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Who doesn’t need more storage?  We definitely do (we’d like someday to actually be able to park our car in our garage) and have been talking about adding it under our stairs in the foyer.  We’d have to somehow see how much room we have under there, but we’re thinking of a cute little door or some drawers or even an open area with shelving.  It would definitely be a time consuming DIY project but well worth it I think.  
  
Drawers…

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Doors…
 
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Hidden doors…
  
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Or even wine storage…
  
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Maybe some storage IN the stairs…
 
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Do you have storage under your stairs? 
Did you take on this DIY project?  We’d love to hear all about it.

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These are the “before” photos of our guest room:
   

 

 
                   

We don’t have “after” photos yet but we do have a few ideas for this room (which is now basically used for storage).  We will be having family visit in a few weeks so we figure we better get moving on the guest room makeover!  Last night we purchased a mattress from Sears (took advantage of their VIP sale – 50% off plus free shipping) and we are lucky enough to be inheriting the box spring and bed frame from a family member.

We’re going to paint the room Sweet Pear by BM (a pale yellow with green undertones) and add white beadboard to the bottom half of the room with a chair rail:

              
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         photo: apartmenttherapy.com               photo: milwaukeemarketplace.com
    

               
The bedding will either be a beachy blue stripe:
                         

    
                             beyondbedding.com
     
    
Or a yellow vintage print:
    
                                                   

Leigh Palampore Duvet Cover, Twin, Yellow
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We already have the VIVAN curtains from Ikea and are thinking about a dark bamboo roman shade (from Target) also for the window: 
     
VIVAN Pair of curtains

        
And since it’s a small room, the only other furniture we want to put in there is a nightstand (or two) with a lamp (or two):
       
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What do you think?  Any other suggestions?

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