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Shelves + a Desk In the Guest Room!

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There are cute things happening in the guest room! Let’s go!

This month, we teamed up with Ace Hardware to gather supplies that would warm up our guest room and make it a place that would be inviting for our friends and family. For this project, we put our vintage school desk to work, incorporating it into a neat stack of shelves that, as a whole, would be functional and purposeful – but adorable, too!

Starting first with the desk, we loved the old, natural character that had been worn into its surface, so I did nothing more than a regular wood refresh with a natural Danish Oil and a Feed-N-Wax polishing. There are telltale signs on the bottom of the desk that shows it was once mounted to a stand, but in our case, we wanted it to float on the wall with the rest of the soon-to-be shelves.

Because there was a lip on the back, we glued strips of paint stir sticks to close the gap and allow the desk to sit flush against the wall:

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After drilling our pilot holes, we checked to see if we’d hit a stud, but the placement fell right in-between them, so we used a combination of four toggle bolts and washers to keep everything safe and super, super sturdy.

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With the desk in place, it was on to the shelves! We wanted to keep everything clean and simple, as the guest room itself is extremely narrow (it’s barely 7′ wide!), so we opted for an inexpensive 2×10 common board. After a bit of measuring and fussing back and forth on the final width, we landed on an arrangement of two shelves above the desk and a shelf extension-of-sorts to align with the desk top.

This was all very specific to our needs, but after squaring the edges of the 2×10 on our table saw (using the same technique as right here), our depth came to 8 3/4″, and we were both happy with a width of 34″. However, after more (let’s call it) fussing, we tossed around the idea of rounding the shelf corners – not only to prevent sharp protrusions in a small room, but also to mimic the edges of our school desk.

I used a roll of tape to trace the line, and Scott followed that up with our jigsaw. A good sanding helped to smooth everything out and give it that final, polished edge.

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For this relatively easy DIY, we are loving the immediate impact it has on the room! I threw a few items up on the shelves for fun, but there will be a few more things to come to keep our guests feeling right at home. The teensy desk is large enough for a laptop, and it should be a great little spot for sending quick emails – or even just spreading out travel accessories and knick knacks.

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We wanted the stain of the shelves to closely match the desk, but we also wanted to do so without going too red, as you’ll notice the desk has some heavy red-orange undertones. I stared at the stains in Ace for a good 20 minutes (I wish I was kidding!), and the final result was a big stain cocktail of Cherry, Special Walnut and Dark Walnut (all Minwax). While it’s not an exact match to the desk, it’s pretty close without being red!, and it has an overall vintage look that mimics the desk, too.

Originally a silver metal, the brackets were sprayed with a matte black paint, and we used black anchors for the wall and wood screws for the shelf. The overall result of black + medium wood feels streamlined (check out that narrow profile below!) and somehow slightly nostalgic at the same time. I can’t say that was ever our plan, but we’re absolutely embracing it.

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But! You know we couldn’t get through a project without a little DIY drama, right? This old house threw a curve ball at us with a funny, obnoxious boxed in stud (or something?). To the right of the stud, an additional sheet of drywall was installed, making it a thicker wall than that on the left. (I mean, of course!) Rather than fight it, we played along; a notch was cut into each shelf, and we shaved down the overall depth of the right side only an extra 3/4″ on the table saw. Problem solved!

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Silly studs aside, can we move on to our favorite part? After sharing the school desk with you in our Elkhorn round-up, reader Michelle suggested we carve our initials into the desk, to which we replied, yes! Overall, the entire desk + shelf system isn’t terribly complicated (that is, assuming you don’t also have two different walls at different thicknesses, separated by a drywall-ed stud on the outside, hmm?), and sometimes, that’s the best kind of project. Easy. To the point. Useful and practical.

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All our materials were picked up at Ace Hardware, and by now you know that Ace enjoys spreading that love to you, too!  So together with our friends at Ace, we’ll be giving away a $100 Ace Hardware gift card to one lucky reader! The giveaway runs through this Friday, October 24th at 5pm CST, and the winner will be announced within this post by Friday evening. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck and happy entering!

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We’re excited to be collaborating with Ace Hardware as a part of their Ace Blogger Panel! Ace has provided us with compensation and the materials necessary to complete this project (hey, thanks, Ace!), and all opinions are our own. Cute puppies are an added bonus.

 
 

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  • Alison F.10.21.14 - 7:00 AM

    I love the initials carved into the desk! It’s such a cute, personal touch. Next year I have to make it to the Elkhorn Flea Market!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay10.21.14 - 7:18 AM

    I love the idea of mounting the desk top on the wall!ReplyCancel

  • Christy10.21.14 - 7:33 AM

    Great look! I’m sure any guest will feel right at home.ReplyCancel

  • Ann10.21.14 - 7:36 AM

    A little treat always helps guests feel at home. The desk is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Susan10.21.14 - 7:41 AM

    You guys are making this tiny room a really great space for guests. Can’t wait to see the final reveal namely that headboard! Love your initials in the desk…

    oh, and thanks for a great give-away!ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 7:54 AM

      Thank you! I’ll be sharing that this week!ReplyCancel

  • Chaney10.21.14 - 7:50 AM

    my best tip is be welcoming and allow my home to not quite be perfect so that people feel like they can just flop down on the couch and not worry about messing things up!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin10.21.14 - 7:54 AM

    Since it’s fall, a cozy blanket and nook for guests to catch up on their email, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Jess S.10.21.14 - 8:00 AM

    Keep it clean and neat, but not overly perfect – I want people to feel like they can relax and enjoy their time with me.ReplyCancel

  • Amber10.21.14 - 8:05 AM

    Love the stain color with the black brackets! I’ve been planning some shelves like that myself. The initials on the desk are too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren10.21.14 - 8:22 AM

    I keep staring at that dog picture. I love it!ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 8:59 AM

      That was also picked up at Elkhorn. We didn’t buy it for the print, but once it came home with us, the dog had to stay!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren10.21.14 - 8:24 AM

    P.S. My best tip is to keep a small fan in the room for people who need white noise to sleep!ReplyCancel

  • Cait10.21.14 - 8:25 AM

    The desk and shelves look great! I love the rounded corner detail, and your initials!

    I *almost* laughed (in solidarity, I swear!) at the stud (or something?), because it reminds me of our house. Specifically our living room, which was originally a back porch, so the ceiling is only a bit over 7′ high, and we have two of those studs (pillars?), plus a giant beam down the middle of the room. Also the ceiling (and floor) on one side of the studs/pillars/beam is about an inch lower. It also reminds me of the time R & I installed the desk in the closet of our art room and realized that measuring up from the floor was useless because the floor isn’t even close to level. Ah, old houses.ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 9:00 AM

      Ha! Yeah, we totally stopped measuring from the floor as soon as we moved here. The floors are practically like ocean waves – up and down, up and down. Ripple, ripple. Good times ;)ReplyCancel

  • Ariella10.21.14 - 8:26 AM

    My husband and I just bought a house, and I’m definitely using some of your ideas to make it more cozy and livable. First on the list? Cleaning up the fireplace brick!ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 8:58 AM

      Yes, that made a HUGE difference in our studio! And CONGRATS on the new home!ReplyCancel

  • Alex10.21.14 - 8:34 AM

    I am so jealous of your jigsaw, but cute project!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Traniello10.21.14 - 8:39 AM

    LOVE that you guys carved your initials in the desktop…its the perfect finishing touch. The desk looks great especially with the shelves..they compliment each other well!ReplyCancel

  • Katie10.21.14 - 8:43 AM

    I don’t think i’ve ever thought about it (which kind of makes me feel like a horrible person!!) but we do have a brother-in-law who stays with us 4/7 nights. We try to make him feel welcome with fresh sheets, a warm bed, and his favorite drinks & snacks in the fridge!

    LOVE the desk!ReplyCancel

  • I love the desk, and the initials are super cute!

    To make people feel at home in my home I’ve tried to make sure our guest room is cozy. When they arrive the bed will be made up, there will be extra blankets in the winter and in the summer an extra fan. They will have fluffy towels and the closet is cleaned out so they can put whatever they need to in there.ReplyCancel

  • Maria10.21.14 - 8:49 AM

    The best way to make someone feel at home? … Feed them!ReplyCancel

  • Lorie Smith10.21.14 - 8:55 AM

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR STYLE!ReplyCancel

  • Lazy Smurf10.21.14 - 8:59 AM

    My dogs work to make sure everyone feels incredibly welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design10.21.14 - 9:02 AM

    So cool and I love that you carved your initials into itReplyCancel

  • Amanda10.21.14 - 9:05 AM

    ugh. your guest room makes mine look beyond pitiful – and i’ve had four years to pull it together!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Merlini10.21.14 - 9:05 AM

    The desk and shelves look great! As do the green chair, the wallpaper, and everything else you have going on in there. Can’t wait to see the finished room! And yes, the carving of the initials may just be my favorite part. :) (Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!)ReplyCancel

  • Amy10.21.14 - 9:05 AM

    Love the rounded corners, and strongly second the fan for white noise. :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather10.21.14 - 9:12 AM

    Totally adorable and functional. I am really loving that cute little room.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany W10.21.14 - 9:18 AM

    I hate wearing shoes in the house, so when we have people over I make sure they know they can ditch the kicks and make themselves comfy!ReplyCancel

  • Nate10.21.14 - 9:18 AM

    Family pictures make a room feel “home-y”ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Stone10.21.14 - 9:29 AM

    We always have plenty of beverages and treats to choose from. I’m Italian, so food=family.ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl10.21.14 - 9:42 AM

    I love all of this, but THAT CHAIR against THAT WALLPAPER. Are you kidding me? It is drop dead gorgeous. Love, love. I would never want to leave that room.ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 9:46 AM

      I KNOW, it’s crazy! Thank you! We had considered putting our yellow chair in the guest room, but it wasn’t as stunning as the green velvet. I’m a little sad because I LOVE the green chair, and now I can’t stare at it all the time. Perhaps it’ll have to get rotated around the rooms a bit, just so it can come out and play.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica10.21.14 - 9:49 AM

    I always try to keep a special snack I know my guests like!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl10.21.14 - 9:58 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Simone10.21.14 - 10:08 AM

    My favorite way to help guests feel at home in my space is to have something delicious bubbling on the stove, and a few candles burning for good measure. Warm, spiciness in the air and soft, flickering light = cozy x a billion. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie10.21.14 - 10:12 AM

    I love these shelves! I think rounding the leading edges really made the whole project (unless it was your initials carved into the desk?). And I’m also loving those greens! For some reason that green pot is siren-calling to me…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Flasche10.21.14 - 10:13 AM

    Love how this project allows the desk to stand out and still be useful.ReplyCancel

  • KateJ10.21.14 - 10:16 AM

    Great solution for the varied wall depths! And carving the desk??– one of our regrets from early in our marriage is not carving a heart and our initials in the big maple tree just outside our first home.ReplyCancel

  • Trilby C.10.21.14 - 10:28 AM

    Those shelves are perfect! We’re stuck trying to decide on our next purchase at Ace – should it be a router or a jigsaw? Both will be so useful! Thanks to this post, now I’m leaning towards the jigsaw. Decisions, decisions!ReplyCancel

    • Trilby C.10.21.14 - 10:31 AM

      Shoot – I never read the rafflecopter blurb that says what I’m supposed to comment about until it’s too late! For our guests in the winter (which we’re rapidly approaching), I always have a big pile of blankets on the bed. We leave our house on the cooler side, so I’m careful to make sure they’re warm when they’re in their room!ReplyCancel

      • Kim10.21.14 - 10:33 AM

        If it helps, I will say that we use our jigsaw for a LOT of projects – it comes in handy in so many ways!ReplyCancel

  • Thom10.21.14 - 10:41 AM

    To make my guests feel at home, I always try to offer them a drink. Water, beer or whiskey are usually the options available.ReplyCancel

  • Kris10.21.14 - 10:47 AM

    The carving is a nice touch!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn10.21.14 - 10:57 AM

    This probably makes me sound like a total alcoholic, but you should turn that desk into a mini-bar, like at a hotel. Fill it up with tiny bottles of booze and some snacks. Like the desk we all wanted in school…ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 11:11 AM

      No, it makes you sound like a genius!

      At this point, we were thinking we might put travel-sized goodies in there (toothpaste, hairspray, etc), but we’re still on the fence! The ACTUAL “bar” is only a step away from the guest room, but teeny booze bottles would be too cute.ReplyCancel

  • amelia10.21.14 - 11:05 AM

    i love to plan activities and meals when my family and friends come to visitReplyCancel

  • Traci McCool10.21.14 - 11:15 AM

    I love this idea, wish I had the tools to make it happen.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget P.10.21.14 - 11:18 AM

    Very nice and simple project!ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette R10.21.14 - 11:22 AM

    I like to make sure I always have some little treat and drink I can offer guests. If they are staying overnight leaving a little goodie basket in the room is always a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Laura J10.21.14 - 11:29 AM

    I think for our overnight guests, I always try to create a warm space in the spare bedroom for them! Make sure it looks homey! I love what you did with the initials in the shelf! That is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime10.21.14 - 11:40 AM

    How cute are those shelves?!?! I love old houses and their funny quirks! We found an old school desk (similar to yours except it is attached to a seat that has a drawer under it) and I cant wait to clean it up for our daughter! I want to leave the wood so I will definitely be referencing your stain cocktail technique to get the color right. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 1:08 PM

      Awesome! Just a heads up that for the desk, all I did was oil it down with Watco Danish Oil (natural) and follow that up with Feed-N-Wax. The stain cocktail was to get the common board shelves to blend a bit.ReplyCancel

  • Jess10.21.14 - 11:41 AM

    When I was growing up, my sister and I had two antique school desks in our basement “play school.” Your desk looks so similar to those and brings back such fond memories.

    I am new to having overnight guests, as I just recently moved into a two bedroom apartment with room for such guests. I like to provide them with anything they might possibly need up front (or information on where to find things up front) so that they won’t need to ask a question each time they need something. I want them to feel at home at my home.ReplyCancel

  • Alison10.21.14 - 11:51 AM

    To make our guests feel relaxed offer drinks and food!ReplyCancel

  • Emily10.21.14 - 12:44 PM

    Just stumbled upon your site + I am in love! My husband and I are in the process of getting preapproved for a mortgage, so we can hopefully put in an offer on a house we have our eye on :) I will definitely be perusing your archives!

    I’ve been blessed with friends and family members who are quite gifted in the crafty area, so I have a lot of pieces hanging on the walls or displayed on shelves from them. It makes our rented apartment feel very homey and reminds me daily of my blessings, and the pieces are always a hit when they come visit :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.21.14 - 1:06 PM

      Glad to have you – and fingers crossed you find The One!ReplyCancel

  • Katie10.21.14 - 12:44 PM

    I like how the plant and chair tie together.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon10.21.14 - 12:51 PM

    Wine and throws!ReplyCancel

  • Emily10.21.14 - 1:07 PM

    We always put out ice water and snacks when people arrive in case they’re hungry.ReplyCancel

  • alex10.21.14 - 1:13 PM

    i love to have extra towels and toiletries in a basket in the guest bedroom also lots of candles in various scents with matches for guests to make it feel like homeReplyCancel

  • Jen N.10.21.14 - 1:15 PM

    Snacks…cozy blankets…and a home that doesn’t feel like a museum.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal10.21.14 - 1:23 PM

    Love the initials on the desk!ReplyCancel

  • Heather B10.21.14 - 1:55 PM

    I love having my guest’s favorite breakfast items (including their creamer of choice for coffee) available to them. I usually just ask what they eat for breakfast before they arrive!ReplyCancel

  • Beth10.21.14 - 2:05 PM

    We are pretty relaxed and casual, even if our house isn’t perfect, our guests know that we are really glad they are here!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Igram10.21.14 - 2:11 PM

    The best thing for making guests feel at home are comfortable bed linens and a welcome from our family dog.ReplyCancel

  • Mary G10.21.14 - 2:16 PM

    The initials carved into the desk adds the cutest little touch. Love the way the guest room is coming together!ReplyCancel

  • Justynn @ Creative Life Antics10.21.14 - 2:36 PM

    The initials are TOO CUTE. Stealing this idea for my own home… somewhere :)ReplyCancel

  • Eliza F10.21.14 - 2:49 PM

    We don’t have much space (guests sleep on a pull-out bed) but we try to make friends feel at home by home-cooking some meals! It is a good contrast against all the NYC food.ReplyCancel

  • I love the rounded edge detail on the shelf! It’s cute and makes so much sense in this small space.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances10.21.14 - 3:31 PM

    I keep a stock of essentials in our guest bedroom. Just simple things that people would typically have to ask for – toilet paper, towels, and I make sure I stock a few favorite snacks for visiting friends and family.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa B.10.21.14 - 3:46 PM

    Cooking my guest their favorite meal for dinner!ReplyCancel

  • jan10.21.14 - 3:59 PM

    Food around the table-ReplyCancel

  • Gina10.21.14 - 4:24 PM

    Love the wood tone on those shelves!ReplyCancel

  • Liz10.21.14 - 5:20 PM

    The carved initials make that desk- great recommendation Michelle!!ReplyCancel

  • Marita10.21.14 - 5:57 PM

    The mounted desk is brilliant! When we researched how best to install curtain rods in our 100+ year old home, it was suggested that we use those toggle bolts that you used for your desk. Intimidating! We found another viable solution; however, some day, we’ll cross paths with those toggle bolts again. Any tips? Or are they actually pretty straightforward?ReplyCancel

    • Kim10.22.14 - 9:17 AM

      Marita, toggle bolts really aren’t that scary! I wonder why you would have needed them for your curtain rods though… We typically use the 50lb anchors for curtain rods (and even that sometimes is over doing it!). They’re pretty straight forward – I guarantee there are a ton of YouTube videos that show the process!ReplyCancel

  • Mary10.21.14 - 6:02 PM

    What an adorable touch to carve your initials into the desk. I’m loving watching your home come together!ReplyCancel

  • panda flannel10.21.14 - 7:38 PM

    we don’t have a guest room and our guests sleep on the couch in our open plan living room/kitchen, but my roommate who gets up early does this adorable thing where she takes the coffee grinder to the back entry room and grinds her coffee there so it doesn’t wake anyone up. we should really probably step it up a little.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole10.21.14 - 7:46 PM

    My best tip for making friends and family feel at home in my home is offering good food, great conversation, and a comfy atmosphere.ReplyCancel

  • tammigirl10.21.14 - 8:29 PM

    I am constantly trying to make our house warm and welcoming – the kind of place your heart longs for – I’m not sure of the best trick. I just put my heart into it and fill it with labors of love.

    Baked goods help, too.ReplyCancel

  • Haley10.21.14 - 8:36 PM

    I created a basket of frequently left behind items for my guest in case they forget floss, tooth paste, chapstick, ect. I also like to cook for guests. I make sure to vaccume the couch because of a certain feline hairball.ReplyCancel

  • Haley10.21.14 - 8:36 PM

    I created a basket of frequently left behind items for my guest in case they forget floss, tooth paste, chapstick, ect. I also like to cook for guests. I make sure to vacuum the couch because of a certain feline hairball.ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Troublefield10.21.14 - 9:07 PM

    Those are great shelves!!! And that green chair… OH MY SOUL!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica10.21.14 - 9:27 PM

    Coffee!! Having mugs set for our guests! Simple but a big deal!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer C10.21.14 - 10:10 PM

    Having toiletries they might have forgotten available in the bathroom or guestroom.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Tillery10.21.14 - 10:50 PM

    Perfect set-up for guests! Love the desk mounted on the wall.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia10.21.14 - 11:01 PM

    The desk is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa10.21.14 - 11:12 PM

    I love that emerald green chair!! What a beauty. Love the school desk as shelf and storage, great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Lacie10.21.14 - 11:46 PM

    Good sheets & a fan are a must to make guests feel at home.

    The desk is really cute! I can’t wait to see that headboard you keep hinting at.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy10.22.14 - 7:24 AM

    we usually try to have baked goods around for guestsReplyCancel

  • Alexandra10.22.14 - 10:22 AM

    Love it! That part of the room is really looking good!

    I like to have wine, too many snacks, and a cozy duvet ready for guests. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Brown10.22.14 - 10:40 AM

    My home is warm and cozy feeling, most feel welcome when they come to my house. I also try to feed them or offer food and drink; I don’t like to see my guests ever leave hungry or thirsty :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda10.22.14 - 10:44 AM

    To make my guests feel at home in my home I bake a lot of bread and sweets.ReplyCancel

  • Trude10.22.14 - 12:07 PM

    Absolutely love the results! The black brackets really bring it all together with the wallpaper.

    I make it a point to have everything at hand for guests and not make them hunt for anything (I know I always feel weird going into people’s cupboards!).ReplyCancel

  • Samantha10.22.14 - 12:59 PM

    Love the initials in the wood, I’m about to make my son’s loft bed and am going to put his initials in the wood when it’s finished. I love putting out personal soaps and toiletries when guests come over to make them feel welcome.ReplyCancel

  • erica10.22.14 - 1:54 PM

    that desk is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy10.22.14 - 2:27 PM

    We are in desperate need of shelving in most of our rooms. I love the rounded corner look! I might be stealing that idea.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen10.22.14 - 4:13 PM

    When we have houseguests, I think making sure everyone gets some alone time is crucial to making people feel at home. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn10.22.14 - 6:03 PM

    I just try to make sure they have anything they could need, with a little basket full of toiletries, leaving towels out, leaving little notes if they are here when I have to go to work!ReplyCancel

  • Sheela10.22.14 - 9:05 PM

    I love the shelves! You all have such a nice design aesthetic. As for how to make guests feel comfortable in my home, I tell them “my house is your house.” Works every time!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly D10.22.14 - 9:56 PM

    My tip is to always have plenty of comfortable seating and places to eat.ReplyCancel

  • Moxie10.22.14 - 10:29 PM

    Bedside table with lotion (we live in the desert), fresh towels, and a place for their things. I also make sure we’ve got their preferred soda/coffee/tea on hand.ReplyCancel

  • Birdiebee10.23.14 - 12:16 AM

    Do not overstuff or fill a room because it will feel cluttered. I like to keep a room uncluttered yet warm with great color tones that are inviting.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie10.23.14 - 4:14 PM

    I like to make groupings and have comfy decor throws, pillows, candles, magazines, lower level lighting, plants, coasters, everything that makes you feel comfortable and want to stay a while.ReplyCancel

  • jamie10.24.14 - 1:25 AM

    im not sure if i understand how you bolted the desk exactly. that anchor confused me.ReplyCancel

  • jamie10.24.14 - 1:27 AM

    my best tip is freshly laundered linens, even if its just for the couch.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene W10.24.14 - 1:13 PM

    I keep foods they like on hand.ReplyCancel

  • Haley10.24.14 - 1:44 PM

    What’s your best tip for making friends and family feel at home in YOUR home?

    Fresh baked treats!!ReplyCancel

  • Trinitee10.24.14 - 4:11 PM

    Oh, and my tip for making family and friends feel at home lots of soft pillows on the couch that make it super comfy to stay and chat a while, yummy snacks on hand, and home made play dough around for little ones to get creative with.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle10.26.14 - 3:53 PM

    Happy to help! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Michael10.26.14 - 9:09 PM

    Well done! I would want to have the same table in my house, only a little longer that’s good for two to three persons. I wonder what finish would match with our cream-colored wall? I can’t wait! Thanks for this idea.ReplyCancel

  • […] we were dealing with space issues and funny cutouts along the wall,” explains Kim Vargo of Yellow Brick Home. “We knew we wanted a place for guests to be able to place their laptops or tablets during their […]ReplyCancel

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