Cozy Place

Ever since my kids started moving out, I’ve been thinking of ways to lure them back. Not permanently, I love that they are off living their own wonderful lives, but I do like lots and lots of visits.

My latest project has been a “guest room” in the space in the attic that was my former office. I cleaned it up and used what I had to try to make it cozy. I guess it worked; my daughter’s boyfriend liked it enough to take a picture.Cozy Place

Then my daughter put it on Reddit last night and almost 30,000 people liked it.ย Cozy Spaces

My grandmother’s rug anchors the space. It was a real treat hauling that up from the basement. Old pillows and pieced-together fabric scraps make comfy floor pillows. The sturdy felt bin is great for blanket storage.DSC_0045

I recovered a chair the cat had ruined. Then I layered on a quilt and another pillow.ย  I use the old shutter and clothespins to put up pictures and notes.

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An old milk crate is the night stand.

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I didn’t want to block any light with curtains, so I made a “valence” out of embroidery hoops and fabric scraps.DSC_0034

My husband built this bookshelf years ago. It’s great for storage and keeps people from plummeting down the steps.

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15 thoughts on “Cozy Place

  1. That is the most warm and welcoming space Jodie. I’m not at all surprised it has been a hit – wait til it gets pinned ๐Ÿ˜€ I gasped at the thought of you hauling that gorgeous floor rug up to the attic though – now that would have been warm work!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you you have used bits and pieces and made it all come together in this way – inspirational! โค

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  2. Fantastic! Absolutely cozy, and cozy is best. So many great ideas, but I especially like the valance made of fabric and embroidery hoops. (Even I could do that, and I’m not very handy.)

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