An innocent trip to HomeGoods changed the look of my dining room. I was shopping for a housewarming gift for my daughter, and walked away with an Antiques sign that ended up changing my dining room.
A large wooden Antiques sign jumped out at me from the clearance aisle at HomeGoods. I realized the size was perfect to replace the mirror I had just hung on the wall. It walked out of the store with me.
After hanging it above the board and batten, the thought occurred to me to change the position of the dining table. Months ago, one of my readers suggested doing this but I thought the table would be too long and would interfere with the traffic pattern in the room.
Much to my surprise, rotating the table created more traffic area! My dining table is now parallel to the console table instead of perpendicular. Puddy roused himself from a cat nap to check out all the commotion downstairs. He always sits on that step to assess what’s going on.
As long as I was in the nest-fluffing mood, I made a few changes to the console table.
Remember when I went on a flower-buying binge at Michael’s? I replaced the pink arrangement in this vase with big creamy flowers from that excursion.
A few of my favorite brown vintage bottles came out from winter hibernation. I love them too much to keep them hidden from view for too long. I believe the color brown can be used any time of year, not just during autumn months.
I really hadn’t expected to walk out of the store with something for myself. But this 47-inch Antiques sign was reduced to just $29! Plus I like it better here than the mirror. Now what do I do with the mirror?
Do you have a story of one item being responsible for a room rearrangement?