Having moved back to a house I've lived in before, it was very tempting to make it easy for myself and just put everything back in the same place. I've got a few new things though and had fun trying to find space for them all. This is the dining room end of my lounge-diner.
The tenants left the house in pretty good condition apart from a very worn carpet, and although it could all do with a lick of paint (white of course) it doesn't look half bad.
The chandelier and the blinds have been there for years. The marble topped table I had hidden away in my studio at the old geezers, and the chairs were the ones that Pandy found me.
My favourite bit is the table and mirror on the right. I had envisaged the table in the corner where the light is, before I moved back (it was in the guest room at the old geezers) but as you can see below, it didn't quite fit !
Though I still tried wedging it in there !
Putting it on the other wall, worked out perfectly. The gilded mirror was a charity shop find, years ago and was also in the guest room before, and the pictures had been in the kitchen. The plant is a fake and had been in my bedroom.
I'm so glad I didn't let my most recent tenants paint the stripped pine doors.
In the corner is my painted bureau that I used to have in the hall of the old geezers house. Luckily it fits into the alcove where the table didn't.
Once I'd removed the large bit of driftwood (one day I'll have inspiration for it, so far I've only come up with hat stand), I started hanging things. The printers block tray never had a home before, but I love it here with a collection of beach finds and other junk, and I can keep adding to it.
It's already had a few additions !
Everything seems to be fitting in here a lot better. Everything has a place, and everywhere I look, everything seems really 'pretty' to me. At the old geezers I just used to close the doors of certain rooms I didn't like.
The only things I miss, are my stencilled walls and the proximity to the beach. I have just moved further north in the same town, and instead of a 10 minute walk to the beach, it's about half an hour's walk now, but I can't complain.
Next time I'll show you the living room end and my new sofa !