Love those "hip" beaded curtains!
Dig that groovy stripe!
The room is small and narrow, about 8 ft by 13 ft.
Just past the door at the end of wall was a closet. In real estate listings, any room with a closet may be considered a bedroom.
His and her closets...a better use of closet space for us.
The front of the closet was drywall and finished to match the texture of the lathe and plaster walls.
This little room had us stumped for the longest time: what on earth would we use it for?
It was going to be an office...or maybe a work out room.
Jeff was useful to us: he came over to help us move some things around and dropped the box with the glass topped office desk.
Hmmmm...must of been fate that caused the glass to break into a million pieces; suddenly the office option was off the table.
I didn't like the idea of exercise equipment upstairs...too ugly to pass by on the way to the bedroom and bath everyday.
Another bit of fate: We had planned to put our bookcases downstairs, only to discover that they were too tall for any of those rooms.
But...they would fit into the small first bedroom.
And how about putting the new wine cooler (that we impulsively got dirt cheap when we ordered applicance) in there too?
AFTER:stager Jill agreed: make it a nice sitting area to enjoy a good book and a glass of wine. We unfurled the area rug that had been in our Houston house's entry way, rolled my great grandmother's tea cart in, arranged Bernie's collection of glass paperweights on the second shelf of the tea cart and an assortment of wine glasses and pressed glass snack plates to dress up the cart and make it look right for serving wine instead of tea.
Tiggie was SO happy to see the rug again...it is the rug that he always used to sit on for brushing and pets.
It is just perfect for relaxing and good conversation.
The little three legged drum table was a yard sale find from early marriage years. I refinished it myself, and it has looked great wherever we have used it. It was the best $25 that I've ever spent on furniture.
A watercolor of a construction scene was done by the father of a friend of Bernie back in the 1920's. It is unusual to paint pictures of construction sites, and this site was the building of Chicago's shoreline.
Bernie's years in construction makes him appreciate the painting's theme.unbelievable how well the color went with everything we wound up using in the the room.
MLS degree. Next to it is a modern style glass bowl from Ikea that I have used as a hat block. Next to that is Bernie's book of daily devotions.
The view out the window is to another mountain that is quite beautiful, especially covered in snow.
We've discussed a window topper, B. prefers a plain window for now. We are trying to keep things simple in this house.
The light weight door is kept open with an old flat iron that my dad brought me from a hunting trip to Mexico years ago.
For a room that we didn't know what to do with, it has really turned out well.
Bernie and "the boys" retreat to this room for a bit every day. Sometimes I join him, and we talk and enjoy this space quite a bit.
We often comment that it would be a great space to share with friends.
That is hint by the way.
Come on over and share a glass of wine with us soon!