My youngest daughter, Licious, turned ten in November. In our family, when you turn ten it means that you can redecorate your room. Licious had anxiously waited the chance but when the calendar page flipped and she was all officially ten-ed up, she didn't have a clear plan as to what she wanted. That was kind of nice on her part cause November leads to December and both of those months are jam packed with weekend events that leave little time for room redecorating. Strangely enough, however, December leads to January and the busy social calendar lightens up and leaves free weekends.
Plus, Razor got some groovy tools for Christmas and was itching to put them to use.
Our house was built in 1950 and Licious's room used to be the front porch of the house. Somewhere along the line before we bought the place, this porch was closed in and made into an additional room. It's long and narrowish and has these half brick walls on each end.
The brick walls weren't ugly and, in fact, sort of gave the room some character. But, they were never intended as an exterior/interior wall-i-o deal-i-o so they left the room warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Since Licious had now come up with a plan for her room redo, Razor used it as an opportunity to insulate and box in those half brick walls.
You can see below that her once raised loft style bed is now gone and the brick wall on that side of the room is insulated and boxed in as well.
Next up will be new insulated flooring. Then painting. Then a newly built bed with clothing storage underneath. But we are saving money for the flooring so it won't be anytime super quick.
And I'm lucky that she's so sweet and understanding of that.