The Library Table That Is...a Ballard's Exclusive ;}
Boy I sure wish all of this downsizing was as easy as waving a magic wand...but it's not.
What can I say...other than "the idea of it" was better than the reality! Mainly because it always became a catch-all for everything as we came in the door. The longer we live here and realize that we need less and less, the easier it is to get rid of stuff! Like the little red plant stand that use to sit in this corner by the front door...it has been given away. And now, this corner holds my scrapbooking bookcase...much better use of space.
Then last week when we received our new recliners and we discovered that we needed more floor space...because they fully recline...ahhhhh!
If you look closely in the above photo, you can see the round table poking into the corner of the photo...plenty of room when the recliners are closed...but it got real tight when DH was reclining and I needed to go out in the kitchen and make my popcorn at night ;}
So now I'm gonna show you what the room looks like with the table all gone...
WOW...I know...it's really bright here at the Love Shack! Those three black baskets use to sit underneath the table and it was always a pain to pull them out and to try to remember what I had stashed in them...they do need a new paint job now! AND now there is also room for my trampoline to come out of the closet...maybe if it's out here...I'll actually use it...yeah right!
Here's a better shot of the floor space for those of you who are visually challenged...like moi...
And here is an aerial shot from before...just in case your forgot...or you're a newbie.
Finally...one more view...so now you can see what a difference it has made with my smaller desk.
So again, it was hard to part with this table because emotionally I was attached to the idea of...first having an intimate dining table with my original Ethan Allen wing chairs...and then, the romance of a formal Library Table. We won't even get into the guilt of how much was spent on this ensemble...so to make myself feel better about the whole thing...I stored the glass top and the fabric skirt because it fits on my patio table should the occasion arise! Then the actual knock-down, round pressboard table was put into storage until my big purge in OCTOBER ;}
IN THE MEANTIME...DH has started calling me Goldilocks...hmmm
Can't imagine why...can you?