New room

The new room is done minus some trim and the door not being changed out. The door is the same door that my son postered.

I used everything I already had on hand with the exception of drop cloths. The brown dresser and bed were bought from family . The drop cloths are used as curtains. We paid 10.00 a piece fr them and there are 3 in the room.

The table is a make shift desk , the chair was a Goodwill find. The rug was mislabeled , it said that it was a 7×9 and actually it’s 8×10, we paid 40.00 for it. The rug covers the carpet underneath.

The cabinet is two separate pieces both from Goodwill . I painted the top to match the both. The closet still needs the trim to be put back up. Still need to hang pictures on the walls.

This is my bedroom as my Hubby went back to work and now is on daylight. With me being up and down most nights it’s hard for him to get any sleep. This is working for both of us. I’m a night owl and I prefer to do things at night. I’m in the front of our Mobile Home and he is in the middle. I don’t vacuum in the middle of the night. I do a lot of cleaning at night though.

The paint was a mis tint that we got from Busy Beaver Hardware. The paint can wasn’t labeled as to what the color was.

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Start of the room

We have been busy with fixing, repairing the room.

We expanded the walls on the closet. It looks so much better now . The room is put together now so there will be a blog post on that. It took a while to get things together with the room. The door took longer than expected but it is done for the most part. We are going to replace the door sometime down the road.

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Progress on room

As you know my son moved out and we started cleaning it and attempting to take posters and book pages off of the door and part of a wall.

This is before I started to strip the poster and pictures.

This is the after with “damage” done to the paint on the wall and door. I’m not worried so much about the door as I am about the wall. I took of the top of the drywall covering trying to get the pictures off the wall. I had planned on taking all the paint off the door just so I can repaint it.

The door had the poster and two different paint colors on it. So, I still need to finish taking off the remaining paint , lightly sand it and repaint it again. That should be interesting to see how it goes.

Hubby did finish the closet, he made the outside walls bigger. That will be in another blog post. Tomorrow we will be back in the room hopefully to finish the door and primer and painting the walls.

We took my son shopping yesterday so he could get a few more things that he wanted. He likes his new place.

We don’t have a lot to do in the room it’s just time consuming. I’m hoping to have my things in there by next weekend. I’m still deciding on how I want the room to look and feel, the paint color will have a deciding factor on that.

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The work begins

I started working on the mess that was on the wall that my son had left. I remembered why I dislike Wallpaper and wall boarders so much.

It takes a lot of time, effort and patience to take it off a wall bad thing thou it isn’t even wallpaper. My son put pictures from a book and he used mod podge to do. It’s pretty much the same concept. It’s still a pain to take down.

This is what I used to try and take it off . It kind of worked and the smell isn’t too bad . It does require a lot of elbow grease. The process is kind of long for me. I made progress but nowhere ,where I’d like to be.

This is where it was sprayed and left for a little while to do it’s magic.

While the stuff was soaking and some elbow grease applied to it. That is where I left it because my hand started to hurt. So, tomorrow I will try and finish taking it off before I bring out my sander and see what I can do with it.

I was hoping to be a little further along in the room but that is not the case. Since my son is out and we can actually look into the room , it needs a little more work than anticipated. So, we are deciding what absolutely needs to be done in the room.

The floor has a few soft spots so that is a concern and will be dealt with. We already have drywall for the closet. We will need to pick up plywood.

What we already have is drywall, paint, drop cloths(curtains) and an 8ft by 10ft rug. The price of plywood has gone up so we might wait to get them or might pick up a couple of sheets of it.

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New room shopping, Goodwill Style

The hubby and I went to Goodwill earlier today to look for stuff for my son and for the “new” room.

We didn’t find anything for my son but I found several things to use in the new room and in the pantry.

The “laundry” basket is going to be used in the pantry to hold our bagged cereal. The crate will hold extra pillows and maybe a throw blanket. The white containers are going to hold Buttons and some smalls things. The oil lamp will be used in case of a power outage.

I haven’t done anything to the room because it still has my sons stuff in it. The room will be emptied on Friday. I still might try and do some cleaning of the walls and do some painting.

This shelf will be painted white to go on top of a dresser that we picked up last week from Goodwill. The room will have things that we already have on hand with the exception of curtains. I’m thinking of doing drop cloth as curtains. Drop Cloths are on the heavier side and the room is the coldest in the mobile home.

I have a vision for this room but I might have to tweak it a little . I’m super excited to get in there and start the small projects . The blinds are coming down, they are trashed. So, I’m trying to decide if I want to mod podge the windows for privacy issues as the room is on the street.

More to come on this room once we get it emptied..

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Son moving out

My son got his 1st Apartment and is living on his own for the first time in his life. I’m hoping it will be a wonderful experience for him.

My son only took what he needed for now and left a lot of his stuff behind to be packed and moved to his new apartment. So, hubby and I packed up the rest of his stuff .

This is everything my son left and we are taking to him on Friday since it’s his day off. I’m happy that he was able to get a place of his own. So, once everything is out I can get in there and clean it and repaint the bedroom. The peach walls were painted that color when we bought the Mobile home.

He mod podge the poster to the door and pictures from a book on the wall. So. I’m going to tackle that in the next day or two. We bought stuff for that. I’m hoping that it works.

Once the room is cleared and everything is off the wall, it’s getting a paint job. We have to replace some of the flooring as there are weak spots, the carpet is coming out as there are paint spots . So, it will be a busy few days for us. All the projects that we are doing are minor. Some are patch jobs, some are moving things around and some are putting plywood down .

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Broken Window

What use to be our Bedroom. Now is a Gaming Room/ Walk in Closet.

All I can say is I’m so glad that we decided to change rooms. We still have to paint one wall with the chalk board paint and put a small table in the new bedroom . A couple of nights ago , one of our windows were shattered by a rock.

The window had 2 panes that the rock had to go through. The rock weighs roughly 3lbs. It was thrown with force to break both panes. I didn’t want to write about it sooner because my mood wasn’t the greatest when it happened or the next day.

We did put a piece of plywood on the broken window, it’s a temporary fix. We weren’t in the room when the glass shattered but we heard it. We thought that the cats had broken some d├ęcor pieces. Our neighbor heard the crash and came of his Mobile Home. From the angle that the rock was thrown it seem like it was intentional and not someone randomly throwing a rock. The cats aren’t allowed in the room , we still have glass pieces to pick up.

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Small Bedroom

We finished as much as we could on the small bedroom. We decided not to put up drywall instead we chose paneling.

The bedroom is right next to the furnace and it gets extremely hot. Some of the walls are painted white. I bought Black Chalkboard Paint to paint the other wall. We also downsized our bed from a Queen to a Full.

We moved the wall on hallway side about 6 inches out , it gave us a little bit of more space. The ceiling still needs to be replaced. For now it’s going to have to wait. We are deciding on putting carpet or hard wood flooring down. I’d like to have hard wood flooring but carpet is cheaper.

The new wall is behind the lamp and fan. The wall that is painted is the wall on the kitchen side. We put in a new window that was smaller than the original window. We still have to finish the room for now it’s done enough to sleep in.

We still have other projects around here to do. The bathroom is going to get a minor over hall. I’m thinking about repainting the hallway. We finally got a dumpster to clean out the yard and clean out the trailer with all the projects that we’ve done so far. Hopefully within the next few days the yard will be cleaned out and I can put in my garden.

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