It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated you on Sophia’s room and it’s recently had a few significant changes. Here’s a recap on what the room looked like when we first saw the house and a view of what it looked like last summer.
A few months ago, it became obvious that Lily was ready to transition from a toddler bed to a twin so we moved Sophia’s mattress into Lily’s room. Instead of replacing Sophia’s with another twin, we traded up to a full mattress and box spring figuring the room could serve as a makeshift guest room when needed. Reminder: we don’t have a guest room. (I know a full is tight for two people but a queen would have been way too big for the room. Plus, we don’t want anyone to get too comfy in there, if you know what I mean.) Since then, we’ve had lots of guests stay in there while Soph enjoys a sleepover in Lily’s room. And speaking of sleepovers, Lily has taken to sleeping in Sophia’s room every weekend since the full bed went in.
Sidenote: The pic above was taken one weekend morning after such a night. The light was so beautiful that I went to get my camera. Of course, the girls resisted at first (calling me Momarazzi like to do) but I persisted. I told them that I would LOVE to have a picture of my childhood bedroom but we just didn’t take that many pictures back in the 70s. I mean, do these kids have any idea how lucky they are that I’m documenting every moment of their lives? (I know. LOL.)
I haven’t shared any other pictures of the room since then because it just didn’t feel finished without a headboard. It was crammed into a corner and even though the white duvet cover that she inherited from us (we used to have a queen) is super soft and cozy, it’s kinda just a big white rectangle.
A couple nights ago as I was tucking Sophia in, we laid in her bed and talked about how to fix up her room. She still needs her ceiling painted (her suggestion: chevron!) and of course that headboard still needs to be built. But one request I could handle right away–to rearrange her furniture. I wasn’t working last Friday so while she was at camp, I moved everything around and spruced it up. (It kinda reminded me of that old TLC show While You Were Out. Damn, I loved that show.) Needless to say, there was a lot of screaming when she saw it. Good screaming, that is. What do you think?
I haven’t decided if I’ll leave the shelves like that or if I’ll create more of a gallery wall with the art. Thoughts?
I told her that since her dresser is the thing that people will see when they walk into the room, she needs to work really hard to keep it neat. It tends to be a dumping ground but she’s promised to at least try.
I indulged her desire for chevron with a new book bin from Home Goods. (There might be a sham or two from PB Teen coming soon, too.)
Another little update the room got was a quicky paint touchup that I’ve needed to do for…oh, I don’t know…about 7 years. You see, when Sophia was a baby and this dresser doubled as her changing table, the belt buckle on my jeans used to hit right in the front while I was changing her diaper and it chipped the paint off. (Let that level of procratination sink in for a second. This has needed to be done since my 8 year old was in diapers.)
It’s been one of those things that I always looked at and thought, “I really should get around to fixing that”. Well, I finally did it and it took 15 minutes. All it needed was a quick sanding with fine grit sandpaper (#220), a wipe down, and then two coats of leftover trim paint. The ease of this project makes me really mad at myself for procrastinating for so long. But at least it’s done now. Voila!
Alas, we still need a headboard but we’ll get there soon enough.
Sue at Home
P.S. In other bedroom makeover room, Lily and I picked up this headboard for her twin bed at my favorite thrift shop and we’re planning a spray paint makeover soon.
Of course, if you follow me on Instagram (@sue_erneta), you already know this. And if you don’t follow me on Instagram…why don’t you?