furniture shuffle (again)
It always begins with cleaning. When we got back from our Saturday brunch, we started cleaning and the next thing I knew, I was lugging my little desk up the stage stairs while Daniel (bless him!) was cleaning baseboards in the bedroom. Neither of us really liked the desk where we first put it (see here). And I haven’t liked the piano against the chalkboard since we moved it earlier this summer (see Phase III here). Today, I was suddenly inspired with what we both think might be the solution to the awkward piano placement problem:
But the furniture moving didn’t stop there. Daniel wasn’t thrilled with the placement of his desk, either (see Phase I and Phase III here). Nor have I liked Daniel’s standing desk on the same wall as the bed (also in Phase III). So we replaced Daniel’s computer desk with the standing desk:
Daniel’s computer desk now occupies the landing/office area at the top of the stage steps, where the patio furniture once was. (The patio furniture is now in storage in my grandmother’s garage. I never liked it inside, and it was not an ideal desk for me.) We think this will be much better in terms of lighting and general feng shui.
I guess this constitutes Phase IV of furniture placement in our condo, and we’ve only been here 14 months. Just as a writer’s work is never finished and a revision can breathe new life into old work, furniture arrangements are never final and a move can bring balance and satisfaction. Most of the time, when I find myself frustrated with a piece of furniture and wanting to buy something new, I really just need to move that piece.
But there was another motive behind this furniture rearrangement. We desperately need another chest of drawers. We have somehow managed to share one modest-sized chest of drawers (seen here), stuffing workout and off-season clothes into boxes and shelves. But with so little closet space, the chest of drawers is overworked, to say the least. We’ve been (so far unsuccessfully) monitoring antique stores and Craigslist for a chest of drawers to put in this space:
I think a trip to New Orleans is in order.
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