We struck through a couple more items on our agenda list. Picture me attempting to dance like Beyonce in celebration. Yes I can do that with my shoulders 🙂 Seriously though, you remember our list:
- to put up roller blind shades in the bedrooms. The amount of light in there can give you a sunburn.
- to put lights up in the dining room &
the guest bedroom.
- to switch the tables in the dining room and pull up the old chairs from the basement.
- to stain the kitchen table and get mom’s hand-me-down chairs & the goodwill bench ready.
to get the guest room functional with side tables and a bit more storage. to find a living room arrangement that allows for more room(read about that here) and a way to get lamps in there.
If you are good at reading strikethrough, you will see that we moved some items to the guest bedroom and hung a light fixture. Besides having a bed, it needed help more than Arnold Shwarzaneggar. Here are some before photos to jog your memory:
We needed side tables…for obvious reasons. And the wall opposite the window needed some storage. But like I’ve said a bazillion times…we are trying to keep the cost close to nil, zilch, zero for all rooms.
That’s where the living room move-a-roo came into play. Since we moved a different coffee table into the LR, the side tables that matched the previous coffee table were no longer needed. At least in that space. They were quite needed in this room however. I quickly suggested to Jeremy that we put them in the guest bedroom and that they might actually look quite dashing with the dresser that is close in finish (they both have red undertones and straight lines).
And that big blank wall? Well, a shallow bookshelf (once used in our kitchen for dishes) was just the thing to allow for enough space to walk from the entry door to the bathroom door while still taking up visual space in the room. I think I might do a collection of something above it. Maybe woven fans? hats? perhaps photos of doors? hmmm….
Oh and the light? Yeah, we finally put one in. The previous owners didn’t leave one (or it was perhaps stolen) but either way, this room definitely needed a little overhead lighting. Jeremy likes fans but since we are riding the use-whatcha-got train, we snagged this chandelier to put in there. I kinda LUuuVE it.
Does it look familiar? It was previously in the dining room but now that I see it in action…I can attest that it was dying to be hanging over a bed.
So progress, right?! What do you think? I love how everything is finally finding a home. It helps make me feel a little more relaxed here. I know that I told you all this before but it really isn’t home yet for me. I live here. But it’s not home. Actually when we came back from vacation we walked in the door and it didn’t smell right. It will eventually…but it doesn’t yet. I guess that means we need to invest in Febreeze.