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I freak out a little when I have a house guest coming.
Actually, I freak out a lot.
I know they come to see us, and not our house, but I want our guests to feel welcome, be comfortable, and not wish they had booked a hotel room instead of staying with us. 🙂
My oldest son’s girlfriend is arriving for a visit this weekend. So in addition to cleaning like a maniac, my biggest concern was that my little guest house doesn’t have any place for guests to keep their clothing and other belongings, other than in their suitcase.
It doesn’t have a closet, and there isn’t much space for a dresser or cabinets, so I needed to come up with a solution fast.
I bought a storage bed with pretty, white beadboard drawer fronts and drawer pulls that I love. It has two wide drawers to hold clothing, so she won’t need to live out of her suitcase while she’s here.
Remember the military trunk that I made over? I moved it to the foot of the bed for more storage, and it can be used as an end-of-the-bed table too.
The kerosene heater we made over casts such a pretty glow and works great as a night light.
The weather is getting chillier at night, so I put a pretty plush velvet blanket on the bed that’s super cozy, but we have a space heater to warm up the room, if needed. She’s from California, so it might seem really cold here to her.
I tucked a charging station and a box of tissues in the cute chicken wire baskets on the nightstand, along with our internet password.
Fresh towels are in the larger basket on the lower shelf, and I got a laundry hamper with handles to make it easier for her to carry her laundry into the house.
My thanks to Big Lots and the store employees for helping me find value-priced items in one-stop shopping.
I have a little less freaking out to do, thanks to them.
I hope she’ll feel right at home and have a wonderful time while she’s here!
And to all those who may be affected by hurricane Matthew, please stay safe!
Vaya con Dios,