Sunday, November 13, 2011

Room Makeover

                  We had a small bedroom that was a multipurpose room, so to speak.   I exercised in it, sewed, painted and ironed it in.   We have three other bedrooms and sometimes there's still not enough beds to accommodate family or friends!  lol   Besides that, I thought it was a lot of work to use a queen bed if a toddler grandchild was sleeping over.  
Here's the room before we made a few changes.

Hubby used this room to watch TV in occasionally so we got him a nice comfy recliner when he retired.  That stayed.

Then the change started.  I asked a master builder at our church if he could custom make some bunk beds for me.   He was so gracious to fit it in his busy schedule.  I put a little pressure on him because I needed them done A.S.A.P. for all the company that came to town for my birthday.  lol   He was happy to oblige!
Here it is taking shape.

They were just finishing as I came back from the airport with my sister.   The first of many to arrive.

I put my married nieces in the bunks when they arrived a couple of days later.   Worked out great!

Here's the finished room.    I moved an entertainment center from our bedroom into this room and got a new little flat screen TV.    The grand kids will use this room  to watch their movies .
The Flag on the wall is from the table in the above pictures.   I had painted it 20 some yrs. ago and didn't want to get rid of it so I had hubby take off the top of table to hang it.

I put book shelves on a small wall to showcase the things that were either on the wall previously or on the floor.   You may notice the boat that was on the floor is now on it's side on the top of the bookcase.   That was Ceekay's idea.
The builder said he could make custom shelves for us instead of the ones from Target!   Hubby told him to go for it.   So more changes are a coming.  lol
I made the curtains and cushions.   The hope chest I've had since I was 16.

I still can open my total gym and use the room for exercise.   See, it's folded up in the corner with my exercise ball.

I had drawers built in the bottom for linen storage and for the grand kids's "things".   They are nice and big!

I found the comforters at K-Mart.    Notice the little captain's wheel on them.

Now I can wash twin sheets for the kiddies instead of queen ones.  lol

I'm joining Susan @  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday & and, Carrie for Amaze Me Monday!   Also, Kim @Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Gail said...

I need those bunk beds!!! What a wonderful room make-over. Love the color pallet.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great idea! The room looks really nice and ready for your little ones to come visit! You always do a beautiful job!

Shelia said...

Wow, Ro! Your room looks wonderful! So these bunk beds were the little sneak peak you gave us! I love them and they're really very pretty! Love you linens you've used too.What a nice space, uh huh! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marlis said...

this room turned out wonderful. I love the bunk beds in there. Might be something for our spare room and still have room for the "other stuff". Belated happy 60th.. that looks like a fabulous party! xo marlis

Sweet Meanderings said...

Your makeover is gorgeous! Your carpenter did a great job on those bunkbeds. This is such a useful, but beautiful, room now! Great idea!

Kim said...

It really turned out nicely! I love the drawers under the bunk beds...and thanks for adding me to your sidebar!

Sue said...

Bunk beds make for some space saving, that's for sure. How nice of your church friend to come to your rescue. I need a nice, handy man for my many projects! LOL You've accessorized well with what you kept in the room, too. And hubs keeps his chair!

Beth said...

Hi! Your room looks awesome! I did a little exploring and read about your birthday. I remember seeing your photo on CeeKay's blog. Glad you had a nice birthday.
Hugs, Beth

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just love the changes!!! The little ones will LOVE IT!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the room. I wish I had bunks for the grands. Wonderful idea.

mrstuxtattoo said...

wow, the room looks amazing! love the way you have decorated it. those beds look awesome! So happy to see you again. I am just coming back to blogging after a little over a year break.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great transformation! It looks really good! Next you'll be building on an addition to the house for all your company! LOL!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, What a wonderful room makeover. I love the bunk beds and the extra storage is fantastic. The color theme and Americana style is perfect. Your guests will be so comfy in this room. the master carpenter really did a wondeful job. What a talented guy.
I know you are enjoying this great space.

See you again soon. Bless you my friend.
XOXO Celestina Marie

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

wow. love the bunk beds. Are they made out of doors (on the ends)?