I miss having my sister and her family here. Really I do. But I'm not going to lie. We were pretty excited to get our 4th bedroom back!
We have always struggled with what to call this room. It normally houses all my sewing and crafting supplies, but to call it the craft room seems too greedy of me. It's where guests usually sleep when they come to visit, but it's so much more than a guest room. Sometimes M will go in there with his work laptop for some peace and quiet when he's working from home, but we already have another room that's officially the office (though we use it as a playroom). I suppose a logical title might be the spare room, but that felt so stuffy somehow.
When we moved into our house, this 4th bedroom was painted a dark, DARK hunter green:
I didn't like it, but there was no rush to paint this extra room that was hardly ever seen. We ended up calling it the "green room." But then a few months later, we painted a green accent wall in Claire's room. So to further clarify, this room became the "dark green room." Cumbersome, I know, but it stuck.
However, when my sister and her family moved out of the room, it needed a little work. And I wasn't about to re-paint it hunter green. So it was finally time to paint that room. We chose a nice light gray. I LOVE it! But the big problem was that calling it the "dark green room" just wasn't going to fly anymore.
M and I wracked our brains for what to call this room. What was it? It was the room that... became whatever we needed it to be.
That was it! In celebration of our regained and freshly painted extra space I splurged and ordered some custom vinyl for the door so we could officially christen it for all to see:
I can't wait until our kids read the Harry Potter books and finally get our joke!