When I moved into Buttermilk Cottage,
seven years ago (it's true that time flies
when you're having fun),
I was totally enamored with the house.
Although I still love the house,
I'm afraid it's become a little stale to me.
Time for a little tweaking.
I discovered by just turning a couple of pieces of
furniture on an angle,
everything became a little unexpected,
a little fresher.
My living room is a long, narrow room.
Therefore, I've created two seating areas.
This is my "den" area.
This is where I sit to watch TV, knit, read, etc.
I've angled the couch just a bit
and look how more open the room looks!
Why stop with the living room?
This is how the dining room looked,
My dining room is not large.
Previously I couldn't keep the two chairs at each end.
Just by angling the table a bit, I now can!
This table has a slide out leaf at each end.
I can even use them and have enough
space to seat eight at the table.
This arrangement also echos
the new angled grouping in the living room.
These were extremely small changes,
but I can't begin to tell you how much
they've improved my attitude toward the house!
But, that's not to say I'm done.
I'm itching to do some redecorating.
The first item on the list is getting
the brown couch reupholstered.
I think I've found the fabric I want and
am in the process of finding
the person to do the work for me.
More to come about all that later.
But, in the meantime...
change is good!