3 Bedroom Blues

So, when we were looking at potential houses to buy, we thought we have to have THREE bedrooms. That will be MORE than enough space and give us room to grow.

Not so much.

The guest room and the art room aren’t the biggest spaces. And every inch is crammed with “things we need”. I’ve been trying to purge as much as possible, but you just can’t get rid of everything. We knew when we moved into this house, we would have at least one child here (hopefully). But now, looking at the space, we have no idea where we would put said child. So, I’ve been thinking and planning and trying to figure out how we could rearrange/reassign rooms so that we have a “baby room”. We ARE NOT having a kid yet…. just so I’m clear! I’m 99% sure there IS NOT a baby on the way. haha. But, we do want to have this figured out for when there IS a kid on the way because we will have plenty of other baby things to do to the house then.

I finally decided that I wanted to cram the guest room and art room both into the art room. This room is TINY! I think I measured 9 by 11?! The other room is larger, which technically would make more sense for a room with two functions. But, if we have a second child in this house OR the kid has a ton of stuff (most likely) we will need the kid room to be the larger one. Plus, we don’t have guests that often and I tend to take my art downstairs to do anyway.

Here are the plans I have very roughly drawn up and they are not at all to scale:

The guest bed that we have that would go in here is between a twin and a full. It’s SUPER old and I love it just for that. I was thinking about doing a twin with a trundle, but I’m pretty sure we can comfortably get this bed in there. I’d put the chair that is currently in the guest room in there and keep the desk chair I have as well.

The wall that the door is on would have wall to wall work surface and storage. I would cut out a space for my light table, too. I’d have some under counter storage (not sure what), but mostly everything would be on shelves up top. My sewing machine would also have to go over here. I also plan to get some storage bins for under the bed and then I’ll need to make a long bedskirt to cover it up. Maybe with some velcro so I can easily take it all off to get under there.

The closet in this room is weird because the chimney comes up through half of it. It used to have those sliding doors on it, but I took them off and just recently replaced the actual closet part with a curtain. I will add hooks and things to the other side for guests to hang stuff up. I will most likely use most of the closet for art storage. However, there is access to the attic in here, so I’m going to have to get crafty about the shelving.

The reason the pics are all light pink is because I was thinking of painting this room a VERY pale shade of pink. This is the only room in the house we haven’t painted yet, so I am looking forward to it! I have some fabric that I think would go well with pale pink and also I just love pink, so why not.

We’d also probably add a mirror to the back of the door so guests can get ready/dressed in there.

Anyway, ROUGH ideas of where we are. Now I just have to save up the money to do this. I’m going to try to make a trip to IKEA in July, so maybe that will get us going.