When I got home from school yesterday I told Steve that I just wanted to spend time at home this weekend.
The hardest part of being back at school and coaching volleyball is that my house is not 'perfect' during the week.
At breakfast, I flipped through a digital copy of Homebound Magazine from Post Road Vintage.
What lovely photos and inspirational ideas.
I decided I would move a few things around and 'spiff up' the living room.
First I moved my sewing machine base from its home next to the sofa to the other side of the room by the chair.
I moved my antique record cabinet from one side of the sofa to the other.
My little red ladder and red pole lamp ended up on the other end of the sofa.
I can't believe the difference in the room by just moving 3 pieces of furniture.
Decorating the glass top sewing machine base proved to be a bit of a challenge.
With the glass top, the tips of the 4 legs always look funny when viewed through the glass.
I always try to cover them up by whatever is on top of the table.
I tried several different vignettes and finally ended up with a look I like.
The red, yellow and blue cabinet was useless to the right of the sofa because I couldn't open the door.
Now, on the left of the sofa, I will be able to use it for storage.
By moving it, I realized I need a new lampshade.
That will have to wait for next weekend.
I'm not totally sure about the height of the little red ladder to the right of the sofa, but I like having the pole lamp for reading.
I guess I will live with it for a few weeks before making any changes.
When JP got home, I asked him what he thought of the changes.
He looked around the room and said, "I don't see anything different."
Steve walked back and forth through the living room multiple times while I was cleaning and moving.
He didn't notice any changes either!
I notice even the tiniest change, but they are clueless.
My last touch before I sat down to read and look around my room was to change my little scrabble tiles.
Steve is now cooking dinner and I am doing just what I said I should do -
enjoying my house.