For over a year, hubby and I have been toying with the idea of selling our house. I thought we were going to put it on the market this March, but now I have cold feet. And now I’m wondering what we could do with our existing home to make us stay … like the “Love It or List It Show” on HGTV. These thoughts and emotions got me to thinking this weekend and inspired me to create a new farmhouse sitting room.
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I recently scored these adorable script chairs. I decided they needed their own room, something cozy and conducive to curling up with a good novel. The room below used to be my dining room.
We use the dining room just a few times a year. Although the sides of the table lift up to seat more people, it’s quite cozy squeezing 10 to 12 people in this space for a holiday dinner. And our family is only going to keep growing, so this space will no longer work for holiday gatherings.
The dining table now resides in another room (more on that in a future post) and my script chairs find their home here in my new farmhouse sitting room.
I’m leaving the dry sink in this space for now. I’m either going to paint it a new color, or I’ll replace it with something else.
The corner dining hutch stays in this room for now. There’s really no other place to put it. We don’t have a lot of wide corners in our home to accommodate it, due to the placement of doorways and windows.
I spent just a nominal amount of money in this “new” farmhouse sitting room. The curtains are new, but inexpensive. I found them for just under $13 for the two panels. I purchased two sets; the others hang on the living room windows.
The other new item in this space is a little blue vase I found at Cocoon, my favorite store in Geneva.
Also on display in the dry sink is a white iron dish with little birds, perched on a stack of vintage books.
Our dining buffet with its pretty mirror used to be on the opposite side of the room from the window. It joined the dining table in the adjacent room. Hubby had a genius idea for the mirror resting atop the buffet.
He suggested hanging it above the doorway. I love it here; it mimics a transom window and creates architectural interest. We also moved the mantel into the new farmhouse sitting room, but I’ll talk about that later this week.
I always get a little nervous moving furniture around. It’s a lot of work and if you don’t like it, you have to move everything back. Right now I’m happy we made this switch. It’s a much better use of space and solved the problem of a cramped dining room, which I’ll share soon.
Do you ever get nervous moving furniture around your house?