Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We have lived in our home for about 6 years. For the first 3 or 4 years of it, our guest room was pretty much a wasted space. When we found out we were expecting triplets, we had big plans of it being a "staging" room. Bottles would be fed on a rocking love seat with dim lights and a cute baby changing table in the corner. But reality set in, and we ended up basically camping in our downstairs the first month or so and our kitchen island became our changing table, and bottles were fed... every where. On the couch, the floor, in bouncie chairs, 1, 2 or 3 at a time. Time and money were short, so the room just stayed with white walls and a bed for any guests that wanted to brave our home.
Eventually my cousin Annie started being our most regular guest and our family started calling the guest room "Annie's room". Which I totally love, because "guest room" sounds so blah and unusable. Not to mention we love Annie :).
A couple years ago I asked Don to paint Annie's room for my birthday present. Nothing too crazy, just the same base color as the rest of our house, but at least a start to get some personality in the room. We also got rid of our guest bed, and bought an Aero mattress for when we did get the honor of having someone come stay with us. Without the guest bed, it opened up the rest of the room for useable space.
It is now 75% playing area for the boys and 25% sewing area for me. The boys have their drum set, punching bag, basketball game along with a few of their toys and a television set. It has made for a great room to let them make a mess and still have the ability to close the door on it when the drums get too loud or if they just want to be closed away for a bit. It gives us all a bit of extra space, it is nice to close the door on the boys when they are being a bit loud -or even better- for ME to go in to sew, close the door and lock the rest of the world out.