Part of our criteria for our AZ pad was that it have room for guests. After leaving St. Louis and bringing all our earthly possessions 1500 miles across the desert, we wanted a space our family and friends from back home could stay in to encourage them to come visit. So while I’ll have a full tour of the whole house, I wanted to start out with the guest spaces to remind our friends and family we want them to get their butts to the Valley of the Sun NOW!
So come on in.
I have been hoarding that headboard, just waiting for a guest room for over ten years. That, my friends, is a furniture hoarding problem that finally worked itself out. The room itself is not large so we wanted to keep the furnishings simple – a bed and a few accessory items.
We picked up a full size (new) mattress and box spring at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store nearby. At only $153, it was a great deal. The best part of the great deal was that we were able to keep it attached to the top of the car on the only windy day we’ve experienced since we moved in and get it home. Good times.
On one side of the bed, I set up a little Target table with a little vignette of the Savers artwork, a clock I received on my 13th birthday (hoarder!) and a scented candle.
The other side of the bed got the AZ yard sale lamp that JT just rewired. The switch is actually a little knob on the top of that ball and the light is on a dimmer. For $10 (and the $6 spent on a new porcelain socket and light bulb), I’m really starting to like this little lamp. The magazine rack is stocked with some night-time reading and all the PHX brochures we scammed from the hotel.
The doors for the closet were already off and stored in the garage when we moved in and perhaps they may stay that way.
We stocked the closet with a few hangers, all our board games and guest towels.
I’ve also been hoarding the luggage rack for over five years . . . . The blanket is a new purchase from a Phoenix shop called “My Sister’s Attic“.
One thing I’ve been dealing with in this new house is a lot of beige. All the walls (and ceilings) are beige. Each room has its own lovely (and unique) ceiling fan. This great palm frond one is what our guests will get to enjoy — aren’t they lucky!
Next door to the guest room is this bowling alley of a hall bathroom. Coming from our little St. Louis brick bungalow with one tiny bathroom, having two sinks and a separate room for the tub and shower is luxurious. And this is only the hall bath, there is a master bathroom as well — we’re definitely feeling spoiled with all this space. Sometimes I can’t even find my husband, this house is so big.
All in all, I still have some work to do to make this room into my ultimate guest room but we have a guest arriving today and so it needed to be ready(-ish) in a hurry. Book your rooms at Hotel Living Analog now, they’re filling up fast!