I pulled out a huge old comforter that I bought sometime in the mid 90s and had been relegated to the camping supplies for years...and made do for a while...this is what my room looked like (ok, so I made no effort to make it look decent in any way-you know kind of like before and after make over pics? The before the person looks worse than a mug-shot!) Well, I purposely left my room looking like something off of the show "Cops"
I bought a new dresser. I didn't spend a lot and it's certainly not heirloom quality or anything-I got it at Walmart.com. I made sure to read reviews til my head spun (very important I've learned when shopping online-or anywhere for that matter!) and this one received good reviews!
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sauder-Shoal-Creek-4-Drawer-Chest/15443708-walmart's website won't let me copy the picture to put with the link. :( So here is a picture I took. :)
You cannot really see it in this picture (might show better in the above picture) but the carpet is a multi-color shag (the new kind, not the harvest gold kind of the 70s of course). I LOVE it! And it's got to be way more forgiving than what we did have-a very light colored (mono-tone) short pile carpet. Not a good idea. Not. And we paid for stain master but apparently they switched it out...either that or by "stain master" they meant the "master of all stains". Because anything that got on it was there to stay. Forever.
Now, the goal is to keep our room as kind of a sanctuary. I want it to be as uncluttered and simple as possible. And it is a no toy zone. Every room in my house has toys or trinkets in it. Not this one!