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Right now I’m in the middle of a project.
Actually right now I’m typing this post in a house full of the sounds of the song YMCA blasting on the video game Rock Band for the 256 time since December 25.
And I wish I were exaggerating.
Have you ever tried to write a post before when all you can think about is…..
“Young man there’s no need to feel down.
I said….young man pick yourself off the ground.
I said,….young man ’cause you’re in a new town.
There’s no need to be un–ha–ppy.”
But I digress.
The project? What is 2015 is bringing to the table (literally)?
I’m switching all the rooms around on the first floor.
For example, right now we have a room in the front of the house that we never use. Mostly no one ever uses it because there’s not a television in there. There’s a lot of natural light and lots of seating and most importantly there’s a fireplace. But without a television most of the time the room looks just like this.
Without the Christmas tree.
And without anyone ever sitting in those chairs.
A whole room that we use twice a year for parties and when I’m in the middle of a really good book and need a quiet place to read.
So this room is switching places with the family room (the room in picture number one).
I’ve moved the television in here right over there by the snowflake where the birdcage and the lamp are right now to move the population up to the front room where it’s warm and there’s more space.
And this room where the television was?
This room is where I’m moving the farmhouse table from the kitchen. The space is going to become sort of an extension of the kitchen. I’m filling the bookcases with milk glass and baskets and storing school work supplies in those cabinets.
This is where everyone gathers anyway and now there’s a space to do homework and crafts and still have a place for the family to eat dinner. The floor plan will make a little more sense now. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there’s a pass-through that is located between the kitchen and the family room.
Here’s a better view of the wall between the two spaces.
This is the view from the family room into the kitchen.
The transom opening and doorway separates the two rooms.
And the space in the kitchen where the table was?
That’s going to be more of a keeping room. I’m moving two of the chairs and the ottoman into this space to create a hang-out space while I’m cooking. That’s a desk to the left where I pay bills and write notes and sign permission slips and write blog posts.
You know…..all the important things.
Does this even make sense? I know it’s confusing. I know you need pictures.
I’m on it and I’ll post a few next week.
And while I’m changing everything up, I”m changing all the light bulbs, too.
When CREE contacted me to partner with them and talk about my experiences with light bulbs, I was a little skeptical. So I asked them to send me the bulbs so I could try them out before I said yes.
I mean….light in a room….the right light is a serious thing.
And when they sent me the bulbs and I tried them out in the room and saw the difference….
….I sent them a thank you note.
I thanked them for the brilliant clear light.
I thanked them for the way the lightbulbs made the rooms feel warm and welcoming.
I thanked them that I would only have to change a light bulb once in a blue moon.
And my electric bill thanked them for only using 6 watts and saving all those dollars for a rainy day. 🙂
PS You can purchase CREE bulbs at your local Home Depo.
PPS I’m posting pictures from the big change-up soon. 🙂
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