I’m so happy to be done with Madison’s Bedroom. It was more work than I planned but I love how it turned out! The World Map Wall was our jumping off point.
Madison wanted a white board and a chalkboard on the opposite wall.
Instead of doing both (because I didn’t think I could accomplish that and have it look good), I did a black, wipe off board. It’s actually black vinyl.
I ordered rolls of adhesive chalkboard from Amazon– which is was NOT. At first I was peeved, but it turns out I’m glad it is what it is because we can write on it with chalk markers and it wipes off. No chalk dust. She gets to use markers…which is what she wanted.
Everyone is happy.
I build a narrow shelf where she could store the markers. It has moulding on the top to keep them from rolling off.
Then I built some benches for seating, to bring some color to that wall and for storage. (The lids come off –baby!)
The benches are also normal chair height so when Madison wants to use her hutch for homework (or whatever), she can pull one over and doesn’t have to have a chair constantly seated in front of the hutch — cluttering up the space. It is a small Bedroom, after all.
I didn’t want too much color on the bed because there is so much on the wall so I painted the bed black and used shades of black and grey for the bedding and pillows with just a POP of color in a couple pillows.
I also pulled in some color on the opposite wall with some candlesticks that I painted in different shades of blue for on top of the hutch. Then I threw in a single yellow one…just for fun!
She needed a mirror in here so she didn’t have to keep running into my bedroom to see what her outfit looked like. I made her this one.
I’ll get into more detail on each of the individual projects I did in this room later.
The whole room makeover was pretty inexpensive after installing the floors. I bought window panels and fabric for the benches but I used scraps of wood and moulding from my workshop for all of the side projects.
After retexturing the walls, removing the carpet and scraps from my side projects, I had a pretty big pile of garbage for my Bagster Bag. It’s not quite full yet and I’m hoping I can fit the carpet from the other small bedroom that needs to be updated as well. I’m going to fit as much as I can in there before I call for pick up.
Chalkboard vinyl from Amazon: *I went back and read the comments and some said that if you rub chalk all over it, like you do when priming a regular chalkboard, it actually does work with chalk.
Thomas Daybed from Pottery Barn outlet … 7 years ago.