A couple of years ago, my daughters decided sharing a room was the best option.
(In case you’re new here, let me clarify: they HAD shared a room. Then we erected the great wall, and then they missed each other. We’re back to square one. Sort of … but don’t try to keep track. I can’t.)
Now we have a spare room (half of the old big one). I wouldn’t call this spare room a bedroom, because it housed stuff … until one day. A relative generously offered us a bed, nightstand and vanity.
That’s when the Tuckaway Farm guest bedroom was born.
It’s not fancy, but it’s cozy.
It’s not large, but it’s cheerful.
The girls were involved in the decorating process and
let me tell you,
we had a ball!
A 5′ x 7′ rug added a little fluff to the floor. My husband cannot understand why one would tear up “perfectly good green carpet” only to cover the wood floor with a rug.
You understand, right?
With the walls taken care of, it was on to other necessities. We decided guests would need
- things to look at
- things to wrap up in
- things to make them feel good
I’m going to start calling my daughters ‘American pickers’ — they picked some great items from the rest of the house. Their choices added character to the room.
We did purchase new window coverings. These sweet drapery panels are available in four toile colors.
“We just want to see what they’d look like, Mommy!” they assured me, after stealing the pillows from my bed.
This dresser moved from the girls’ room and they swiped the new vanity for themselves. I don’t blame them. My grandma had a vanity with a full length mirror and lots of little drawers. I played in front of it for hours. I’m happy they will do the same … with a vanity from their great-grandmother’s house.
Thick as thieves.
We finished the room just before Christmas. A week ago they hosted their first guests.
The phrase “proud as peacocks” comes to mind.
It’s nice to have a special space for guests … seems the air mattress is out of work.