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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Guest Bedroom-Making Room for One More

When you have a small house you know all about space challenges, so you have to be creative sometimes in order to have one more as an overnight guest.  So coming up with Guest Room Ideas, or a make shift Guest Room can be a challenge.  Some times you have to think outside the box.

My son is here from Oregon for a few months working, so he is using our guest bedroom.  Jordy his son (my grandson) is living in Idaho for college, but has a break and is going to come down for 10 days, so where do I put him that isn't the couch and something that has to be redone every single day?

This is what you are use to seeing as my dining area.



Well, thank the Lord for versatile furniture, it is going to become his bedroom while he is here.


 My table top folds in half and becomes a really narrow library table.  See, it is barely wider than the runner.


 Slide all the chairs over, get out the air mattress and all of a sudden he has a bedroom.  Not very big and not the most private, but at least he's not in the middle of the floor or walkway and he does have his own space, plus the air mattress is more comfortable than the sofa.


 We will all be spending most of our time in the familyroom, kitchen/breakfast area, so he can have the living room as his.


This will do in a pinch.


This is Jordy, remember you all prayed for him when he broke both legs in a race for the U.S. Ski Team two years ago.  When you crash going approx. 70 mph and your skies don't release, you really do major damage.  We are so blessed that he didn't hurt his spine or break his neck, but he did a real number on both legs.   They had to put two rods in each leg from the knees down to the ankles, and several pins to put him back together.  More surgery and lots of therapy and hard work and all our prayers were heard and answered, he is perfect.  Not able to ski on the U.S. Ski Team and he didn't make it to the Olympics, but he is not paralized, or crippled, so he is perfect and such a miracle and Blessing from the Lord.


This medical team is unreal, you can't even imagine what all they can do.

This became a second home for a while, but so worth it in the long run.

 Here he is last summer at my daughter's house.  They had just gotten out of the pool.  Love that gorgeous smile.  No limp, no nothing.  When the Lord answers a prayer, he goes way beyond anything you can even hope for.

I am such a blessed grandma that I get to spend time with him.  He is so special.  So, I am going to be cooking tons of his favorites and enjoying every minute.

I am joining the following parties:
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Cyndi @ The Creativity Exchange for Friday Favorites
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity
Mallory & Savannah at Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
Lorie at Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party
Remodelaholic for Home Sweet Home on a Budget




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48 comments:

  1. That's what I do when my grandson comes home, just enjoy every moment! Your grandson is a cutie! Blake (my grandson) will be part of the Lee University Festival Choir that will sing in the prelude to the Presidential Inauguration on Monday. You can maybe see them on TV or there will be a live stream on the Lee University website! We are so proud of him. So happy Jordy is well! God is Good!!!

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  2. It sounds as if you are going to have some busy but happy days ahead with your two guests. How wonderful that your grandson is doing so well. I love how your table folds up giving you plenty of extra space.

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  3. You are so creative!! He does have a gorgeous smile and I enjoyed reading about him. Have a wonderful visit! I know you will! What an awesome table to fold down like that too!

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  4. the bed looks comfy and as long as he's with loved ones, he'll be fine.

    he is a walking miracle~!

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  5. You are such a great Grandma, Marty! I know your grandson will enjoy your fabulous meals ... being spoiled ... and the cozy bed you created for him! Enjoy your time together! (And, I LOVE that your table does that ... how fabulous is that)?!

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  6. I think the sleeping arrangement will be very cozy! So thankful that your grandson is completely well! God is a God of miracles that's for sure. I shared a miracle that our Isaac received in May of last yr. If you get a chance to stop by it is called Emergency and a Miracle. Enjoy your day!

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  7. That was a miracle, Marty! So glad he doesn't have any limp or anything from that accident. I'm sure you are going to enjoy having your "boys" around for a nice visit.

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  8. Blessings for sure!!! Ya know, slide it over...when family comes to visit, there is just nothing better than that!

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  9. I know about creative sleeping arrangements too, we live in a small home as well and when all of us get together, we make room! Enjoy the sweet visit, so glad your grandson is doing so well.

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  10. Enjoy your visit. It goes to show when people have too we get creative.

    Cynthia

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  11. Enjoy your visit from your two visitors! I am so glad that you grandson is doing much better! I had my son with me for a month and he just left yesterday and I already miss him.

    I also have family in Eugene, Oregon and have visited there many times....I love it!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  12. It is so good that you are able to have your grandson around for a while and so wonderful that he is healed. God works all kinds of miracles. I am blessed that all my grands are nearby. This may change after they grow up, but right now I am happy to be able to be with them on a regular basis.

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  13. What a wonderful blessing Marty! You are going to have such a wonderful time...it will be great! Creative use of your space too. Your Grandson has been through much..how wonderful our Lord is to watch over him and bring him through such a bad accident. Blessings and enjoy!

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  14. Wow Marty, I'm so glad you posted this. We need to be thankful daily for what we do have. Have a blessed week.
    Debbie

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  15. I didn't know that about your grandson. What a handsome guy he is. What a terrible accident. His recovery was amazing.
    Just the fact that he can get up and down off the air bed is amazing.
    Enjoy your time with your "sons".

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  16. Love this post and the table. Isn't great when furniture can do double duty even when out of the way! I also loved the touching story about your grandson....started to get a little teary! Thanks for sharing it with me :-)

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  17. An amazing recovery to be sure. So glad your fervent prayers were answered!!

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  18. So glad your grandson fully recovered and that he is getting to spend time with you. He sure is a handsome fella, and what a smile!

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  19. Love the table Marty! Thank you for sharing picture of Jordy. It's nice to be able to put a face with the person your DH and I have talked about these past 2 years. You've been blessed for sure. Huggs! Joanie

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  20. Wow, what a story about your grandson. Thank the Lord for answered prayer!Hope you have a wonderful visit.

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  21. Great use of your space. Now that my boys are all married I've had to get creative when they all show up at once. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Marty,
    My MoMa taught me, "There's always room for one more"!!! What a clever, creative use of your space!!! I'm sure your grandson will feel honored! EnJOY your time with your family!!! Blessings (and inspiration) abound @ A Stroll Thru Life!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  23. First...what a cool dining room table. I love that it fold in half that way and make s a library table. Second...I often think of your grandson and wondered how he was doing. I'm so glad you updated us all and that he is fully recovered. What a wonderful gift from the Lord.

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  24. Marty, how sweet of you to go the extra mile to create a personal space for your grandson! I know he will appreciate the effort! He is truly a blessing!

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  25. Yes, when the Lord answers our prayers, He exceeds our needs! Amen! How kind of you to create a space for him. I love how your table folds to make more room.

    Warmly,
    Meredith

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  26. How wonderful that Jordy is coming to spend some time with you! Thank God for miracles!

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  27. We live in a small vintage apartment in Chicago, so a air mattresses get tucked into all sorts of places in our house.

    Enjoy your time with your grandson.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ps. coming over from Richella's link

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  28. Yep! Having to get creative about sleeping quarters here this weekend also. Glad your Grandson is now doing so well.
    Enjoy your visit with them both.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  29. Kids can sleep anywhere and that's a nice space for him to snuggle in. Bless his heart for all he has been through. We live in Oregon so tell your son that he isn't missing a thing except cold and gray :)

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  30. Oh, Marty, what a wonderful post! I'm sure he'll be very comfortable there--and I love that you're opening your home to him for a nice long stay! What a blessing you are to your family--and I know they're a blessing to you. Have fun! I'm grateful that's he's doing so well. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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  31. It sounds like you will have a wonderful visit with both your son and grandson. Your table is not only an attractive piece but how great that it becomes a narrower size too.

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  32. Have a wonderful visit with your grandson! So good to know he is doing so well. You have created a great sleeping arrangement for him. Have a great time together!

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  33. What a wonderful post, Marty! I can tell how much you love your grandson and know you'll have fun spoiling him when he's with you. Great idea on the air mattress. I've used these several times and they are life savers. Praise the Lord for his blessings!

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  34. Marty,
    What a wonderful post! I'm sure your grandson will feel very comfortable and loved. He is a handsome fella for sure. Yes, he does have a beautiful smile. Thank heavens for his recovery from such an accident. He is truly blessed!

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  35. What an awesome post and Grandma!

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  36. I am so glad to hear that your grandson recovered so well. I'm sure it was a disappointment to not be able to compete at that level anymore, but I'm also sure that he has known skiers who have not come out of something so dangerous in such good shape. It will be such fun at your house with "boys" to cook for! Well worth putting a bed in the dining room!

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  37. What would we do with out blow up mattresses? I even used a camping cot over the holidays because I had way too many people here. I thought of another idea you could do sometime, if you are open to suggestions: You could move your fabulous dining table out into the room, about 5 ft from the wall and cover it with a long tablecloth and put his bed behind it by the wall - this might give him a bit more privacy and would hide the bed - just a thought. Enjoy your company!!

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  38. How wonderful to be having your son and grandson there for a visit. I bet is is going to be a busy time and a happy time all the way around. thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  39. I know you will have a wonderful time together! We also have just one guest bedroom. When we had an extra guest one summer, he slept on an air mattress in the office. It works out fine, and just so great to have family home. I'm glad Jordy is doing well after his accident. Have fun!
    Beth

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  40. Yes, I remember when you told us about your grandson's accident. It is so wonderful to hear that he healed so well! I am sure you will enjoy having him at your house for awhile!
    -Shelley

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  41. Marty, what a wonderful table. Being able to make it so narrow leaves plenty of space for the "guest bed". I'm sure he will feel very comfortable in his space. He's so cute, and I remember praying for him. What a miracle he is. I pray that our new little grandson will be a miracle too. Enjoy your time with your son and grandson. laurie

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  42. i DO REMEMBER HEARING ABOUT YOUR GRANDSON AND HIS TROUBLE,., SO GLAD HE IS FIT AS A FIDDLE NOW! aND I LOVE YOUR DINING ROOM TABLE... THAT IS FANTASTIC!

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  43. OMG that poor boy. I hope is healed up quickly. You manage to make even a blown up mattress look stylish. I know you will enjoy having your boys around.

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  44. Looks like a great spot to camp out. Hope he gets well soon! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  45. Marty, I'm featuring this post on today's Grace at Home. This really struck a chord with me! :)

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  46. Hey, your grandson doesn't go to school at University of Idaho, does he? That's where my son, Parker, goes! I just found your blog through Imparting Grace. Nice job making room for your special guest. Nice to hear that he made such a great recovery.

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  47. That smile makes my heart happy! So many unsettling things in life right now...thanks for cheering me up Marty! XO, Aimee

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    Hunter Douglas

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