The beautiful living room built-ins at the Evergreen house originally started out in this now-kids bedroom. The previous owners must have used this space as a den. Without getting into too much boring detail, I had originally walked the Evergreen house a full year before we bought it to flip. The first time it was on the market, we were outbid by another flipper. While the flipper did a lot of the haul away work in the year they had it, they weren’t able to do much else before putting the house back on the wholesale market (which is when we bought it).
The house was filled with old books and furniture before that the other flipper apparently just took to the landfill. It breaks my heart into a thousand pieces thinking about it! There were some VERY COOL books in here. The original owner had been a librarian for decades and there were books everywhere! The only book the flipper did not toss was a little yellow children’s book. Can you see it on the shelf?
The book was from the 50s and was all about space! On the yellow linen book cover was a little moon rover which we scanned in and made into a print for the room. It’s a fun pop of color and sweet nod to the previous owners.
We wanted to use this room as a kids bedroom. The space was long and skinny, but I actually think that footprint works really well for layout purposes! We had just enough room to fit two twin beds on either side of the window, but we also had room in front of the beds for kids to spread out and play! I slept in a room like this growing up with my sisters, but we had three twin beds in a row and it was magical! We lost all sorts of sleep, staying up late every night talking. :)
When you’re flipping a house and staging it with furniture in order to sell, it’s hard to know how extreme to go with the styling. You don’t want to overstuff the rooms so they feel cramped. But you also want to give the buyers ideas for living and furniture placement too! I liked the idea of putting a little bookshelf here rather than a dresser (which could easily be placed in the large closet or on the opposing wall).
I love using these little spice racks for picture book storage – they are affordable and easy to hang! You could easily fill a whole wall to pack a big visual punch!
Along the back wall I split a 20×30 print from Juniper Print Shop into two to help connect the two sides of the window! Those little brass art lamps hanging above the prints are my favorite! They double up as reading sconces and really help save space on the nightstand (even though we still put a lamp there – ha!).
We are working on a big ceiling fan round up, but spoiler alert, this one is our very favorite for both the look and the price! Especially when we need a ceiling fan with a light kit (if there are no cans installed in the room). Also this fan comes in both a black and white option!
We were going for sort of a vintage camp vibe in here, inspired by the cute and affordable rug, but the green wool throws at the foot of the beds sealed the deal for us! I love how this sweet little space turned out!