Bedroom Refresh: Transitioning to an Adult Room

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A couple months ago I went to Idaho on for a little trip after my best friend had her baby :) I was there for almost two weeks, and while I was there, I got bit by the project bug HARD!

Some of you might have seen on instagram stories or snapchat that I helped my little sister Amber re-do her bedroom. She's turning 21 this week, and I thought her room looked like it could use a little transition to a more adult space.

Now, I should start this by saying that home decor and organizing are not her thing. And that alright. She's into a lot of other things, but those aren't it haha. And this has been her room for years, and she had never really had an excuse to go through and get rid of things. Let's just say that all of those years had amounted to a lot of stuff that never got used and wasn't serving any purpose other than taking up space!

The room also hadn't been re-painted in the almost 14 years since my parents built the house, and it was one of the last rooms to be re-done. There were holes in the walls from when it used to be my room and I had posters hanging up! 

With just a little convincing, she decided to let me help her and we tackled it all in a long weekend.

One of the first things we did on was go through her stuff. This was mostly her job, but I helped out a little. She had a massive collection of movies and books, as well as a lot of crafting supplies. We were able to get rid of so much, and that was honestly one of the biggest improvements to the space that we made!

The things she wanted out of the space were a nicer work space/desk area, a reading nook, and to keep her bed (she loved how comfortable her mattress was, even though the bed was a twin).  I wanted to pull the decor into something more co-hesive, paint the walls, and give her more organization. 

We found a bought several things for her room, some thrifted, some from craigslist, and some from Ross and Target. 

Thursday we spent the day in town shopping and we picked up:

  • Paint and supplies
  • A thrifted desk chair
  • Curtains and rod
  • A new laundry hamper
  • A desk off of Craigslist
  • Organizing baskets
  • A thrifted headboard
  • A bed frame off of Craigslist
  • Wall art 
  • A blanket basket
  • A new lampshade
  • Rug
  • New sheets
  • A new bed comforter
Later on Saturday, I also picked up some supplies for hanging some faux floating shelves above her desk.

Friday, she painted her walls and Saturday I cut in and we spray painted her head board and her desk chair. In that time we also continued to go through her stuff and the amount we got rid of was crazy!

Sunday, I finished cutting in and some touch ups on her wall paint, and I organized all of her things, including her closet. I cut the wood and we hung up her shelves, and then I painted them. It was all a joint effort, but we got this hilarious picture of me working while she's laying on her bed doing nothing, haha!

I think there was a little more passion for the project on my end!

Monday, I put the finishing touches on the organization and put everything on her shelves. It was so exciting and it quickly became the favorite room in the house! My mom and sisters and I would go back and hang out in there chatting, and Amber just wanted us all to get out so she could enjoy her new space in peace ;)

She was really happy to have a nice, organized space and I'm glad she let me help her. It's nice that she has a fresh, relaxing room since she spends a lot of time in there.  

The one big mistake I made though, was with her headboard! I bought it thinking it was a twin, and it turned out to be a full, ha! That's why you bring a measuring tape folks! But it worked out ok. The bed frame we got is adjustable and she says she may upgrade her mattress in a few months, so we decided to keep it and for now it stays in place between her bed and the wall.

So what do you guys think? Suitable for a young adult who still lives at home? And do you ever get bit so hard by the project bug that you knock out a big one in a weekend? Let me know! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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