. The next shelf is my Wii, games and remotes, my box of beauty products that I rarely use, and some perfumes. The last shelf is full of makeup bags, pens and pencils.
The shelving unit next to it is where all of my precious moments, and other fragile collectibles are at.
Next is the closet. YAY! This was always one of my problem areas. When I was a kid, and had to clean my room….this is where it would all go. But now I have it all organized. One tub contains travel bags and the other is some stuff for my apartment, if I ever move out of my dad’s house. On top is my bag that I take with me every day and some other odds and ends that look better than just a Tupperware container sitting here.
Last but not least. my makeup and jewelry corner. On the wall I have made a set of picture frames with a netting in the middle and this is where I store my dangle earrings. the polka dotted thing next to it is for my stud or post earrings. Above that is a key holder where I store my necklaces. On the stool is my acrylic make-up case and next to that is where I put my extra make-up, ipsy bags and my curling iron/wand and straightener. On top of my acrylic case is my make-up brushes, my beauty blender a chap stick, a facial serum and oil, a setting spray and my favorite hair serum. In the other container is lippies and mascara’s that are too big to fit in the case. Top two drawers of my case are all about eyes, the middle is blushes and eyes, and the last one is foundation, blush, primers and a couple of lippies.
So there is my wonderful little world. To keep this up is difficult but not impossible. I am a girl and I work a lot so typically through out the week things are just strewn all over the floor and surfaces. But on a night that I have ten minutes, I pick everything up and put it back where it belongs. I usually grab the white basket by my stool and put go around the room and put everything that doesn’t belong where it is currently at in there. Then I make another sweep and put it in their rightful place. Last sweep of the room is to tidy anything up that I may have missed and pick things up off of the floor and put them on the bed so I can vacuum. I try to vacuum at least once a week. We have wood floors so its easy to clean up. So let me know what you think. If you have been trying to get yourself organized I hope that this was inspiration.