Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Our Guest Room

With the new addition to our family, I was in a dilemma about where to put her.  We live in a great house! It isn't big by any standards, but we live in a great neighborhood, with a wonderful backyard that backs up to a wooded area, which in the city, is hard to find. We have lived happily here for three years with our master bedroom, Sophie's bedroom, and a guest bedroom. When I began to plan for a nursery this summer, I wasn't sure where that nursery space should be.  Should I put the baby in with Sophie? Doing that would make for a tight squeeze in their room, and would elimate some storage for toys (which seem to accumulate every time I turn around!)  Plus, I felt like Sophie would be disturbed by me getting up with the baby during the night (Sophie started out week 1 sleeping in her crib, which I do not regret to this day.) My other thought was for the baby to share a room with our guests (not at the same time, of course!) But that room wasn't workable. A queen size bed and a crib definitely couldn't fit in the same room together, especially with any kind of changing area. So, that only left one option: transform my guest room into a nursery.

I snapped some photographs of our guest room before lovingly packing it away in storage.  It wasn't perfect by any means, but it was my favorite type of design: eclectic.  Each piece in the room had a story of when we purchased it and how we found it. I am not a photographer, so the lighting isn't the most flattering and in my opinion, the pictures don't do it justice.  But here it is, none the less...

As sad as it was to see that room go, I must admit, the newly renovated space is just as exciting! I cannot wait to show you pictures of the new nursery! It is almost complete and photo ready.  So stay tuned....



  1. Oh, Amy...what a pretty guest room! I'll have to say, though....I think you won't regret having separate spaces for your girls....and I can't wait to see your nursery pictures!!

  2. Thank you, Ruth! I think you are right. I think separate rooms was a must! I cannot wait to show nursery pictures! :)