Well we have been sleeping at Preservation Acres for about three weeks now, and we are at last – slowly still- beginning to settle in.
So many of our things are still in storage BUT we have begun to make this house feel like more than a construction zone and more like a home each day.
This weekend, inbetween laundry and finishing our floors (hurrah!) I decided that our living area needed some seasonal color to make things a little cozier. So I grabbed whatever I could find in the piles of half-unpacked stuff in the basement- a card from an Etsy shipment, a vintage creamer, a french dictionary, a ball of yarn – threw in some homegrown goodness from the yard – leaves, pinecones, chestnut and jumble it all up to create a bit of homespun happy on our new “entertainment unit.”
We needed a new something or another to put the tv on in this room since we are using the dresser we used in our old house, as an actual dresser again.
I had seen this fold out work bench at Home Depot for what I thought was a really great price, and since I had a 10% off coupon I figured why not try it?
I think that technically this piece may be a little big for the space, but after 24 hrs of fretting about it, I decided I didn’t really care.
I love it. Awkward size and unpainted finish and all.
You know me. I have a soft spot for the odd and slightly out-of-place.
So the workbench-turned-entertainment-center stays.
The design divas can just deal.
(As if there are any design divas reading my blog! Ha!)
In addition to all the bits and pieces on there, I also hung up Hank the Deer, my Abide banner, and finished the whole thing off with my latest bestest thrift store find, a log lamp.
I have some additional plans for the log lamp – including painting the tacky brass base – and for camouflaging the TV wires, and everything but the tv and workbench will probably change reguarly – as I don’t have a mantle any more, I have a feeling this will be my “experimenting” area.
But for now it all works, and I am loving feeling a little bit more settled.
Besides I am not sweating the small stuff like wires and unpainted brass too much these days.
I have bigger fish to fry.
Like getting the doors back on the bedrooms, and putting in all the baseboard’s so we can move the rest of the furniture in.
Oh, and building a kitchen.
There is also that.
Happy Monday Friends!