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winston 12-30-2009 08:56 PM

My bedroom is a disaster..
So, I'm trying to improve my bedrooom on the cheap. Here's some pics and specific stuff I'm looking for, but any general advice would be helpful, both on organization and making things look nice. thanks!
How can I get that sticker and stuff rubbed off the bunkbed paneling? And any quick way to brush up that wood so it doesn't look so crappy?
Any ideas on how to organize my shoes besides just lined on the floor there?
Couch is really ugly..any ideas on a cheap DIY slip cover? I think my mom might have an idea on that one actually..but how should it be fastened?
Also I'd like to remove that thing under the TV because it takes up room and 99% of the time the TV isn't sitting on it..but idk where i would set the tv the few times that I do need it.
Close up of the window from the above pic. Right now it has a broken blind on it. I'm thinking of replacing it with a blackout curtain.

Plumbing And Lighting 01-12-2010 02:43 PM

They make wood cleaner that should work for the bunkbeds. You should be able to find it just about anywhere - supermarket, hardware store, etc.

Looks like if you clear off some of those papers from the top of your desk, you will have enough room to place the TV there. To organize your shoes, assuming you don't have any shoeboxes or closet space, I would line them up under the bed so that they're out of the way. Throw out the trash lying around and give the carpet a good vacuum and you will be on your way. You definitely should replace that sheet/drape thingy.

Looks like you're only showing us one half of the room. What's going on on the side opposite the bed and couch?

travelover 01-12-2010 03:59 PM

Check Craigslist or the Salvation Army stores for a new couch. The cushions look saggy and shot to me. Use mineral spirits (paint thinner) to remove stickers.

frozenstar 01-12-2010 10:50 PM

Wow. That's a disaster. :)

Anyway, wood cleaners are good. Also if you can paint it with a varnish, then that would look a lot better as well as your computer table. Your bedsheet shouldn't be like that. Fix it every time you wake up in the morning. The couch I guess doesn't look that bad. A good cover can make it attractive again. Vertical blinds can look good on that window. Buy a new electric fan and remove that one on top of your bed. A ceiling fan or a wall mounted fan would look better.

inspectorD 02-04-2010 06:26 AM

I feel like I just walked out of a B movie.

Organize, then clean, then organize is best way.:clap:

travelover 02-04-2010 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by playboy (Post 40129)

your room is not so bad but you have to keep it in a systematic and maintained way you just required to do is first wash it then keep all the things in proper way and buy some new furniture's and comforters. this will make your bedroom really good.

good luck!!

This post seems to be typical of a new assault of spammers. They make some inane comment and get their signature link out there for some website that sells related merchandise. I suspect they are hired from overseas to just sit there and post anywhere they can.

oldognewtrick 02-05-2010 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by travelover (Post 40136)
This post seems to be typical of a new assault of spammers. They make some inane comment and get their signature link out there for some website that sells related merchandise. I suspect they are hired from overseas to just sit there and post anywhere they can.

Thanks for the heads up travelover.

IslandStyleGirl 02-08-2010 08:38 PM

Grad A=
Okay. You sought out help and that earns you an A+ grade. 1st = clean out the clutter---less stressful and creates a more peaceful environment. 2nd = think about the window; take down the sheet and spray some window frosting to obsure the glass and remove the blinds $2-3. Easily removed with a flat razor blade later without damaging the window. Looks like you are facing the back yard. 2rd = keep the couch if you love it for comfort (cover it) or throw it out and get a love seat (sometimes minimal @ local online sites) or large throw pillows to fit more into the room. 3rd= think about a small inexpensive wood shelving unit (with a back) (from thrift or real salvage stores) and mount on the upper bunk to the end on the outside to increase space and store shoes. 4th = think about getting screws with anchors to be heavy enough to mount the speakers on the wall and clear up the desk space. (no slot on the speakers to hang-no problem--put tem in cheap fish netting and hang from ceiling or get a shelf). 5th = Goo Gone removes sticky materials, tar from cars , lipstick, etc (Walmart, Lowes, etc), but also removes stain sometimes. A small can of stain can be very inexpensive and just run over bed frame to take away scratches. Be sure to run over with a dry cloth to pick up any excess. 6th= if budget is an issue, try to find some new bedding in a Goodwill or thrift store. You may be surprised at what they have. Also, contact family relatives and let them know that you are looking so they can look too or maybe they are updating and donating those items you may be interested in. 7th = spacing needs to be optimal and rearranging everything may give you more space to crash on the floor (if it is not cluttered and clean). 8th = a fresh coat of latex paint on the wall would be great and very cheap. 9th = a little work on a minimal budget could do wonders. Remember to have fun. Wrack your brain and come up with your own ideas; that is how new inventions are made ---what you need when you need it. Have fun......................Making it happen

lenozhka 02-22-2010 06:34 PM

The current stain color is in a disastrous condition - to make it look really good, you have to re-finish the wood (wood cleaners won't help much in this case), and it's very labor intensive.

So even though I love the look of natural wood, in this case, if I were you, I would paint all your wooden furniture black - for a modern, clean/sharp look.

Plus, all the pieces look mis-matched right now, and the color of the stain gives away the old age of your furniture.

Just my 2 cents :rolleyes:


DavidS 02-23-2010 12:08 PM

bedroom disaster
Hmm, we have lots of suggestions, but how far do you want to go?

Who sleeps there? Who uses it for an office? What other activities (:p) are going on in there other than sleeping and the obvious.
First remove everything that does not belong in there.
Use our Declutter 101 as a guideline (you can download it for free on our website) to get some order.
Paint and get either real curtains or some blinds.
Check second-hand stores for replacement furniture.
And then, of course, you could hire us to help with this dilemma.

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