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Stealing a room

Posted by katy--b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 16, 14 at 16:34

We have guests coming and needed one more bed and decided to make a temporary bedroom in our storage/ work room with a promise to my husband that he could have 'his' room back afterwards.
With finished walls and ceiling and large window already in place, it was a matter of disguising the workbench and make it making it inviting for a single guest.
I found a folding screen second hand, used a area rug from another room, stole a bench from the garage and covered it with a vinyl tablecloth,for luggage, added a clothes rack from the laundry room, and a cute stand from the porch.
Bought a twin air bed and folding frame, used double bed linen and comforter I already had. The wall lamp I had stored along wih the nightstand. Used a piece of scrap diamond plate for a valance.
After my guest leaves, everything can go back to its original home and folding screen and air bed will go to the closet.

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RE: Stealing a room

I think you're brilliant. I'd love to stay in your guest room!

RE: Stealing a room

It's perfect! And now you've got the air mattress and frame, so you can recreate the room any time you need it. Well done.

RE: Stealing a room

Very nice job!

RE: Stealing a room

Thanks for the nice compliments.
Tweaking the guest room today. My friend gave me a king memory foam mattress pad for the air bed and it makes the bed sooo comfy. We just cut it in half.
With the leftover memory foam, I cut it to size and tucked in behind a
artist canvas I had covered with fabric for a previous project, laid it on the matching panel ( to keep the foam in place) and used small nails to fasten the panels on on top of each other, added a frame and now we have a 'padded headboard'

This post was edited by katy--b on Sun, Aug 17, 14 at 21:37

RE: Stealing a room

Don't make it too nice. They might want to stay.

RE: Stealing a room

Lovely job- and very thoughtful for your guest.

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