We completely emptied Tommy's room over Thanksgiving, sorted through everything, purged the piles of non-essentials, made a new plan for storage and furniture, and put it back together. We finally finished the last piece last night, so here's the big reveal!
The bookcase is the biggest one in the house. It's one that David built when we were still in college. Tommy cleared his books down from one lare and one small bookcase into this one, new-to-him set of shelves. David and Tommy built and painted the headboard together, and I found the orange bedding for him. His desk is now next to the window. We also took out his dim ceiling fan light and replaced it with a large new light fixture that gives him enough light to read in every corner of his room.
The Lego cabinet came out of his closet, and has been cleaned off and sorted. We removed his dresser, a bedside table, his fishtank, and an extra bookcase from his room. The new orange RECLINING chair was a "Good Work" reward present to him. He put a lot of time and effort into cleaning out his room.
His closet is now 90% empty, and I'm going to try to resist using it for general storage. We painted the inside the normal room color. (It had been baby blue inside from when I decorated the room as his baby nursery.) We brought the doors back in from the shed for the first time in 11 years, and he can close the doors when company comes. The shelves on the left side of the closet hold his favorite objects. He decided to give his dresser to Dad, and we hung up all his clothes so he can see them and used the shelves on the right side of his closet for folded clothes.
Tommy loves his new room!
Here is one random before photo, from earlier in the year. I didn't think to take any official before photos. We just started working.