Sometimes seeing something day-in and day-out causes us to not really notice it at all. That is what happened in the corner of the living room where my computer is. Responding to a prompt to post about "Where You blog" gave me opportunity to take a closer look at this oft occupied location. My place was... sad. What to do? Scan the house for inspiration and the possibility of relocating a piece or two of furniture!
|Here is what I came up with.|
Scanning the house, I spied this sofa table that functioned only as a place to drop off books, mail and an occasional camera flash or lens. It sits a bit high and hasn't much top surface but it just might work.
Ugh! Spaghetti wires! (and dust). John set about de-tangling and did a great job by tacking a couple of wires to the surbase and neatly arranging the others.
I had the lace panel from the old desk and used a tension rod to attach it to the underside of the new table to further hide an outlet and the few wires that remained. Since it is a close color match to the wall, it is barely noticeable.
My only purchase was this painting I found at Home Goods. I had a $40.00 gift card and the painting was $29.00! It is on a deep-set canvas and could be hung without a frame. I remembered a frame that held another painting I have had for years. Because that painting just does not currently work in any place in my home, it has been stored under one of the beds. But the frame added size and character to my new painting. Ages ago I painted the original gold frame a bright white. Time must have yellowed it because it works in this creamy room.
The printer had to go on the table top but I tried to make it less intrusive with a few accents.
A lamp we bought in Lancaster, PA back in the early 80's.
A nice wooden file box retrieved from another room because there will always be paper and books here.
I moved this plant stand from across the room to fill the void left from the sofa table. Pothos does not require much light so it should continue to do well.
Raider seems content with the spruce-up!
Linking to Metamorphosis Monday