This is actually my first post relating to the bedrooms in the house, and maybe it’s a surprise to you, but the guest room has been almost completely empty for the entire time I’ve lived here. So, you can tell what my priorities have been both on the site and in life (sorry, guests). Sure, I’ve dragged the futon mattress from the attic from time to time when I had company staying over, but more often than not, it was only occupied by a Pier 1 desk, a chair I’m in the process of refinishing, and empty poster-sized frame, and the dog’s water bowl. It’s Cody’s room during the day when I’m at work (he sleeps the whole time I’m away, but he does have two windows, presumably to keep an eye on the neighborhood).
But I took a big step this weekend.
I bought a real guest bed. It’s a luxurious pillowtop queen size; mine’s only a full, not pillow top, and pretty hard. I’m a little jealous, but the queen will fit better in the guest room than my own. This puts me back into decorator mode: I’m excited to begin building up this space (and having more company that I do now). I painted the room a very light blue awhile ago, and that’s not going to change, but I’m thinking shelving, headboard, side table, art, carpet (maybe, if the dog finds a new room), and window treatments.
Oh yeah, and it was a snowy morning to pick up a mattress and throw it on top of the Jeep, but I’d like to give major props to the two ratchet straps we used; we experienced zero movement! Anyone who has moved heavy, non-aerodynamic things (or has driven behind someone who’s method is concerning) knows this is always a little nerve wracking. Ratchet straps. Thumbs up.
Here’s how I set up the room. I moved the desk beneath the empty poster frame, and the work-in-progress chair to the corner where I used to have Cody’s bed. The desk may have to leave the room altogether; I’m concocting a plan. Stay tuned.