One of the benefits of our recently empty nest was getting a guest room again. We lost a bedroom when we downsized four years ago and I’ve been missing it ever since. Overnight guests made do by using a sleeper sofa in our office but it wasn’t ideal.
Starting Point and Timeframe
Our son’s furniture was a mismatch of pieces picked up through the years. He needed a new mattress, but I wasn’t going to fork it over for an adult child still at home. No reason to make it TOO comfortable. Once he was gone though, we needed to figure out how to furnish the room.
The room became empty in mid-May and the first guest was scheduled to arrive the end of July. We worked on clearing out the room little by little and giving it a good cleaning. Then three weeks ago, we became serious and executed my furniture plan.
The set in our master bedroom was bought brand new…25 years ago! I was ready for a new set but it was still in good condition. So, we decided to move that furniture into the guest room and buy a new set for the master.
It wasn’t my most frugal moment but since I only buy a set every quarter century, we decided it was worth it to get the style and color we wanted. Don’t worry, we paid for it with the credit card which will be paid in full when the bill is due.
The new set was delivered last week and I’m starting to get used to the new look every time I walk into the bedroom. The biggest job for my husband was moving the furniture; for me it was moving my clothes from one dresser to another. I took the opportunity to donate items in good condition that aren’t use and throw out worn items.
My sister is arriving tomorrow and we made the deadline. Now, on to the next project!