11 hours ago
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Empty Space (Suggestions Needed)
Now you see it.
(PS. Travis is pretty much the nicest guy you'll ever meet. And handsome. I'm just saying, girls.)
Now you don't.
This may seem cruel to you if you don't have children, but if you do have small ones, I bet you understand. My kids played with that kitchen set exactly 2.3 times in the last couple of years. It takes up a fair amount of space, and they used the area behind the leather chair and around the play kitchen to stash toys and play plastic food that they didn't feel like putting away.
It was the bane of my existence, and a constant source of complaining from T, who mistakenly believes that the living room is his "man cave" (that is for another post, entirely). So I took a chance and cleaned the piece off, attached all the extra accessories, and stashed it in the back of the Swagger Wagon. It felt so good to clear some of the toy clutter out.
I'd love some suggestions on what to do with that empty space. When you live in a small 1970s Colonial, storage space is minimal, at best. I thought about maybe a small storage piece because I want something that will serve a purpose and not just clutter the area up. No extra side tables for the sake of having a table there or anything like that...
The umbrella stand needs to be spray painted, and lack of funds require that I keep the current shades and window treatments. But it's nice to dream, right?
What do you think? Have you gotten rid of anything lately that freed up some room in your house?
For now, I am just enjoying the empty space....