We recently inherited some new bedroom furniture from my in-laws. I’m actually pretty excited about it because it’s one of those convertible sets where the “bed” can become either a crib or a full-sized bed. So, when we need the use of a crib, we have one already. And, in the meantime, we finally have a double bed for our guests. We previously only had our two twin beds in the upstairs guest room. The room housing this new furniture is on its own in the lower level of our house, and has a separate bathroom right around the corner so guests don’t have to share ours.
|Before we moved in...guest bedroom & bathroom|
|The guest bedroom and bathroom today|
The room is quite tiny, though, and a bit odd. Story has it that the original owner of our house finished off this room himself—and, apparently he thought the room deserved a drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting to give it that nice industrial touch. The room also has wood paneling along most of it, which, fortunately, has been painted – and there is a ledge that runs along two of the walls, about halfway up. When we re-did the doors, we ended up changing the way the door swung open. It used to swing open right toward the middle of the room; we changed it so it now swings against the far wall and doesn’t feel so in the way as you try to enter. Unfortunately, this change also made the door swing right in front of the light switch. We’ll worry about that one later.
My main concern was trying to fit all of the furniture in the room – since we don’t really have a place for an extra dresser elsewhere in the house. Surprisingly, we got it all to fit – including the gilder chair. It’s so nice to finally have some semblance of order in this room. It served as an office when we first moved in, then became a guest room for several house guests over the summer of 2010; after that, it became the “project room”. You know, the place where all the project stuff just gets dumped. After over a year of that, I think this room looks great!
|Glider chair & dresser / changing table|
|It's a little tight, but it works!|
|It photographs blue, but it's really more of a seafoam green|
|The accent pillows are my favorite part!|
|probably the most unique thing I've ever made, at any rate...|
If I wanted something unique and different, I succeeded! And it does nicely incorporate the colors and the theme from the comforter set. I probably won’t spend too much more time decorating this room, but I am hoping to get a few accent pieces to place on the dresser and armoire so it doesn't look so bare.