The first room I want to change is the family room/dining room. This is the biggest room in my house and one of the main reasons I bought the house. Right now it is our main room. We spend probably 90% of our day in this room, and that is because we play, eat, and watch TV in this room. Here it is:
Believe it or not I actually did straighten up before I took these pictures! It is always a mess though! Anyway, it really is a great room, I just don't think I'm taking advantage of the space. So the first thing I need to do is get all new furniture-couch, chairs, end tables-just because that stuff in there is all old and was given to me when I moved in. Next I want to turn the part of the room that currently has the table and chairs into Bug's play area. Right now her toys are all smashed into the corner of the room.
So if I do that you might be wondering where we'll eat, well I have a living room that can be turned into a dining room. This room is practically unused and pretty much a waste of space.
The only time I'm in this room is right now while I'm typing this, because that is a computer desk off to the right. I think it is big enough to house my table and chairs and hopefully a few other dining room pieces.
So there you have it. Now you all know my plans and if I don't follow through I'll look like the slacker of the year. Hopefully I will post updates as I make progress. I really am hoping to have all this accomplished by this time next year. Feel free to give me encouragement or a good kick in the butt if you see me slacking!
Now I'll just have to learn how to cook a turkey!!