My bed room has really not changed since I was eight years old when I moved in and got my bunk bed. I started adding posters when I was twelve, I took out the bottom bunk when I was fourteen and when I was eighteen I traded my two book cases for a second desk. Other that that, it’s pretty much the same. I’ve actually started hanging posters over posters just because it’s easier.
However, that all is about to change. And I’m going to -attempt- to blog the process.
For whatever reason, last week at work I was thinking about my room and how (not that I ever have people over anyway) I would be embarrassed for some of my friends to see my room. And I started thinking about how I could change it for the better and went to talk to Robby about it. He thought it was a good idea and I took it to my mom, who surprised me by saying okay. Then I got really sick and had nothing else to do for a week but look up ideas. I have been struggling for some time now to balance the mature, semi-responsible adult I’m trying to be with the ten year old I am at heart. (My boss describes me as twenty going on ten.) And I think I have found the way to do that. Me being me, since I won’t change this again for a very long time and likely won’t move out anytime soon, I’m going to build my dream room as cheaply as I can.
Right now my rooms looks like this. A sea of posters and general chaos. Breyer horses, stuffed animals and Legos.
I am and always will be Mickey Mouse’s biggest fan, let’s face it. So even though it’s going to be a “big girl room”, again quoting my boss, Mickey is still going to be the focus I do believe. My plans still could change but I am in love with this idea. This room is going to be a blend of the two things I love most: making movies and Disney magic, with a bit of Locksley and Avatar thrown in. It’s going to be incredible!
Step One: The walls. All the old posters are coming down. I’ve got two I’m going to put into storage (unless someone wants to buy them) and the rest will end up in the trash. The walls are originally white with color splashes all over them. We’re going to repaint them over spring break. I originally wanted purple until I decided it didn’t match, now I’m leaning more towards a bright yellow. Coincidentally the color of Mickey’s shoes. My carpet is a deep blue and it’s staying, and I haven’t decided if making the ceiling not be sky blue anymore is worth the effort. All the Disney art I’ve collected over the years is going to be put in black frames and hung on the walls, alongside my signed Locksley set. I have one small Appa poster that will be joining them as well. I have lithographs from Tangled, Lion King, and Lady and the Tramp, plus a Lion King poster, a Bambi poster, four art lithographs, a Bambi poster, and three paintings. Four if I can talk mom into letting me hang one of hers in here too. My door is sadly UT orange… not sure what I was thinking there. But it’s going to be the same color as the walls now. My closet doors are chalkboards, and they are awesome.
Step Two: The bed. I love my loft bed, always have, always will. I’ve spent enough time not able to sleep in it because of my knee to know I prefer sleeping high off the ground, but it’s time for a new one. I’ve got my eye on a black double sleigh bed. I know I want black, and I know I want a double so I don’t have to get a new one again in a few years. Preferably with a memory foam mattress or pad, for which I blame Tyler for. I found an awesome reversible Mickey comforter set that is black, white and red. Which will match my Mickey decorative pillow set I have perfectly. And for the first time since I was very little, my sheets and comforter will match. A couple of my massive stuffed animal collection will get to stay on the bed, but the majority are going to move into a hammock that will hang in one of the corners. They’re all mostly Disney characters anyway.
Step Three: The accents. I have been scouring the Internet all day for Mickey Mouse room decor. My budget will limit what all I can actually get, but I’ve got a lot of ideas. There’s a Mickey trash can that matches, a Mickey shaped wall mirror, and I found a beautiful Mickey alarm clock. I plan on finding a way to make Mickey shaped drawer pulls and ceiling fan pulls. I also had the idea I could take the outlet and light switch plate covers and paint them. (Or get someone who can actually paint to do it for me.) I’m going to move my director’s chair into my room at last. I’ve also got several clap board picture frames and a film reel wall art thing that my boss got me that I’ll finally get to display, with my “Best Director” Mickey statue.
Step Four: Furniture. I’ve never had a lot of furniture in here, I don’t have a lot of room. And I’m going to have even less with a bigger bed but I’m going to hopefully find a way to rearrange it to make it work. I would like to get a nightstand at the very least because I’m going to need something to replace the drawers that were built into my bed. I’d love to have a vanity instead of using the top of my TV. I’m going to keep my writing desk and move my computer to it, but anything new I add will -hopefully- be black to match the bed. My desk is a medium brown, and I haven’t decided if painting it is possible or not. I don’t think there’s room in my budget or my floor for a chest of drawers.
I plan on selling my bed if anyone is interested. I’ve also got two awesome X-Men posters I wouldn’t mind parting with. Make me an offer!