I have now finished the makeover on the 2nd bedroom at the cottage. All it needed was a fresh coat of paint and the carpet removed to reveal the original wood floors. This little cabinet was bought for the shop, however, I just couldn't let it go.
When we bought the cottage, It had been on the market for a long time and had been reduced a couple of times. I think the place looked like a frat house and that is what put people off. Here is the before shot of this room.
Behind that dresser is a sink. Yep, in a 76 square foot room, they took valuable space for a sink unit. WHY?????? You can see how the ceiling looks low because of the wallpaper border hung 6" below it. You can also see the "nook" with the plywood cover. If you look really close, you can see the creepiest painting ever. Next to the bunk bed, turned sideways is a painting of a naked persons butt, with their hands tied behind their back with a snake. Now if you were staging a home for sale, would you leave that thing around???
Here's the room after. The floor was quite nice, and an improvement on the carpet. You can see the pylwood nook has been painted and a map installed over the wood.
There is 18" betweem the 2 beds, and this is the only way you can configure the room and still be able to open the door. That nightstand barely fit. I found these 2 hand sewn quilts at the local 2nd hand store. Because they were quite colorful, and I didn't want this room to be cute, I painted the walls in Farrow and Ball's Cornforth White with Benjamin Moore's Oxford White trim. I found 2 grey camp blankets in 2 different thrift shops which was lucky.
The bed frame on the left was a road find 15 years ago when my son still thought it was fun to go junk hunting with me. It says Simmons Canada on it. Since there is no closet in this room, and only 1 in the whole cottage, storage for linens etc is under the bed in Rubbermaid containers.
My daughter painted the picture above the bed here when she was in grade 4.
While I am not keen on this daybed anymore, it is in perfect condition, so I used it here. It came from Ikea. The little turquoise lamp is vintage and I had it re-wired. You have to be careful with old lamps, sometimes the wires and plugs are in terrible condition.
The quilts are made very simply with the prettiest floral rectangles. I bet someone saved old dresses and sheets to make these.
Looking from the day bed to the other side.....
An old caddy on the dresser holds books and odd Bits. The old medicine cabinet is empty, but I thought renters may like a spot to stash their things. I need to add several hooks on the wall to the left of this dresset to serve as a closet of sorts. So that's it. Une chambre minuscule.