The Little Red Owl

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Fun fact about me-I love to redecorate and reorganize. I believe this is partly why Husband and I moved 5 times in 3 years when we were first married :)

Recently, my brother scored a vintage phone table from a friend’s home. The piece has since been sitting in my parent’s garage waiting for a permanent home. Since no one else was moving in on the phone table it came home with me. Woot! (I do plan on refinishing this piece but I have not decided exactly what to do yet-I will keep you guys updated.)

I was thinking of where to put this new piece of furniture: downstairs “foyer”? upstairs hallway? Dining room?

Well, I already have 2 large pieces of furniture in my dining room: the china cabinet and the card catalog, along with my antique dining table with 4 chairs and a 2 person bench. So, no to the dining room.

The “foyer” butts up to the music/library section of my living room. The shelves that hold our records, books, and games are very modern and the phone table would have looked too busy and out place next to that. So, no to the “foyer”.

The upstairs hallway currently holds my washstand. I liked the idea of putting the phone table in place of the washstand but then what to do with the washstand? I have no other options for that piece and I am not willing to just store it right now. So, no to the hallway too.

Now what?

Guest room? At the time I had a large comfy chair, a wardrobe, an end table, and a queen size bed in there-really too much for a small-ish room. So why not try something new-I do love a challenge!

I took all the furniture out of the room, save the bed, and started to rearrange (the bed is featured in this post). Mostly the closet in that room is used to store some paper goods, Husband’s toys, winter coats, and luggage-not stuff we access regularly-I figured if the door does not open fully that will be fine.

So, I moved the bed in front of the double window (which makes a nice “headboard”).

I put one end table on the left of the bed and grabbed an antique chair from the basement to use on the other side of the bed as the end “table”.

This left only a small space for the wardrobe and phone table, luckily-it was just enough room!

I added a vertical gallery wall to give my guest something interesting to look at while in my home for a stay.

This TV cabinet was free from my grandmother and holds extra blankets and pillows for my guests. I do plan on jazzing this up soon-if only there were more hours in the day :)

What do you think? Doesn’t this make for an inviting and relaxing guest room?

Wanna come stay for a visit?


11 thoughts on “A home away from home

  1. Rachael D says:

    It looks roomier now! I love it!

    1. Amy says:

      It feels so much more roomier too. It is more of a cohesive look, instead of misplaced furniture.

  2. beth says:

    Love love love the “gossip chair” I’ve been eyeing one for the longest time. :)

    1. Amy says:

      they are great-i feel so lucky to have gotten one for free!

      thanks for your comment-“gossip chair” is the perfect name for this!

  3. Melanie says:

    I am the same exact way about reorganizing and redecorating! When I was little, my friend and I would play with our model horses and set up the farms and everything so often that we rarely ever played, just set up over and over again! I still do it now, but with room decoration and such. :)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love yours!

    Style to Stage

    1. Amy says:

      I know exactly what you mean-I used to do that with my Barbies!

  4. Grandma says:

    I’ll say one thing, the bed looks so comfy.

  5. Rada says:

    I loved staying in that bedroom. Very nice, Amy!

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. We loved having you guys!

  6. redecorating is great, it’s as if you were moving houses again without all the hassle :) great blog!

    1. Amy says:

      You’re so right. Thanks for reading!

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