our home: the guest bedroom.

{Click here to catch up on the reveal of our new home!


Eat-in Kitchen


Master Bedroom

L’s Bedroom

The Exterior

The Lower Level}

as we’ve mentioned before, our home is a three-bedroom split-level house, which (typically) means that there are two bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs. like Jord mentioned in his post that featured the lower level of our home, should we find that we need four bedrooms, we love this home, this area and this neighborhood (so far, that is!) that we’re definitely open to making this home work for us instead of picking up and moving. we’d either add a wall to the lower level to create a fourth bedroom or (a someday big, grand, dream of a plan) build an addition on to the entire house to add a den/library/homework central room on the main floor and a fourth bedroom on the lower level.

however, we’ve also talked through the idea of having two young children (regardless of gender) share the upstairs bedroom. while it’s a bit small, we know that we could make it work, at least for a little while, until we fully determine the size of our family and whether or not there is a need for a fourth bedroom.

i mention all of this again because today, i’m introducing you to the third bedroom of our home, which, until further notice (AKA until we’re expecting another child someday), will be affectionately called the guest room.



the guest room is currently painted a neutral shade of green that, frankly, i don’t care for, but it works for now. we love the large closet (which you can see in the picture above) and the size of the room (perfect for a guest room now and a future kiddo bedroom later). i’m not crazy about the ledge around the room – as you may have noticed when we revealed our basement family room, that room also features a ledge surrounding the entire perimeter of the room – but i’m currently brainstorming a few strategies to make the ledge work for us. the window (pictured above) looks out over our cement pad in the backyard, which you can see in this post.

of course, we have grand plans for this space:

– paint (i am in love with BM’s Elephant Gray, but I’m not sure I’m 100% sold on that being the paint color for this room – it may be a bit too purple…)

– bring in a full-sized bed, which is currently housed at my parents’ house

– DIY some sort of headboard; perhaps a pallet-wood headboard? (like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/272749321155548435/)

– purchase a duvet cover, tall Euro shams, throw pillows

– add wooden blinds (to match the window treatments in the rest of the house), curtains

– hang art

– replace light fixture with a chandelier/drum shade (this room boasts one of those awful lights that’s flush to the ceiling, AKA a “boob light”)

– bring in a dresser, a chair/chaise, a nightstand/end table

as you can see above, we’ve made some progress in this space. we retrieved the bed from my parents’ house, and we purchased a duvet cover (discussed in this post). we technically didn’t bring in a dresser – we brought in our old TV stand, which is this one from Target – but i plan to change the knobs and repurpose the piece (which is really nice, just a bit small for our TV-housing needs in this home) as linen storage/a mini-library for guests. finally, we scored two wooden end tables (complete with a drawer and a shelf – great for storage!) from a coworker of mine for $35 bucks, and i sanded and refinished one of these tables (and replaced the drawer knob) for use in this room. i can’t wait to show you how it turned out – it’s understated and elegant, which is definitely a far cry from where it started out.

up next: the laundry room, which is literally a blank slate that we can’t wait to personalize!

About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.
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