A.K.A. The Room of Hand-me-down Furniture
So the back room of the H-Haus, formerly the dining room, has been a bit of a storage room for a while now. With saving up for being off with Violet, there wasn't much left to furnish this space. We had lots of hand-me-downs, but they just didn't seem right for the room. Well we finally got fed up last weekend and decided to do something, at least temporarily, to make the space livable.
First we cleaned out all of the junk that had taken up residence in the room. Then we scoured the H-Haus for any hand-me-down random furniture that we could make use of in the space. We had an IKEA shelving/entertainment unit from the Hubster's sister, an old desk that had belonged to the Hubster's grandmother in nursing school, and a few random pieces from Target that we had bought when we first moved into the H-Haus. It certainly isn't our dream furniture, but we thought we could make it work.
Here's what we came up with. (Sorry I don't have a before shot. Just picture the space filled with boxes and STUFF):
I kind of felt like we were on an episode of an old HGTV show called Design Remix. (At least I don't think that show is still running - I haven't seen it for a while.) But basically they would hunt around people's homes for whatever they could use in the room to make it nice - a room makeover without spending a dime.
The best thing I think we did was to separate the entertainment center. One part became a console on which we placed the mirror. The other half became a shelving unit around the desk. We happened to have some art that worked, and I felt like the black accents really helped to tie it all together. '
Is it our dream space? Definitely not. But it's livable and functional - I love having the desk to use for bills and things. Before it was never used in a lonely corner in the guest room. And I love to cozy up in the chair and blog to my heart's content. I feel like our tiny house has grown!