Den development

Its not a den anymore! Now its a real guest room (that also houses the desk/computer), and I'm so excited about that because I love having people stay over so much. The futon worked pretty well, but after awhile it became a hassle to turn it into a bed every time someone stayed over. So a few weeks ago Seth and I got a new bed for our bedroom and the old bed moved into the guest room. The room really has come a long way...here's a shot of what it looked like when we first moved in a few years ago:


And here it is now!


In addition to switching out the futon for a bed, I repainted the other bedside table to match the one I did before.



I know the bedding is sort of all over the place, but it works for now and I'll find something better eventually. I've definitely learned that working on a house or a room or even a small project to go IN a room just takes time to come together.

Happiness is...

Watching birds through the kitchen window



A refrigerator full of leftovers



Snow in Knoxville during the winter instead of the usual cold rain





New desk

We've been using an old dining room table as our computer desk for years now, and it just doesn't function. The top is glass so its constantly dirty, there are no drawers for storage, and look at those wires:



I was starting to feel like Mommie Dearest, except instead of wire hangers I was screaming "No more visible wires!!!" Haha. I've been on the hunt for a new desk for several months now, and I almost bought several that were just so-so. So glad I held out because I found the most adorable vintage PINK metal desk at a local vintage/thrift store.



It has lots of drawers for storage and a formica top that's in great shape. And it makes all the difference in the room:





Yea! The den has gone through some other big changes that I'll share later. Working on the house and getting it decorated/set up has been a slow process, but also so much fun. I sort of dread the day that the house is finished!