We painted the walls, ceiling, trim, baseboards and casings all white including an old IKEA table that used to be orange. It’s amazing how fresh the space looks and how much bigger it feels. I wasn’t sad to see the blue carpeting go in favour of new laminate floors, which I love. They’re the perfect choice for an active cottage lifestyle, since they’ll stand up to wear and tear from busy foot traffic, stains, toys and pets.
I bought gender-neutral grey bedding and sheets with stripes to give the room a nautical look. I hung two seashell frames to add more coastal flair to the décor.
On the other side of the room, there’s a small closet and a black leather chair that I bought at a thrift store. It was a real bargain because it has a small rip on the seat which I love, it gives the chair a distressed old vintage look that is perfect for a no-fuss cottage.
When our kids saw their “old” bedroom makeover, they wish we’d done the changes years ago so they could have enjoyed the space while they were young and spending more time at the lake. For now, our friends with young kids get to enjoy the newly revamped bunk room.
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