New Year, New Arrangement

When I was in college I rearranged my dorm room every month.  It was easier then since I only had one bed, one desk and one dresser.  I think I had every configuration my limited furniture and space could have.

In the year and a half I’ve had my house, I haven’t rearranged so when I took down the tree I decided to also move stuff around in the living room.

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Of course, to clean you have to also make a mess!

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I’m really ready for a couch that I can lay down on.  I’m determined to make that happen this year.  I know a couch wouldn’t fit where I had the loveseat before so I moved it around to the wall by the kitchen door.  This left the trunk hanging out alone in the middle of the room so I moved the dresser that was by the front door

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next to the loveseat as a side table.

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Then I took the legs off my DIY island and moved it back into the living room.  Since August I’ve learned that while I loved having an “island” in the kitchen, a big piece of furniture+filled to the brim+wheels+an old, slanty wood floor=an island that has a mind of its own.  I would roll it away from the wall to work on it and it would just keep rolling around.  Not awesome.

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Plus its finish matches the dresser turned TV table and the dresser by the loveseat.  Hmmm, I have a thing for dressers, apparently.

I worked on this project (made a huge mess) last night until I just couldn’t stay awake any longer.  This afternoon I got everything put away and I’m loving this new arrangement!

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(Now I just need to sand down the coffee table trunk and stain it darker to match.)

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Henry seems to like it!

lr9Of course, the kitchen is a huge disaster and I’m running out of steam so it probably won’t get cleaned up tonight.  Good thing I had a big lunch today and can get away with just a bagel for dinner tonight!  I’m hoping to show you the changes in there tomorrow!

-A

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