All the furniture is here now. I wish it looked as unified as the photo above, but it does not. I'm looking around and trying to decide what on earth to do with what I brought. Even though I've already pared down, it looks to me like there's no other choice but to pare down even further.
The potting bench I showed the other day with the rooster fountain may have to go outside. However there is no electrical outlet for me to plug the fountain into out there.
Decisions, decisions. So while I'm trying to figure it all out, I went to BHG.com and decided to look at some of their small space solutions and see if it would spark some ideas for me.
I have certainly considered nesting tables. They solve a big problem. But at the moment I don't have them. And I can't bring one more stick of furniture into this place!
I love the green paint on the walls here, but the walls here are white. I had no idea how different my furniture was going to look against bright white walls. There may be some painting of furniture in my near future.
My kitchen is very small, and not laid out as nicely as the one above. I'm working on taking the doors off the upper cabinets, but don't know what I'll be able to do after that. That always seems to open up a space though.
The insides of the cabinets are stained. Electrical outlet positioning is giving me some trouble on the counters.
There is no pantry and no linen closet. So that means little storage space.
And on top of that I was told I'd get new appliances. I did not. I got a smallish white refrigerator, a beige stove, a white vent hood, and a darker beige dishwasher. Going to have to figure out how to deal with that ridiculous combination.
My bedroom is also serving as my office. My first inclination was to make the small dining space my office, but then I had nowhere to eat. I can tell you it's pretty cramped in there right now. It's cramped everywhere right now.
I thought I'd have things figured out quickly. I was wrong. I'm going to have to put on my thinking cap and see how to get things arranged without this place looking like a storage facility.
Today we brought in my round coffee table. And it just doesn't look right. But I'm going to keep it and figure something out.
I did not bring my couch and recliner. Instead I opted to purchase a sofa/chaise. This way I can sit comfortably with my ankle up on the chaise, and the dogs have plenty of room to be next to me. I figured for $599, and getting a big matching ottoman free, it would serve my needs better.
However when I have the ottoman in the living room, there is just too much black. So I now have it at the end of my bed.
The good news is that when you put the ottoman up to meet the couch, it becomes a double bed for visitors. You have to consider furniture that meets more than one need in such a small space.
Oh my, I've got a lot of things to think about to come up with an arrangement I can be happy with!