There are three bedrooms in this little house, though I enjoy taking retreat attendees on house tours and showing them how there were once five bedrooms in this 1300 square foot house. The area downstairs that I use as a dining room was once walled off to be a downstairs bedroom. Upstairs, there was the room that I use now as the master bedroom, the room that is Morgan’s, an upstairs bathroom and closet that once was combined as a bedroom, and the room that I call the little room. The “little room” is 6′ x 12′ and has no closet. I’ve used it mostly as a storage room, though it had a very old and uncomfortable trundle bed in it where the boys and occasionally a guest would stay.
You can get a sense of how small it is looking at the other end of the room–which is only a few feet past the end of the bed.
I started cleaning it out a few months ago, so the above photos don’t show how junky it really was, and just embarrassing to offer to a guest. Since then, I’ve been working on it, and this week Morgan helped me paint it a fresh and lighter shade of green that really brightens the room.
I also got a lamp–there is no overhead lighting in that room, just one small wall light.
Isn’t that lamp adorable?
It’s called “birds and berries” and I ordered it from Amazon. (You can find it here). Also, I replaced the red plastic tote serving as night table with this cute little chest.
It’s a narrow five-drawer chest with a distressed finish. Because I love home delivery, I also got it from Amazon. (Find it here).
I have a new twin bed coming soon, and a chest and storage cabinet. I think the next time retreat teachers, friends, or my boys come to stay, they will be much happier! I’ll update as I progress fixing up the room. I’m trying to make the most storage out of the least space–and make it deliciously adorable. The furniture is all white to help keep the room bright. I like it so far!