Hello! So a while back I mentioned my meeting with an interior designer, and we just met up again I think two days ago, so now I've spent the past two days working on my room! I've mostly been sitting down on the floor in the middle of my room in my little workspace piddling around the internet looking for stuff to use, but I call that work. I don't think there will be much DIY involved in this, but I do have some cool ideas that I'm going to incorporate into the room. *Story time* SOO, a long time ago I didn't have a bathroom to myself that I could apply makeup and do hair in, so I had a hand towel on my dresser and set my makeup on that. One day I went to change the towel, and as I pulled it off, it ripped some of the paint off the dresser, leaving some wonderful pink and orange towel fuzz behind! Well, the decorator had an idea that I think is absolutely brilliant. We are going to dismount the mirror from the top of the dresser and sell it, and then take printed out black and white or color photos, and scatter them to completely cover the top of the dresser. Then we're going to get a piece of glass that fits the dresser top and put it over the photos! The damage will be covered, and it'll look amazing! Also, we're going to do a frame wall and hang some lanterns in the corner over the dog crates. And I'm finally getting a desk! For a while my only desk has been a small (yet adorable) table and chairs, so we're selling the chairs and painting the black table green to add a pop of color to the room! I have yet to find an orange task light to put atop my new desk, but when I do it will be mine *evil laugh*
Okay thanks for reading this super long bit that should probably go under ramblings but I count it as a project so whatever.
Okay so we all know that closets are a huge pain the butt, and mine was a total MESS, but this is the new look of it. I used to have a table and chairs a few feet in front of it because all the closet contained was junk, and the cubby in it was perpendicular to it, to the left. I had liked that setup for a little bit, but it just had to change. The closet was just a wasted space, so I emptied it out completely, and filled bags upon bags up with donations and trash, and I took everything off the cubby too. I put the cubby in my closet and hung my shirts and folded my sweaters. I folded old quilts and sleeping bags and towels and put them up in the "rafters." I hung my short clothes next to and above the cubbies, leaving a small section next to it (hidden by the door) to put empty hangers so they wouldn't get lost, as well as shirts I'd already worn that week to prevent repeats (I'm awful at remembering and I do that sometimes). To the right of the cubby I hung dresses and skirts. My workout and physical therapy stuff are in the cubby. The drawers, from left to right, go electronic accessories (cords, batteries and packaging), survival (flashlight, candle, food bars, dog treats, water bottle, medicine, and first aid), and finally notebooks that aren't full yet. I like keeping notebooks with me just incase I need to write something down. And no, the notebook app on my iPhone will not do. I can't remember things if I don't hand write them. I guess I'm just an old schooler.
Okay, so a lot of us with older houses have sinks like this. This was taken of the sink in my aunt's house in Kentucky, yes, I'm in Kentucky again. These sinks are annoying to deal with, you always have your hands smashed up against the back of the sink and it's just hard to use. So, I found a solution that is creative and easy, as well as cheap and good for the environment!
Basically, you take a large baby shampoo bottle and use a knife to cut a hole in the bottom that is just large enough to fit around your sink faucet, and then cut the top and about an inch under it off the bottle. After that cut a U shape in one side, and fit it around the sink. This is great for kids, and can be painted and decorated to be more attractive!
Thanks for reading! xx