Does anyone else remember the sage, wise wisdom that was School House Rock?
Where conjunctions had their function.
When interplanetary Janet was a galaxy girl and bills just sat on the steps of the Capitol building and lolly, lolly, lolly got some adverbs here?
But my favorite?
The one where mother necessity was rocking in her chair and knitting that blue sweater and talked about Edison and Alexander Graham Bell and Rober Fulton with a wise expression on her face.
It’s the one I think about when I’m trying to figure out a problem because it’s so true.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Just like the instant guest bedroom idea behind these barn doors.
These barn doors are in the study at my mother’s house.
The room had a spare closet that wasn’t being used.
So we repurposed it and installed shelving in the closet and then hung up the barn doors to hide the TV and a dozen movies and the entire lego population this side of the Mississippi.
As great as the shelving unit in the closet was, we needed more.
Lego storage is great, but we needed the room to serve more than one purpose.
We needed a guest bedroom in a minute.
We took the closet and added an instant guest bedroom.
If you pull back the barn doors you’ll see something that looks like this.
It’s the bottom of a bed.
If you reach up to the top and pull down….
It looks like this.
We tucked a murphy bed behind those barn doors.
It’s such a great solution for another sleeping space that doesn’t look like a sleeping space at first.
You just pull it down and extend the feet.
They look a little like this.
And the best part? It’s a queen bed in a minute.
We store the bedding and pillows on the shelves on either side of the bed.
When you are ready to make the bed you pull them out.
And when you’re done? You fold them up, place them on the shelf.
Push the bed back into the closet.
And shut the doors.
You’d never even know that guest bedroom was there.
Isn’t it amazing? I can’t even tell you how large the room lives now. It’s a great solution for an empty closet.
And all it took?
A little sage advice from that font of wisdom—School House Rock.
PS Now if you’ll excuse me. I’m running low on my modifiers. I need to see if Lolly has a few extra. 🙂
PS We had a contractor install the bed, but I found this post on how to make one yourself.