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post #21 of 241
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MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
Chaise Lounge, Dresser, Changing Table - The chaise lounge is a refugee from our large sectional that won't fit in our living room. The dresser is all DS's clothes, but I don't trust him to not throw it everywhere when he's in there alone, so, its in our room.

Another view - that fake wood thing is our humidifier, and a nightstand DH's parents gave us, complete with crap from DH's childhood.
The fleece over the windows was my attempt to see if we could keep the room warmer with them. There are mauve curtains beneath. So very 90's (original curtains and wallpaper of course)

Looking toward the door - My closet is on the right, DH's is on the left (behind the door)

Our well made beds - ha!

My closet Left and Right - My closet is odd, its obviously added on, because it has an outlet in it, and a light in it (which is nice) but its like at least 50% deeper than normal reach in closets, there is a shelf behind the black thing which is piled with barely folded clothes.

Our fabulous rubbermaid nightstand - If you are astute, you will have noticed we actually HAVE a real nightstand, but apparently its too good for us. This stores socks and underwear for DH & I.

DH's Closet Right and Left and the absurdly deep pocket to the left - I couldn't really get it in the picture, it is 3 side by side rubbermaid containers deep and I don't even know what is back there. Mine has a pocket like that, but its only 1 rubbermaid container deep.

All the rubbermaid containers are intact from the move, sans the clothing we ACTUALLY needed and hung up.

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)

The size. It's big for our small house, the biggest single room in the whole house actually. We are thinking we'll put a master bath and walk in closet in eventually across the end of the room with the couch, dresser and changing table. We'd then probably take my closet out to widen the remaining room.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM

Lack of any sort of decorating scheme, lack of furniture (besides the beds of course).

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)

Between the bed and my closet, the chaise lounge as you can see, and inside the floor of my closet.

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals

Yikes, a plan. Go through everything in the closets and declutter aggressively! Not sure if I'll have time or energy for an attempt at wallpaper removal and decorating, though I should probably see how hard the wallpaper is to remove, this room at least had been painted before the wallpaper was put on (the living room and DD's room were not and were very painful to dewallpaper).
post #22 of 241
subbing ... wish I hadn't missed the kitchen!
post #23 of 241
Subbing... I will be back with pics as soon as I have charged batteries.
post #24 of 241
I wasn't quite ready for the kitchen but would love to join this one. Can I play even if I don't post pics, though? (I know it's not as much fun...but hooking up my camera and trying to get it to work means another monthly challenge altogether for me - The Get-Your-Computer-System-Working-Challenge! I'm not technologically disinclined, I just have all sorts of software compatibility problems and driver issues...)

So if I can still be in, I'm in! Our bedroom is a DISASTER.
(And who knows, maybe I'll fight the computer and win one of these days...)



Jude
post #25 of 241
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Originally Posted by Judegirl View Post
I wasn't quite ready for the kitchen but would love to join this one. Can I play even if I don't post pics, though? (I know it's not as much fun...but hooking up my camera and trying to get it to work means another monthly challenge altogether for me - The Get-Your-Computer-System-Working-Challenge! I'm not technologically disinclined, I just have all sorts of software compatibility problems and driver issues...)
Jude
Sounds like somebody needs a mac! :
post #26 of 241
MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
The bag that holds our gloves and other random things.

Almost shut closet

Open closet

East wall

South wall

West wall

Base

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)
I love the color. I like our bed frame (but its not in our room right now), the mirror and the closet.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
Too small

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
Top of anything I think you can see in the pic, the dressers, ottoman, and my knitting organizer all have stuff on top of them

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals
1. take down ds's crib-decide if we are going to keep the mattress on the floor-when he comes in our room in the middle of the night he sleeps in the middle anyway!
2. Move the area rug from ds's room to our room.
3.Finally put up cove base along floors-we had our floors refinished over a year ago and still haven't done it!
4. Put bed frame back
5. I am not happy with our blinds. They are fairly new and I wanted to go for a green/dark red theme with a little brown. Well we don't have any red in there yet and I think the green and brown looks link mint chocolate chip ice cream. Suggestions welcome for the blinds-I would rather keep them. Maybe some kind of valance??
6. Go through clothes and shoes. I just went through them last month and ebayed a bunch but I still have some could go through. I would love to move down to only one dresser.
7. Dh wants our IKEA chair moved into the room to make a reading spot. I will try and see-the ottoman may have to move.
8. Find another home for my knitting stuff. Not sure where??
9. Maybe put under the bed storage once the bed frame is up.
10. Do something with the bag on the door knob-its been there for a few years and I hate it.
11. Find another spot for my hand wash other than the door knob of the closet.
12. Take the dry cleaning in.
13. Get down to one clothes basket-go through and do something with everything in the green one in our room.
14. more art on the walls
post #27 of 241
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MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
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WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)
It is big, I love my big bed!

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
It is bland. I have alot of trouble keeping our closets under control.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
Top of dresser. Sometimes we do a floor pile!

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals.
Week 1 - deep clean and get rid of hot spots
Week 2 - Go through clothes, organize closets
Week 3 - Figure out window treatments and hubby nightstand
Week 4 - Hang some pictures? Look for perfect duvet cover. Make things look pretty !

If you remove the www at the beginning of the link it will work.
post #28 of 241
I'm here too! As many of you know, I'm still working on the kitchen! But, I'm here and I am dedicated to doing the master bedroom this month. We actually just swapped rooms, we have a two bedroom apartment and we just moved our bed into the smaller room. I decided that having a bed take up the bigger room just didn't make as much sense as having a bigger guest/meditation/sewing/ room! Because we have a futon in the other room, there is just so much more room to walk around in there now. So, there really isn't much in our "master bedroom" right now. I will include both of my bedrooms in this challenge, since they are somewhat entertwined and need to be done anyway.
I am having out of town guests (again if anyone's keeping track-yay I love guests!) mid month and it's a friend who's notoriously a clean freak. I really want to get everything organized and cleaned up so she feels comfortable here. Well, as clean and organized as a home with a baby can get . Hopefully she'll be so excited to be out of the cold (from MN) that she'll hardly pay any notice at all...

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR: Stay tuned!

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!) I have south facing windows with tons of sunlight and it's always warm in there.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
It really needs some color, some personality

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
The top of my dresser (well, one of the only surfaces in the room)
2nd bedroom- I don't know yet, we just moved all that stuff into that room.

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals

*Decide on and order a few of our wedding prints to frame for our bedroom. I've been wanting to do this since we've been married (May 04). I may need some help choosing which ones to hang.
*Sew new pillowcases and decorative pillows. Decide on color scheme (all white now) and which bedding to use in there.
*buy some bedding for Eva's crib mattress, which is on the floor next to our bed
*buy a cabinet to organize all my crafting/sewing supplies in the second bedroom. This will make me crazy happy.
*At the end of the month, I just want to feel settled in our place. We moved in the end of Jan.
post #29 of 241
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Sounds like somebody needs a mac! :
LOL - Maybe! Or perhaps I should merely upgrade from Windows 98....
post #30 of 241
Okay, since no one's banned me yet, I'm posting to enter. I'll try to get pics sometime also...!

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR

In the meantime...lol at the "normal clean/picked up state!" Our bedroom has been functioning as a storage closet since we moved in a year ago. It's the only room to which dd doesn't have regular access, so we toss everything in there and climb over it to get into bed. I'm in there twice a day - once when I wake up and once when I go to bed. The rest of the day I open the door and hurl! I've been chipping away at it for a couple of weeks, but haven't made much progress.

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)

We have a king-sized bed and big windows and on the rare occasions when it's been cleaned, it's a pretty nice place.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM

There's no floor space (the bed takes it all up!) and it's a big clutter nest.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter) My dresser. The bed. The floor. My vanity. The closets. The tops of everything. Seriously...I really should post pics!

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals

I've been meaning to get rid of my lingerie chest thingy for weeks. In order to do that, the following needs to happen:

1. Weed out more of my clothes (I don't have that many; I weed a lot as it is.)

2. Find a new place for the things in the chest that I want to keep. I'd like to hang cloth bags on the walls for things like bras, or maybe baskets tucked away somewhere...

3. Clear off the corner bookshelf to move the tv there. (The t.v. that we NEVER use that we pay five bucks a month for...that reminds me to call DTV today and cancel that. Maybe I'll put the t.v. in the closet instead!)

4. Freecycle lingerie chest!

And then there are the other things:

The cabinets and drawers in my vanity are underutilized because I can never get to them! I need to use that space much better.

I freecycled a bunch of stuff from under my bed and now have lots of room but haven't found any underbed boxes on freecycle and so I'm not using that room very well at all. (I'm not buying stuff!)

I have dd's outgrown clothes all over the place, in cardboard boxes, that I need to sift through and decide what to keep and what to give away, and then box up, label and store (that was one of the planned uses for under the bed).

My dresser. Egads. That's about all I can say. Piles upon piles and piles and piles.

We never hung up any of the things we intended for that room, so they're in a pile. On my dresser. And our wedding collage sits on the floor against a wall. I have a full-length cheapy mirror sitting on my dresser, propped precariously against the wall. I use it all the time, and I don't know how to hang it (something about a drill, a friend told me...I barely know what that is, and dh is no better!) so I don't know what to do about that.

I've been meaning to put the pillow cover back on my latex pillow. Right now it's just in a pillowcase and I get icked out whenever my hand touches it in the middle of the night, lol.

The plants in that room are a messs - cold, neglected, dim northern light. I tend to shove the ones I like least and the ones I think might have problems in there to quarantine them. That's not helping.

Last - and least, IMO...but since we're talking about the bedroom....once upon a time, according to dh, he and I would occasionally engage in certain recreational activities. (I, however, have very little memory of this...) Somewhere in that room are mood-related items, massage oils and candles and the like, (and less savory things that I won't mention here!) I should probably find those before my landlord does the next time he's trying to fix the heater...

I have my work cut out for me, huh?

Jude
post #31 of 241
I updated my link of the tour - sorry!

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post #32 of 241
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Last - and least, IMO...but since we're talking about the bedroom....once upon a time, according to dh, he and I would occasionally engage in certain recreational activities.

Jude
Oh yeah. My hubby said something about that too. I was all, huh, don't know what you are talking about....? Guess I need to make that more of a priority.
post #33 of 241
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Last - and least, IMO...but since we're talking about the bedroom....once upon a time, according to dh, he and I would occasionally engage in certain recreational activities.
Badminton?
post #34 of 241
Ooooh! I really need to join!
But i feel like our BD is :
post #35 of 241
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I started this morning with the easy stuff, I did a quick sort of DS's dresser and got rid of all his 24 month clothes. 2T only now.
post #36 of 241
I'm in! I'm having a real cruddy day today. Feeling tired and depressed and the dark dreary weather is really getting to me today. I'm trying to be proactive and work to make life better when I get in a funk like this. This is perfect. I will start today. I'll try to take pictures once the baby is up from his nap.
post #37 of 241
i'm joining in, i have taken pictures, but i am waaaay to embarassed to post them (ppl i know in real life come to mdc). the pictures are there though and maybe at the end when i have totally decluttered i will post them, since t won;t look like that anymore.
what i like most:
nice ceiling fan
nice furniture

like least:
i can't walk in the whole of the room, there is sooooo much clutter
i also get an icky feeling from my closet. i think i will clean the whole room out and try to do an energy clearing

goals:
have only the clothes that will fit in my dresser...i have a bunch on top and infront of
go through dh's comics and store them behind dresser
lots more but no time to type
post #38 of 241
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I'm in! I'm having a real cruddy day today. Feeling tired and depressed and the dark dreary weather is really getting to me today. I'm trying to be proactive and work to make life better when I get in a funk like this. This is perfect. I will start today. I'll try to take pictures once the baby is up from his nap.
It's dark and dreary here too - freezing rain, yum. :P

Okay, so my next goal will be to attack the giant pile of sheets on the chaise lounge. They are mostly things I can get rid of - like queen sheets when we no longer own a queen bed.
post #39 of 241
Week 2: Empty T-shirt drawer. Limit to 15 or so T-shirts. That ought to be enough for anyone. Model this clothing pruning for 4 year old and see if we can get her to do same.
Week 4: Declutter dresser top and dust.


I'm doing well with my simple goals. I did get the T-shirts down to 16, while boxing up 20 for goodwill. And I cleared off my beautiful dresser and dusted all over. It's almost a solid wall of dust behind it. I felt like I could walk on it.

Now, the problem is that the rest of the house has gone to hell in a handbasket while I've been concentrating on the bedroom. It's like a toothpaste tube. It just squirts out the other side. I CANNOT get it all together at the same time. On a really motivated 2 week stint I can get EITHER the upstairs or the downstairs looking decent.
post #40 of 241
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Anyone have a good system for easily identifying sheet sizes? I mean, once I figure out this is a king sheet, any clever way of marking it so I know the next time? I'm thinking I'll write on the tag with a sharpie, but I don't know if that will wash off or not, then I still need to figure out where the tag is.

The worst is the twins versus twin xl - :P

More questions. Does anyone use flat sheets? I don't like them personally. DH uses them sometimes, but I'm wondering whether I should bother keeping the flat sheets for the twin beds - do you use flat sheets for your older kids?
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