I’ve mentioned my big plan to switch around the floor plan in my home. The painting in the Black Room-to-be-living room will happen in a few weeks (going from black to white… ugh) but until then, there were a few things to do. First, I sold the round marble table on Craigslist. The new living room won’t have the room for something round. I was sad to see it go, but also stoked to have additional moolah in the floor plan switcheroo budget (which I haven’t exactly figured out yet).
Next, the tall table in the kitchen had to go to make room for the faux tulip table currently in the Black Room. Following along here?
Here’s the tall table in the kitchen. This is the view upon entering my house. I’m standing with my back to the front door in the Black Room, looking into the kitchen. Apologies for dog butt – Suge was in the middle of breakfast.
The table is incredibly unstable. Aaron was rough-housing with Suge one day and knocked it out of the plaster wall (despite molly anchors the size of my head) and it was never the same. Check out the L-brackets. Two partially out of the wall, one knocked loose and the other one barely attached. I got tired of telling friends, “Don’t put too much weight on the table! AAHH”
The table top (just a cheap MDF from IKEA) also had these weird bubbles and chip marks all over it. It was gross. I don’t mind things that are cheap if they look nice and high-quality. This just looked cheap and was cheap.
It was fun tearing the table down.
I’ve got four of these lovely, crumbly holes to deal with now. Luckily I have extra wallpaper I can use to patch the holes, but still.
The wallpaper pattern is somewhat forgiving and the four holes aren’t too noticeable. It’ll be even better when they are patched. Can you spot all four? The worst is the one on the left.
Suge was my helper. He was glad to see that table go too, especially because the lower table means better access to food (at least he hopes).
Here’s my new view from inside my front door. I love the smaller table. The kitchen looks much bigger now without the large, tall table. Aaron immediately gravitated towards the new set-up. I found him there reading a book. Before, with the old table, that never would have happened. I’m also currently at said table writing this post. It’s one of those “aahhhhhhhh” feelings. And yes, I get this jazzed up over moving tables.
I switched out the books in the white tray to better fit its new kitchen residence. I added a yellow Amy Sedaris book to match the chairs with the everybody’s-got-it green Domino book to balance out the warm tones.
Biggie jumped up (bad dog) to check out the new arrangement. This isn’t acceptable Biggie behavior but he looked cute so I let it happen. My finishing touch was the sparkly branches (Home Goods, $7) in the white vase (Michael’s, $4) for the holidays.
Next up for the floor plan switch – PAINTING!
Anyone else feel insanely happy after a room switch or furniture rearrangement? I love that feeling and am going to enjoy it while it lasts. I used to switch around my bedroom constantly as a kid. Anyone else do that? Fun times.
p/s: The stools from the kitchen are now in the basement, bringing the basement chair total to a whopping 13 chairs. IKEA Snuffer, now open.
p/p/s: The tall kitchen table was also moved to the basement and will act as a crafting/wrapping station once I buy two more legs.