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We finally finished a project, well finished enough to post at least.  We are expecting baby #2 in January and will be losing one of our two guest rooms to make a room for the baby.  There are a lot of times we have more than one family/couple staying with us and we had some “wasted” space in what will eventually be our office upstairs.  Currently, this room is still little more than a storage areas but I do have big plans for it in the future.

I measured and this space was 60.5″ deep.  We had an extra queen size mattress, which is 60″ wide so I thought we could turn this into a built-in daybed.

The nook before

The nook before

It took us several weeks, but really only about 8 hours of work to get from that empty space to this.  Hindsight is 20/20.  I started the wainscoting on the left side and by the time I made it to the right I realized the light switch was right in the way.

Nook after

Nook after

Don’t look too closely or you’ll see that the wainscoting and walls need another coat of paint or two, but it is functional enough for guests.  It would also make a relaxing reading area if one of us had time to sit around and read.

View from the daybed

View from the daybed

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We finally closed and moved in the new house last weekend. We do not have nearly enough furniture and I am really struggling trying to figure out where to place the things we do have. Please remember this is not my decorating style. I didn’t snap pictures of the guest bedroom downstairs or Finley’s room (she was sleeping), but here’s the current state of things…

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me. I waited anxiously to go by the house and see how the cabinets looked. The house is really starting to shape up now.

There is still work to be done. The island hasn’t been installed yet and it turns out they ordered the wrong color. The island is supposed to be black, but they ordered white. The crown still has to be added as well.

Also, we added a faux cabinet in front of the pantry door and it isn’t correct. As you will see, this configuration would make it difficult to walk through to the pantry. My best guess is that they will redo the doors to look like four, but actually only be two.