I turned a very small storage space into a guest room and called it "The Sanctuary". Had a small twin bed built, nice thick mattress custom made, punched a hole in the wall to make a window, antiqued a small bedside table I already owned, installed a good reading light, and another on the wall you can switch on from the door. Hung hooks and shelves for hanging and folding a few clothes, made sure a suitcase would slide under the bed with ease. Had double screened glass doors installed at the end of the room for ventilation, curtains were made - bedding bought, a fan installed for extra circulation. The ceiling of this space was all glass - so had the sides painted black and had double curtains installed in a sail pattern on the ceiling to filter the hot Mexican sun.
Chose really creamy colours of paint (a pale turquoise and crisp white linen). Installed Arc Angle Michael (the patron saint of San Miguel on the sliding window - slapped some neat stuff on the wall where the window slides back - like Our Lady of Guadalupe - and called it "The Sanctuary".
Here are a few photos. "The Guardian" (one of my paintings) will hang beside the window. Need help though - the frame is to heavy for me to hang my myself - thusly, it is still sitting on the bed.
|This is the window closed. To open you slide St. Michael back and there is a screened window to open or close.|
|Close up of the work I did to the wall. You know I am not religious (Very spiritual though). Just in love with old church relics.|
|At the top I put "Sanctuary", and above "Our Lady" is an old dictionary page with the word and definition.|
“Sanctuary, on a personal level, is where we perform the job of taking care of our soul.”
Christopher Forrest McDowell quotes