Pumpkinhead beer (from Shipyard Brewing..FYI) is on the shelf. I’m not ready for this. I’m really not ready for my favorite fall time beer to be in stores. For one, it means the lazy days of summer (or not so lazy days in our household with all the projects going on) are almost over. It means no more ice cream, no more hammocking, and no more summer softball. It also means that it’s high time we got around to the guest bedroom (aka…our massive walk-in closet) makeover. It wasn’t in the plan to re-do this room this year. However, it became a necessity when Colby re-did the dining room (directly below the guest room) and had a serious “oops” moment. When tearing down the walls, not only did he take out all the insulation from the dining room, but apparently there was nothing between the dining room and guest room stopping all the insulation from the guest room from pouring out into the room. Stupid old blown-in insulation! Check out the video Colby took:
If we lived in Florida or Texas, this wouldn’t be a big deal. But no, we live in Maine where it’s cold and frigid and frost sets in way too early. That leaves us with no choice but to tear down the walls of the guest room, re-insulate, and put things back together, Humpty Dumpty style. In the grand scheme of things, we also need to install a master bedroom closet in so we no longer use the guest room as our personal dressing area. Apparently that’s a big no-no in the real estate game. Ooops! And I would have to admit, it would be nice to have a space for guests to come and crash in our tiny 1,200 square foot home where space is at a premium.
So here is what we’re working with upstairs in the guest room:
It was actually the nicest room in the house when we moved in, imagine that! And here is our master bedroom, which will also be getting a little redo:
Yes indeed, we have an attic ladder in the middle of our bedroom. And that’s also the area where the closet will be going…right here:
Now that the ugly is out of the way, let’s check out a little bit of the inspiration I’m using for the space. First, the big inspiration bedroom:
I just love this space. It’s small like our current room, is bright and airy, and looks oh so comfy. This is just one of those rooms that feels so perfect. I’d love to make us a pair of those night stands. Seriously drool worthy! I also love this for closet inspiration:
So cute and somewhat organized looking. I love a good organization scheme and we certainly need something in the bedroom that can maximize what little space we have. Something like this should do it. Then in the guest room I’m thinking we should make a day bed kind of like this one from Ana White:
Maybe with a trundle bed underneath for extra sleeping space for guests. And then fancy up my boring old Ikea dressers kind of like this:
So that’s our little situation. No…not that situation…the Jersey Shore can keep him. Although, our situation could rival that situation any day!
Confession to make…I’m actually creating this post as part of the True Value DIY True Stories Contest. I’m entering for the chance to win $2,500 from True Value to tackle a project. You also get “hardwarian” advice (I love that word…kind of wish I had made it up…props to True Value for its uber creativity…did I score bonus points for that comment?!). AND you get your story featured via their Facebook page. There’s still time to enter so if you’re interested go to the True Value Facebook page for more details. Normally I wouldn’t tip you off like that. The super competitive, cut throat Angie wouldn’t do that. But I’m feeling a little generous these days so consider yourself lucky. Good luck to everyone…but mostly me…I kid, I kid (not really).
Pssst…the inspiration photos were all found via Pinterest…my latest love affair…please don’t tell Colby…I’d still like to marry him next summer.