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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I Love A Challenge!

I know most people start off the New Year with the challenge to lose weight but this year, my New Year's Resolution is to finally decorate the rooms in our old home.

For us, the last five years has included the birth of our daughter, moving twice, doing a 7-month long renovation on our historic home and designing and building a log home.  Any wonder I've been so inconsistent blogging??

First up is my 5-year-old daughter's bedroom.  She didn't have the cliche nursery because we were moving within a few months of her birth and then taking on a lot of other projects at the time.

So here's the challenge with her room.  Sometime during the 120-year history of our house, someone removed the dividing wall between two bedrooms to create one large room (15'x25') across the front of our home. Sounds okay on the surface but when you see how the walls were modified, the problem becomes clear.  Where do you place the furniture?

One wall is all closets, one wall has two windows with cast-iron radiators in front of them, one wall has a fireplace with wall-to-wall bookcases and the last wall has the door off center to the left with the door also swinging in to the left.

Here's what I'm hoping to make room for with this limited wall space:

Queen-size bed
bedside table
reading chair
side table
5-drawer dresser
clothing rack
bongo drum
toy storage
rocking horse

Some of these items I already have, some will need to be modified, some I will buy, some I will make and yes, there will be photos.  

Overall, the biggest challenge will be to do this on a limited budget.  There will be a few splurges and a lot of creativity to stretch every dollar.

Wish me luck!!

to be continued........

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Stephanie said...

Good luck to you! I know you can do it. Hope you have been enjoying the holidays!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Well, a challenge it will be but you can do it!