Its going to be a guest room soon!

The bed - more rather than less looks like this
@ElicBxn (63187)
United States
September 5, 2012 4:44pm CST
So, you guys remember when the crazy roommate moved out. We decided to turn that room into a guest room. First we had to clean it, lordy but she left it filthy! Then we painted it - purple... actually, we got Kilz and got it tinted purple, came out pretty nice too. Both ceiling and all, well, the ceiling is white, but the room is purple. Now, we have 4 empty bookcases, some of the kids toys and the new roommate's organ in there. Today, the bed came! Of course, its all in pieces... still, its here. I tell you want, that nephew is going to EARN those bucks this weekend! 3 boxes, one for the futon mattress, one for the twin mattress and the other for all the metal bits! I'm rather excited myself... What do you think?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Yes, i do remember & i think i told u good riddance, lol. I can't stand filthy people.I bet the room looks really pretty. Purple is one of my favorite colors. Hope your nephew gets it all done for him. U are lucky to have a nephew. Sadly i never got the chance to be an aunt.
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@GardenGerty (156347)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Allergies are another good reason to keep the door shut. It just changes things up a bit to have that option.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I mean, she showered every day, washed her bedding frequently, I just can't figure out how she let the room get that bad! I don't have a nephew, I have the roomie's nephew. I do have a niece, but she's so allergic to cats she can't come over. I mean, the nephew is also allergic to cats, but not like my niece. We try to let him do most of the work away from the critters...
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@GardenGerty (156347)
• United States
6 Sep 12
It sounds fun and exciting. One of these years I may have a spare room. I could always hope. You will enjoy the space, I am sure.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
well, we will keep the door shut unless we have guests over, even if the guests are just the kiddos...
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@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
6 Sep 12
I wish that I also have guest room for visitors who visited me from the city where I came. Im uncomfortably to offer my sofa as their bed but they are the one who want to sleep there.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I hear ya, and all I had to offer was an inflatable mattress...
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• United States
6 Sep 12
I love it and I love purple too! I always wanted an extra bedroom but can't really afford it. It would be nice to have a spare when my granddaugher comes over to sleep. It would give me more room too, for extra craft stuff I just don't know what to do with. Who knows though, maybe one will come up that I can afford, you just never know. I bet you are excited and I think it's going to look great!
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I think it will be fun to have a room just for the space and a place we don't have to worry about making the space to get some one visiting in. When we are done, we'll post pix!
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• United States
6 Sep 12
Can't wait to see pic's!!
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@bellis716 (4799)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I'm happy that you are happy. I like purple. It's a nice color for walls or just about an thing.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I love purple, in fact, at Sams I found a beautiful SOFT purple... well, jacket or sweater isn't quite right, but it feels DIVINE!
@BarBaraPrz (45011)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Sep 12
I think they're called "swackets".
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• India
6 Sep 12
Hi friend, good to hear that your crazy room mate moved away and you are happy with it. As you mentioned your room will become a guest room soon, it is really a good idea, hope you enjoyed a lot with the cleaning work. I watched the mattress in your photo really it's cute
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I didn't do it, the roomie's niece in law was here and stepped in and did it - yes, we paid her for doing it, but she was just disgusted by the room... Yeah, its a cute bed...
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
8 Sep 12
did you choose purple or mauve because purple is the color of eggplant and that is quite dark, mauve or lilac is much lighter.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
8 Sep 12
I chose something closer to violet, that being my favorite shade of purple. and the roomie doesn't like light walls because she can see her floaters and they look like bugs to her.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Sep 12
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
@savak03 (6684)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Uh, what's a floater?
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
15 Sep 12
That's a lovely looking guest bed. I have the bottom bit on it's own in my lounge room. Sometimes it's a sofa, sometimes a bed. It's good for when I don't want to be at the computer any more and there's a good movie on. I can go in there and snuggle under the covers and promptly fall asleep. The more I want to watch the movie, the faster I fall asleep. LOL. Did you mean the organ belongs to the totally blind roomie? If so, I'm impressed all over again.
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
15 Sep 12
I can understand a piano tuner but I am still impressed by anyone who does not have to look at notes or keys. I've been here around 6 years and my typing has not improved one bit. I still use 2 fingers and I have to look at the keys.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Sep 12
Yes, the organ is the totally blind roommate's. But you don't have to look at the keys to play a keyboard any more than to look at the keys to type. Back when I played the piano I didn't look at the keys.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Sep 12
Actually, I might add, many piano tuners are blind.
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@leeloo (1492)
• Portugal
6 Sep 12
I have never had a spare room to turn into a guest room but I do enjoy remodelling, my parents are fixing up this little place they got and it is amazing how cleaning, repainting and refitting things will change a home, even if in the same colour as before. The couch/double bed/bunk bed is a great option, I had seen them before and always though it was a very practical space saving option as it allows for the bed to be in a room without taking up the space of a bed. It should look great when it is done. Have fun finishing the room.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Thanks, its getting there. Still have to find the books I want to put in there, but that'll have to wait until its a bit cooler.
@BarBaraPrz (45011)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Sep 12
If anyone ever visited me I might need a guest room, but I don't need to worry about that. I do have two sitting areas, though they have love seats, not a full size couch.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
We generally sit in either the kitchen or the roomie's room, so we don't really need a sitting room, a guest room would give us another option.
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@Shellyann36 (11385)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Wow it sounds as if it is coming along nicely! Is the purple a dark, medium or light color. I would love to see pictures of the finished project. I hate that your ex roommate left the place in such shambles. It sounds as if you are turning it around though.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Its a pretty dark purple, once we get it decorated a bit more - including curtains that I need to make - I'll get some pix!
@savak03 (6684)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Sounds like a big job. I never thought of having kilz tinted. I've always used it as a base coat and painted my color over it. So I guess you don't need the income a new room mate would bring in? I can understand how reducing the number of people in your house would make a calmer environment.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
8 Sep 12
The room is small, only 8x10, but this is the second time we've tinted Kilz
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Sep 12
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
@savak03 (6684)
• United States
15 Sep 12
Dang, I always wondered what those spots floating around in my eyes were. Thanks for the education.
6 Sep 12
first of all congrates on eimproving your life style.i think your rightly excited.everybody feels very very good when he get something from his own money.i would be excited too if i were you.we should all try to get better things like you.making guest room of this type is more apreciable that you want to make your guests feel very good.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Its better than an air mattress on the floor like we are college students - nothing wrong with an air mattress, but if our guests are also over 50 off the floor is good.
@norcal (4890)
• Franklinton, North Carolina
18 Dec 15
It is convenient to have an extra room. Mine is a multi purpose room. I have my desktop computer and my sewing machine in there. It is a home office when I need it and a guest room when we have company.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
18 Dec 15
At this point all the original bedrooms are now not being used as bedrooms. This room is still the guest room, but right now full of other stuff. One room is supposed to be a media room, but currently used for storage and the last one is my bead/craft room.
@gabs8513 (48687)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 12
Lol shows how long I have been absent here again when did she move out? Glad that she has gone though maybe you can get a normal Life now Enjoy the building lol
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
7 Sep 12
She moved out July 21, and it was a surprise to us too. We have the room cleaned and painted. We have the bed ready to be put together. I sewed up the curtains today, I'm ready to start really getting it together!
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Sep 12
hi elicbxn I love it , its neat and pretty too and will tie in with the room color too.your nephew will be proud of it once its all put together.I love purple and get kidded at times as i wear the color a lot.this room will love great once its all put together
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
6 Sep 12
This is just what the bed will look like, we don't have covers yet or anything. I'm excited to see the room start coming together tho!
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
6 Jan 13
[b]"So, you guys remember when the crazy roommate moved out." Me?? Maggiepie [/b]
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@cerebellum (3863)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I have always wanted a guest room, but I would probably have it filled with junk anyway. When I was married, we had a spare bedroom, but between the exercise equipment and extra things in there, there wasn't much room. We had a couc that folded out to a bed, and barely had room for that, and when it was pulled out, there was just enough room to get around it. It should be nice once you get it all together. Very few things come together anymore, so it is good that you have someone to do it for you!
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
7 Sep 12
This room is tiny, so we can't put much in it, the bed will be the largest piece, at least it doubles for sitting and sleeping - that's why we got it. Now, if the nephew and his wife have a fight with her mother, they have a free place to crash.
@deazil (4723)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I really like that bed. It's very nice. And purple is such a great color. There was a house I use to drive by that got sold and the new owners painted it purple. It was a pretty big two story house on the corner of a street. It was odd to see because I never saw a purple house before. I have seen a purple room and it does look pretty. And when I visit I like sitting in a kitchen, too. It just seems like a nicer place to be. I think it's friendlier. And closer to the teapot! Have fun fixing up the room. And of course, everyone wants to see pics.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Yeah, and once we start getting it together I'll start taking pix, but right now its mostly just a play room when the great-niece and nephew come. After the bed's together it'll be more. In fact, this weekend we'll need to take the tv that's in there out so it doesn't get broken.
@Morleyhunt (21478)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
I have a guest room, what I really, want is a sewing room.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
18 Dec 15
I have a crafting room, we call it the bead room, but so far I've done more sewing and present wrapping in it.