One of the main things I’ve discovered in this new house is the fact that I pretty much hate all kinds of traditional furniture. The previous owners very kindly left each bedroom with a wall sized wardrobe in. I very quickly (fairly quickly) dismantled all of these and now have the majority of my clothes still in suitcases. Great plan there.
The eventual plan is for the little bedroom to be a fully functioning walk in wardrobe with all the clever storage I’ve been dreaming about for the past three years – I have big dreams I know. These big plans are going to take a bit of time but that definitely doesn’t mean that room has to be ignored until that all comes together.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a room quite as dirty as the smallest room in this house. I don’t think I’m being so over dramatic when I say it made me feel a little bit sick to think of someone living in that room. The cream carpet was pretty much black and there were big dirt/grease marks at the head and foot of the built it bed.
The first job was to get rid of the super well made built in bed. I’m not expert but that wasn’t a well made bed. Only judging slightly but I’m guessing that wasn’t the favourite sons room! Once the bed was gone, it showed just how bad the carpet was. I just can’t imagine getting showered then standing on that carpet to get ready for the day and still feeling clean at the end of the process. I told a little lie earlier. I didn’t dismantle the little room wardrobe just attempted to manoeuvre it around while figuring out what to do with that room, not the easiest thing but at least there is a temporary bit of boring furniture to house some of the many clothes hanging around here.
Clearly step two was to rip that carpet up. The room looked so much better but there were still the marks all over the walls. I did also manage to get myself temporarily trapped inside the room after pushing the wardrobe out, pulling the carpet up and not quite having the strength to pull the wardrobe back in. After a quick rest and a few attention seeking snap chats, I put my brain to some kind of (good) use and got myself out of there. I think all the walls took about three coats of bright white paint to get it all looking fresh. Such an improvement. A nice coat of gloss made the perfect finishing touch to the very basic white out.
For a temporary walk in wardrobe, I think we’ve done a pretty good job. The old wardrobe is very handy along with the shelf trays from the old wardrobe in my room. There’s also the good old free standing rail and very flimsy shoe rack from the old house which are helping things look a bit more organised.