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Craft/ Guest Room Update

Over the holidays we got a little done on the craft/ guest room.  We aren’t finished with the room, but I am excited with how it is turning out.  I love that this room really will have two functions.

The Guest Room

It is a guest room when the Murphy Bed is down and the Expando-Matic is closed.

See my zinc mirror?  It found a great home after I changed offices and lost space at work.

I am planning an accent wall inside the Murphy Bed.

The quilt 0n top was made by my great grandmother.  I just picked up the turquoise suitcase for fifty cents at a resale shop.  I had to show it off.

The shelves that hold my globes collected over the years are made from left over plywood from the Murphy Bed build and brackets from Lowe’s.  The yellow clock has a story.  My dad was getting rid of the clock frame so I snagged it.   The shutter was out of my stash.  It got a coat of paint and will be my idea board.

The Craft Room

When the Murphy Bed is up and the Expando-Matic is pulled out I have six glorious feet of craft space.  The most unfinished function of the room is the craft part.  I need the leaves for the epansion built, some things installed, and the closet redesigned.

It is going to be awesome.

I am a lucky girl.

Here are some closer shots of the walls.  The Texas map was rescued from the trash.  Someone used permanent marker on it, the frame was broken and the bottom was messed up.  It was perfect for me.  I got the market off with hairspray in case you didn’t know that trick.

The room is coming together.

Thanks for following our journey to make our ranch into our forever home.



6 thoughts on “Craft/ Guest Room Update”

  1. I love your table, did you purchase or make it? I was looking for something like that for the dining area, since we don’t really need a huge table except for some family gatherings during holidays.

    1. It is a vintage piece that I picked up at a garage sale. Check online for Saginaw Furniture Expand – o- Matic. I had never seen anything like it, but I love the flexibility it provides.

  2. Love the expanding desk!!! Can you add more detailed pics sometime. I wonder if I could make something like this. I have the perfect desk and this is what I need in a space I ahve similar to yours. Also I love the flooring you have in the house. what kind is it? Did you install the flooring? Just found your blog and Im loving all your projects 🙂

    1. I love my desk too! I will get more photos this weekend. My flooring is a floating vinyl plank flooring from Lumber Liquidators. It is called Rustic Reclaimed Oak. It is tough, easy to clean, and beautiful.

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