I have often heard, that the first step is admitting that you have a problem. So I will accomplish that and profess that I have a problem that has, until now, not been much of a problem. My problem? I love to rearrange. I love to reorganize. I love to redecorate.
Notice that there is a predominant prefix in the above sentences. Yep, the initial decorating, or organizing is not that much fun to me. What I really love to do is tackle problems. Clean out the cupboards and find a better way of storing things.
The same can be said for rooms. I love to rearrange furniture in any room. We have only lived in this house for a bit over a year, and I have already rearranged the family room about four times. The living room three, dining room twice and the bedrooms about half a dozen.
Normally I just use whatever was already in the room (furniture, art, etc) to come up with a new layout.
Not yesterday! I got this crazy idea. Hear me out.
We have a dining room. We also have a nook next to our kitchen that we were using as a breakfast nook. I had some big shelves in their for storage, but they always got cluttered and messy looking. Here is what it looked like:
We also have a dining room, it looked like this:
So I got to thinking... do we really need two eating areas? It seemed kind of wasteful. So I did the ultimate rearrange. I moved the dining room table into the eating nook and then moved the breakfast table (now more of a desk) and shelves into the dining room.
I thought it looked great! I was totally excited to show Hurricane when he got home! But, I had to take Slim to taekwondo and Hurricane got home when we were gone. I got the following text from him last night:
"Why did you do this to the house. Does NOT work. Needs to go back to how it was."
The next text said: "I need salsa."
Ok. So the hubs doesn't approve. We debated a bit and ended with him saying "nobody in their right mind will think it is okay to turn the dining room into a catch-all junk area."
So that is where you come in my dear friends.
I have included a few pictures to show how the two rooms look now. I do know that a couple adjustments need to me made to the former dining room. For one, the light fixture needs to be moved to the new dining room. Also, I think a rug (circular?) needs to be on the floor. Those two things will really improve the room, and make it not look like a dining room.
Also, give me your honest opinions! I can handle being told that it looks terrible, that I should put it back, or that (gasp!) the husband is correct. It will not hurt my feelings, promise.
So, first the new dining room:
And the new office/junk/catch all area:
One thing I already know that I love is this:
It is a fabric art wall hanging that I made this afternoon. Ikea fabric baby!