The great furniture shift has begun. Over the weekend, with my parents around to keep an eye on the girls, we tackled quite a few boxes of things in the basement. We sorted a bit, but mostly recycled or threw in the car to donate, and made room for some of our furniture upstairs. In order to get anything done in the living room we need a clear room and a divider between work in progress and life in progress. So the living room furniture moved to the dining room, the dining room furniture to the kitchen and the kitchen furniture to the basement. The girls were super surprised to see the changes when they came down for breakfast – and the living room currently makes a great space for all things with wheels. I think plastic will be going up between the rooms to head off dust, and toddlers, as we move forward.
You can see the difference in floor color in the living room now – floors like these were often finished differently at the edges from the center since a rug would have been in the middle of the floor. That, and 125 years of sun exposure on the outer portions leaves a ghost of rugs and occupants past.
Here’s that hard working coat hook I mentioned – this used to hang in my little graduate student studio apartment. I’m sure the three coat hooks worked well for my jacket, keys and student ID wallet. It’s a bit overworked for the four of us and the swinging of temperatures. This is problem area to be fixed in the living room – solution still undecided.
And the corner that houses a few toys, a few appliances and a few rugs. Cozy, I must say.
Progress – one piece at a time.