29 plastic bins, 4 baskets, and 1 box later and Min's stuff is organized, packed, labeled and stored in the basement. We've tossed out about 4 bags of garbage (mostly catalogs).
Okay, so here's where the bed was and below it where it will be moved to the other side of the room to get more floor space.
The lovely green carpeting will be ripped out tonight. Since the bed will now be up against the far wall, that frees up floor space for half the room.
Over here in this corner is where I plan to put a reading chair. Still not sure if the chair and ottoman I want will fit here. Right next to it I plan to put a bookcase. Tomorrow I will begin the sanding and painting. Wish me luck!
[20 MINUTES LATER]
So, having been a lifelong viewer of PBS's "This Old House" and "The New Yankee Workshop," it is firmly ingrained in me to "measure twice, cut once." So I decided, maybe I should put the furniture in the room to make sure everything is going to fit well before I start painting and before I order the chair. Good thing I did. It turns out the blanket rack looks too crowded up against the bed. Even though you can still open the wardrobe doors all the way, it's still too close. I'll probably have to scrap the blanket rack and continue to let Min use it as a saddle horse.
So the little end table fits nicely next to the bed. But then I got the measurements for the chair from the IKEA website and laid tape lines for the outline of where the chair would sit. The measuring tape is coming out at the depth the ottoman would. So the chair and ottoman I wanted to put in there will be too big and stick out too far, taking up all the free floor space in the room and blocking the walkway to the bed. Hmmmm, I'm going to have to rethink the chair/ottoman combo. Darn.
The good news is that the new bookcase is low profile enough that it fits in there nicely without sticking out too far or taking up too much room. Now that I've moved all the furniture up there, I think I might just throw down a drop cloth and paint it up there as well. It beats moving it all back and forth a few times. Now to find my paint slips so I can go pick up bright red paint, and pale blue and pale yellow paint.
Hey, Michele, what do you think of this Jennylund chair instead of the bigger Ektorp? It's about 11 inches narrower in width, and about 5 inches less deep.