Good morning! Are you enjoying this gorgeous weather? Currently it is a lovely 67 degrees in Bucks County! I have tons of yard work to do but I’m contemplating a major furniture shuffle. I’m grabbing my tape measure….
My younger son moved out of the house years ago but I kept his room in tact for when he comes home to visit. But a few weeks ago he relocated to a different state and finally took his antique headboard, mattress and box springs. I was hesitant to part with the headboard since I loved it but so did he! So, I finally gave in and let him take it with him to his newest apartment. We wanted his new place to reflect his new beginnings and professional life and a departure from the college dorm look of late. This is how his room looked before the big move:
The antique headboard weighs a ton! It is actually meant for a full size bed but the queen mattress and bed frame fit fine. We both love the interesting, raised carvings at the top. Pretty, but still masculine.
This adorable little night stand is still here. I couldn’t part with it just yet. 😉
This sign is still here too. I have a feeling it will need to move to D.C….
This is how his room looks now. The aftermath…
We are planning to put our Bucks County house on the market next spring so I’m hesitant to buy anything new for this house. I’m slowly trying to purge and begin staging the house for sale. So, my thought is to move the twin beds from the bedroom in the basement up to Nic’s room. I’ve had these beds since I was a child. As you can see this bedroom is really small and two twin beds take up the entire room. They should fit much nicer upstairs.
Plus,the bedroom in the basement technically doesn’t qualify as a legitimate bedroom because the size of the window doesn’t meet code. (Escape route and all of that.) This room has been a band room, an office and extra bedroom over the years. Personally, I’m not a fan of a dropped ceiling with ceiling tiles but it was the best option for certain parts of the basement. And during the band room years, it helped buffer the sound. (No offense to PLTN-I love you guys!)
But for staging purposes, I think I’ll convert the basement bedroom into a craft room. Currently my craft room is off of the bedroom but I think I’ll move it to the basement and stage this area as a proper sitting room. (See? Musical furniture!)
My older son’s room will not likely escape the furniture shuffle either. (Below) I will still have plenty of places for them to stay comfortably when they come home to visit but it’s no longer necessary to keep their rooms as they once were. I guess I’m finally realizing they aren’t coming back home. (sniff) I need to put on my big girl overalls, grab my paintbrush and start getting this place ready to sell! Of course I’ll need extra muscles to help haul all of this stuff around. I’ll wait until they come for a visit and spring the surprise!
I was really dreading this whole thing, but now that I have a plan, I’m excited about getting started! As I tackle each room, I”ll take the opportunity to purge, paint and stage. In the past we’ve been really lucky about selling our houses. The longest we’ve ever had a house on the market is two months. (I probably just jinxed us.) So, by planning in advance I hope the house will be updated and fresh and will sell quickly. And who likes to have their house on the market for a long time? Right. No one.
Wish me luck. I’ll post pictures of my progress and ideas along the way. And meanwhile maybe I can pawn more stuff off on my boys! Thanks for stopping by. xoxo Dell