Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Lake (Bedrooms)

As I mention in my first post about the lake house it started out as a small trailer. After a few years we added a room the complete length of the trailer and 10" wide. We divided this into a living room and a small bedroom. Well do you know how much bigger rooms look with no furniture in them. No, we didn't think to measure the furniture.

So we have a teeny little niche that the bed just slides into. Bed making is as good as a yoga workout. But it is cozy and a welcome place after a hard day on the lake.

At the foot of the bed is just room for a dresser.

On the other wall is an oak dresser with hanging space on one side. This is the only place to hang clothes in this room. But, you don't need many clothes at the lake, right? However, my one regret is that we failed to build more storage into our original plan.

The second bed is tucked into a small alcove just off the kitchen in the original trailer. If you check out the first post on the kitchen you can catch a glimpse of the bed just past the kitchen cabinets. There is a sliding door that closes it off from the kitchen at night. To me it has always had the feeling of a bunk on a sailing ship. Perhaps I am just a romantic.

Though neither bedroom is big they are so much better than the air mattress on the ground on which we slept years ago. Here's wishing you have a peaceful rest no matter where you lay your head.


Tammy said... you've got me dreaming of cruise cabins...I went on my first cruise this past FEB and slept on the bed by the port was awesome...wish I could go again!

Your little place is neat...and yes anything is better than air mattresses...I hate those things!


We live full time near St. Louis. But now we are here at the lake about 1/3 of the time. Retirement is nice for just that reason.


donna said...

I'll pack my pillow and be right there.

Anne said...

Awww aren't you a sweetie. Your little bedrooms look really charming. I place where I would want to lay my head at night. ZZZzzzzz.

Eileen said...

I love your bedrooms, I love the ideas of beds being tucked into little alcoves! It's almost as if your sleeping arrangements were custom-made! I love the cozy atmosphere and I would be very happy to call that my home!
All the best,

miss gracies house said...

I've enjoyed seeing your retreat by the lake...that must be such a wonderful palce to have. I bet you have great family memories there!
Thanks for stopping by my place.

the wild raspberry said...

hi! i live in the kansas city area also!!
your garden in your header is absolutely gorgeous...
have a wonderful day

dana said...

Well, it looks like you have found TWO of us from the KC area---me and The Wild Raspberry!! I LOVE it! Thanks for leaving a comment so I could visit YOU.

Lucky you to have a lake place to enjoy!!! It looks like a wonderful place to relax. I LOVE the wheelbarrow you have in your yard (I saw that in an earlier post!)

Keep in touch and I will, too!! Dana

teacupsandpoodles said...

Hi Stella,
I love your blog and your place near the lake. It looks so wonderful! So glad to meet you and looking forward to reading more of your blog posts.