Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Big Switcheroo

This idea has been in the works for a couple of weeks... It all started when I attended a friend's neighbor's Southern Living at Home Party. After the presentation, while we were all standing around the kitchen gabbing and eating hors d'oeuvres and sweets, the topic of conversation became centered around something about the north side of the house. Then I saw it. They had done a switcheroo. As is common in many dining rooms in homes around here, their dining room was tiny. In fact, as I found out, they had to turn their table diagonally when they had family over and all the leaves in. Plus the people seated in the corner had to crawl under the table to get out if they needed to. Coincidentally, the living room was HUGE and NEVER got any use. The same is true of our house with the room sizes. However we do sit in our living room frequently. So back to the party... this person decided it would make sense to change the dining and living rooms. After the furniture was switched (the husband agreed to this only because they had to move their furniture out anyway to have new flooring installed), the husband was on board and they completed the switch. This basically meant getting a light socket in place in the new dining room, switching the chandelier and getting a small light fixture for the new "sitting room."

Well after much consideration, this seemed to be a perfect idea for us too. So we have moved the majority of the furniture. We will wait to swap the china cabinet and the bookshelf for a few days. The light fixture move will be the last venture. Well maybe not the LAST. We found several stains on each carpet and have been talking about getting wood floors for a while. I think we have a good excuse...

Due to the smaller size of our new "living room", I think we should now call it the "parlor." It is so cozy and warm. I'll post pics soon.

1 ripples:

Sarah and Jack said...

Heh, I love playing "trading spaces." I have a bit of the itch lately myself, but where to begin?

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