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« on: August 08, 2008 01:11:15 PM »

Ok so I posted here before asking for help to transform a dingy box room into a nice bedroom - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260311.0.  I've had the big room for 5 years now, and because I'll be living out at university for most of the time it's only fair to let my brother take over.  So now I get the tiny room!
The room was originally dark beige and brown with lots of dark wood.  I wanted to make it look a little bigger (it's just over 6 foot by 6 foot).  My mum is a bit mad at you craftsters for putting ideas in my head - I've never attempted anything DIY before but was convinced I could do it!  With a lot of help from willing, but equally clueless volunteers we managed to strip the wallpaper, re-plaster the walls, paint the walls and strip and paint the woodwork in 4 days.  Here are the results below - now I just need to make it look more personal...I feel some more craft projects coming along!

(not the best pictures because they were taken on my webcam)
Newly laid carpet (thanks Grandad!)

Straight ahead as you come in the door - bookcase with dressing table things on top

View of my bed from the door (only just managed to fit it in!)

Top of the teeny tiny wardrobe

Pimp my headboard - wow I found battery powered fairy lights!

I haven't yet managed to move any of my crafting stuff in, but I'm hoping to get some nice boxes and put it all under the bed.  The next project will be my old room, for my brother.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 02:29:58 PM »

WOW! That IS a tiny room! Great job on laying out the furniture! I wonder if you could mount good shelves on the wall on the other side of the bed. You could put baskets or boxes there for craft storage.
just an idea.

looks great!

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 02:50:57 PM »

You've done very well with very little space.  And you've kept it simple, but joyful.  Yay for you!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 07:20:34 PM »

You've done a great job with very little space! And you need to win the Sister of the Year award for not only willingly giving up your old room to your brother but then saying that you're going to make it over for him!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008 10:31:29 PM »

You could get risers for the bed, that way you'd have more room underneath.
and kudos to you, for voluntarily moving out of the big bedroom so your brother could have it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008 12:09:33 PM »

That's great! Good job on making such a tiny space work. I mean, 6 x 6? I know some people who couldn't even lie down straight in that room.

Either way, great job! It looks like you and your team of volunteers can really pull it together.

« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008 08:15:18 PM »

come on and hope to see other good job from you

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008 10:15:22 AM »

Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!  Luckily I've found a cabinet with lots of draws to put my crafting stuff in the hall just outside my room, so there's plenty of space in my room for all my clothes!!

Curli: Yes, it's lucky I'm short and have a little bed - my boyfriend can't lie down in the room, but he is 1 foot and 2 inches taller than me hehe!

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