Our house now has a granny room. The kids are just amazed by all the interesting things that can be found there. For those of you not acquainted with the particulars of a granny room, let me share them with you now. For starters there is a toilet in the room! How's that for convenience? =) In the corner, there's a recliner that looks normal enough until you start pushing the buttons. Upon pushing the buttons, you will discover that this chair can lift about 2 feet off the ground to bring grandma to a standing position. Every night, a drinking glass can be found on the night stand with floating teeth inside and that brassier on the dresser appears to have a breast attached to it! Gotta say, it seems at times that there is a very big infant living in this room. There are big diapers, wipes, changing pads,a giant walker, huge bibs and that chair, with the wheels, looks a lot like a big stroller. Yes, we've now got a granny room in our house and we are loving it. =)
As promised, I'd like to show you pictures of the room that we lovingly prepared for the grannies. The pictures that I have to share were taken before they arrived, so you will notice that the above mentioned "cool granny stuff" is missing. The room is on the first floor off the dining room.
The first order of business was to find the furniture. Grandma asked me to find the furniture for her. We needed a bed (queen), a mattress, a nightstand, a chest of drawers, a recliner, and a lamp. So, what do you think I did? Yep, you've got it....CRAIGSLIST!! I found everything in a matter of days. Here is the break down of the items I found and their prices.
IKEA Bed frame in mint condition (no box spring needed)- $40
Mattress (pillow top)- $55
Lamp (retails over $100)- $25
Chest of drawers (perfect match to the nightstand) -$40
Orthopedic, electric lift recliner (retails over $500)- $100
Nightstand- $Free.99 (one that I already owned)
Mirror (HomeGoods)- $30
Gallon of paint for chest of drawers and nightstand (Walmart- Country White) -$10
Gallon of paint for the walls (Walmart- ) $20
Bed in a Bag (Comforter, pillow cases, shams, sheets)- $40
Decor Knick Knacks (used things I already had) so - $free.99
Total spent - $360
Here's a picture of the Chest of Drawers before a little TLC...
You know what they say, things gotta get worse before they get better. You will see in the before pictures of the room that this is indeed true. There was quite a mess in there as we took things out and brought others in. It was also raining outside that day so all of our sanding and painting went on inside the room. Thankfully the back door of the house is inside the granny room so we were able to open if for some much needed ventilation.
Alrighty, here it is...*drum roll please*...the great reveal!! Ta-Da!
At another angle, with little shelf in the background...
(notice the the room was two different colors)
Here are a couple of side by side shots of the furniture/ shelf transformation.
Below are a few pictures of the amazing recliner. You'll notice in two of the pictures it is actually in our living room. We moved it there because Abuelita Angela loves looking out the bay windows during the day.
She even sits in the recliner for church (yes, in the reclining position :o)