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I was talking big.
I was changing this room to that room and that room to this room….and so on.
And I did.
The family room became the homework room.
I wanted this space to be an of an extension of the kitchen. I filled the bookcases with milk glass and baskets and stored school work supplies in those cabinets.
Now there was a space to do homework and crafts and still have a place for the family to eat dinner.
And play scrabble. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there’s a pass-through that is located between the kitchen and the family room.
Which leads to this room.
The kitchen (prior to the change-up decorated for fall).
And here it is after the great change-up.
The goal was to create more of a keeping room. I moved in two of my favorite chairs and an ottoman into the room to create a hang-out space while I’m working in the kitchen. There’s a desk to the left where I pay bills and write notes and sign permission slips and write blog posts.
Which leads us to the library in the front which became the television room.
Here’s the library now.
I moved the television in here (you can see it a hint of it tucked into the bookcase on the left). This where we spent 47 of the last 48 hours watching March Madness with coffee and hot chocolate snuggled up next to the fireplace.
And this is the point in the story where you are thinking that the two rooms look remarkably the same. And where did she put those couches from the family room? And what happened to that giant coffee table? And didn’t I see the chairs from the kitchen in the master bedroom last week?
You are brilliant.
And so right.
You see…the whole change-up thing was going amazingly well and then it hit a snag.
When I moved those couches into the new television room with its fireplace and blue curtains and imperfect table it looked so glumpy. The couches didn’t fit and they were the wrong color with the curtains and chairs weren’t the right proportion for the room and the space looked….well…it just looked wrong. But I was determined it was going to work. So we lived with it for 23.25 days until I couldn’t take all the glumpiness any more. And I realized that I would have to get all new furniture to truly make it work and then I remembered that I was on a budget and I had perfectly great furniture that worked in the space I already had and what was I thinking.
And so I moved it all back.
So I wanted to thank Cree because I learned something from the great change-up experiment.
Thank you for the brilliant clear light.
Thank you for the way the light bulbs help me wake up my spaces every morning.
Thank you for the fact that I haven’t changed a bulb since I installed them all months ago (which is a really good thing because I spent all my time changing my rooms around).
And thank you, thank you dear Cree for helping me discover….
…. that I loved what I already had. 🙂
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