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Very high-spend day - new bedroom for DS (pics included).

May 26th, 2015 at 02:36 pm

I finally bit the bullet and bought the stuff.

I was putting it off for months, but DS is now really growing out of his toddler bed and needs a twin bed (which will hopefully last him into adulthood).

He is going to kindergarten this year, and the room has to change from being a baby room to a boy room.

Since this is a very long term purchase, I went with a neutral and clean-looking bed from RH.

Of course, I also needed mattress, duvet covers, sheets, side table to the bed (so that he can have a lamp and a place for his water/book).

After all said and done, close to 2.5K.

But, it is either IKEA, or this price range, as all other furniture besides IKEA are not cheaper than this.

I also would like to re-paint the room from sunny yellow to a calmer tone (specific shade of light blue). I wish I knew how to do it correctly so that we could do the job ourselves to save the money. He will also need a bigger desk and some shelves at some point. *Sigh*

10 Responses to “Very high-spend day - new bedroom for DS (pics included).”

  1. laura/deacon's wife Says:

    Good thing you worked overtime this month to defray the cost! Smile

  2. Bluebird Says:

    Lovely furniture and bedding! He'll get many years of use out of it!

  3. snafu Says:

    Really smart looking bed set, you'll appreciate the drawers and the incredible amount of stuff they hold over time. Is it still called a 'mates' bed?

    If you'd like to DIY painting the room, I suggest you check a couple of sites for How to Paint, on YouTube. It's a remarkably easy task with most of the effort in the preparation. While all the words sounds awful, there is a lot of personal satisfaction in doing it yourself.

    I suggest you price it out as there is a long 'to buy' list. Most items can be re-used repeatedly to help smooth out cost over time but that means yet another commitment of time and effort. Just moving the furniture around to give reasonable access to walls takes effort. It's not a job to do when you're tired and it's important to take extra time for each step as a novice. Obviously everything is removed from the walls including switch plate and plug-on covers and all the stuff from the closet. Since paint spatters, it's important to use plastic throw cloths over all the furniture.

    We use quality blue painter's tape on the ceiling where it meets the wall, around all window It and door frames and then carefully on the baseboard as it meets the wall. It's a time consuming but important task as it's too easy to touch paint where you don't want it! It's worse at the end to have to go back and touch up ceiling, frames and baseboard, with original paint.

    Next...vacuum walls or wipe down with a microfiber cloth since any dust particle will translate to a flaw on the wall. If there are any divots on the walls from picture hangers they need to be filled with a dot of spackle and when dry those spots need smooth sanding and wipe with a tack cloth buy ...[see what I mean by list to buy] I don't know how bright a yellow you want to cover, might e best to use undercoat which is one extra step. The undercoat they say is included in some brands isn't fail safe. It can mean an extra coat of paint.

    Doesn't pay to use poor quality paint as this is a whole bunch of work and paint sort of washes off if you constantly wipe off finger prints or drawing on wall spots. Benjamin Moore pint is more expensive just because they have a gia-normous advertising budget. Any paint color can be reproduced on any brand if you take the paint chip to the place of choice. Consumer Reports 'best buy' is tested.

  4. Buendia Says:

    I recommend the 0-VOC, zero odor paint. I've painted most of our walls at this point, and it's not hard. But I agree with reading up on it first. Also - I love the tip of using a plastic bag over the paint tray so you just turn it inside out and wash it rather than having to wash the paint tray. I use a plastic bag to pull off the roller, too.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    It's a very pretty bed.

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It all looks so lovely and I can picture it lasting a long time! Great selection.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Lovely bed set! I agree with the others, you can definitely paint the room yourself. It's not hard, and frankly, you may just do it better than a professional. Maybe not as fast -- but better, because you care.

  8. SecretarySaving Says:

    Cute! I'd decorate with a globe, huge world map and dark brown wicker baskets.

  9. debtfreeme Says:

    To avoid the scent of paint you can put a teaspoon of vanilla in the paint can and shake it up. It will naturally dissapate as it dries but there won't be any paint smells.

    Painting is really easy. And when you want to take a break put the brushes and roller in freezer. Will not freeze or get hard nor will it dry out.

  10. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Love the bedding. I can't wait to settle into someplace new and final and let the girls choose and decide on what they want. Painting is a snap.

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