February 24, 2014

Musical Furniture

Did you ever play musical chairs as a child?  Well, I must not have gotten to play enough when I was little because every once in a while I get the urge to move things around.  It hasn't happened in a while but once I get an idea in my head, I just have to try it.

I moved several things around on my own a couple of weeks ago and still wasn't satisfied so when my husband was home last weekend I asked him if he would help me move the china cabinet back into the dining room where it was several years ago.  I just wasn't liking my damask cabinet there anymore and I was out of paint options for it!
see the armoire in the corner where the damask cabinet used to be?

He looked at me like I'd grown two heads, laughed, and said, "No!"  Then he walked away still chuckling!

Well, I didn't say anything but I hadn't given up.

I had hoped to visit a used furniture store today that I just found on Craig's List but when we got up to another snow day I thought that probably wasn't a good idea.  Then it hit me.

My 6'2" tall (and-still-growing) son would be home today.  And I started to smirk while I drank my coffee. When he got up, I told him I needed his help.

This is the china cabinet that I wanted in the dining room.  See its history here.

Well, you know it's a domino affect.  You  move one thing, then you have move another thing to fill that hole and then you have to move something else there and so on.  My son was a sweetheart and pretty soon we had moved everything that I wanted to.
This clock got moved to where the china cabinet used to be.
And the china cabinet is now in the dining room.
And the armoire got moved to the front hall.
And I love the china cabinet here!  Of course, china cabinets belong in the dining room!

But the clock was perfect where it used to be and it looks a little 'small' in the family room and I really don't like the armoire in the front hall.

So you smile and say, "Thanks, Honey!"  knowing in another week or so, they're gonna have to move some things again.

Maybe I'll find the perfect thing at that shop I wanted to visit... 

Have a great day!

Love and blessings!
"An excellent wife, who can find?  She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong. " Proverbs 31

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  1. The china cabinet looks perfect there, but I think the clock has always been really good in the mud room. Sorry, Family Room.

    1. Entry hall? I like it best there, too! Let's go shopping!

  2. I love the china cabinet in the dining room, your home is so pretty. I move things all the time, but I always think it is fun. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me that just started. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/02/205th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty