We haven’t really given much information about our only other bedroom in the house. The reason is that the second bedroom has been a shapeshifter from the beginning. We really haven’t known exactly what to do with it because it isn’t a room we use regularly. It also has the special quirk of having the most uneven floors in the house. They are so uneven because that part of the house actually sank a bit and had to be repaired. Because some of the slate was damaged in the repair, the previous owners put carpet down to mask the situation. As you can see from the staging furniture, they avoided the outside walls by putting a bed in the middle of the floor.
So this is how the room started. You will notice that this room gets great light. However, we never got to enjoy it. This room had always been the junk room, and we kept the door shut so we didn’t have to look at this:
This lasted awhile. At least until we had a guest. So to accomodate a visitor, we moved the pile of junk into the closet and cobbled together the only extra sleeping stuff we had to come up with this.
Pretty shnazzy right? Our friend Emily liked the mattress, but we weren’t completely satisfied with the whole setup. At least it was clean, but there was obviously still some more work to be done. So how do you outfit an extra room on a budget? Raid the closets and attics and garages of friends and family nearby of course. That’s how we found beds at least. IKEA helped us out with the rest. The next phase included two single beds and some much needed shelves for storage.
So we were digging this sofa/couch thing for awhile, but the room still seemed cramped, and the uneven floors made a lumpy looking sofa. So instead of the corner configuration, we just straightened the beds out along the big wall and moved the IKEA Expedit shelf into the place of the short dresser and stood it vertically. This really made the room seem deeper with more floor space, and that was definitely a perk.
So far, that’s the story of our second bedroom. We’ve had a few guests throughout the whole process and this configuration seems to work best for now. It still needs a little paint and some character. Once we get some other major projects out of the way, we will revisit this room. It is not done, but at least we can leave the door open.