the walls are painted, and they look fantastic. it really is amazing how paint can transform a room!
i knew that i needed to stay on a budget with the "storage" wall, which will include a bookcase and a desk, so of course i turned to ikea.
my original plan was to purchase the 72" best burs desk.
i was at ikea several months ago, and fell in love with this desk. the slender, long proportions of the desk were prefect for what i envisioned. i almost bought it, but knew that it would just end up taking up space in my garage until the room was painted. when i went back to buy it, it was OUT OF STOCK. not only that, but DISCONTINUED and out of stock. i called several stores, tried to buy it online, waited to see if any remaining stock would be sent to my store so i could snatch one up.
i was in mourning for several days, and started a new search for the perfect replacement desk. i found a few that i liked, but they were sadly way above my budget.
i ended up buying the similar, but shorter micke desk:
the micke desk, paired with the vittjo shelving unit will create a place for grady to play video games and store some of his books and other goodies.
installing the curtain rods and curtains
hanging art and the large mirror over the dresser
getting bedding and getting a custom pillow made for the bed