happily ever after: The Guest Room

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Guest Room

This Guest Room has gone through so many changes since we moved here. We bought our house furnished (sort of) it was a friends' parents' vacation home and we ended up moving sooner than we had anticipated, so we realized it would be nice to do a trial run, buy the house furnished, move just a bit of our stuff, try it out for a couple of months and see how it felt running the company so far away and then move everything else in and sell what we didn't need in a garage sale.

This was the guest room when we bought the house.

This is the guest room right after we moved in, my parents came for a visit after Christmas so I fixed it up all cute for them. These walls were painted that green color, it was a very dark color. I hated it. I tend not to like living in dark colors.

My mom loved it when it was decorated like this, because it had the most space in the room, the bed was comfy and she had lots of drawers and closet space. But I was mean and gave the bed to a sweet seminary student that went to our church that had been sleeping on a couch for WAY too long and I couldn't bare it anymore. So we changed the room into more of a sitting room, much to our guests dismay.

See we painted it and got a sofa sleeper and moved the piano in there to try to muffle some of the 'lovely practice music'.

And then just a month later, while Sweetie was on a business trip the boys & I surprised him by getting all his books out of storage and finally putting them in bookcases. So this became the library, and Calvin's favorite room. It gets great afternoon sun and is a perfect place to curl up with a good book or just take a nap. So cozy.

This is what it looks like when it's set up for guests. It works, but it's not ideal. A little tight. I guess it guarantees that our guests won't stay too long. Not that we've ever wanted someone to go home early.

And this would be the bathroom, the guest bathroom, the powder room, the downstairs bathroom, Dave's bathroom.

And those are the guest quarters in the 'West Wing'.