It’s so funny how you can get so adjusted to the layout of a room that you don’t even consider how things could be different. That’s how I was with my office, until someone pointed out to me that the green sewing desk looked kind of dinky in front of the big window. I wasn’t really too worried about it since this room is extremely functional for us and has come a long way from the pile of clutter that it was two years ago, but it did prompt me to start thinking about whether there was a better way.
The truth is that I don’t sew that much, so I really didn’t need my sewing machine to be right there next to my desk. Just as long as it was somewhere convenient enough that would work. And as Jack gets older and more mobile it’s more important to have a space that is functional for him to entertain himself while I work. So moving his little play table (formerly my nightstand) from the cramped spot where it used to reside to this place of honor in front of the window and right next to me was a much better solution. While I was at it, I switched out my black desk chair for a much more comfortable wood and faux-leather chair that I already had.
I’m going to live with it for a few days, but so far I’m a fan. I’m just itching to change the color of the play table but I’m not sure where I want to go with it–suggestions welcome! I’m thinking of adding casters to the desk chair, too. Could be fun. As for the sewing machine, I found the perfect spot for it at the other end of the sofa. That corner has seemed kind of lonely for some time now and this little desk fits right in. There’s not a plug over there, so I’ll have to run an extension cord behind the couch if I decide to keep it, but that’s no biggie. I used some double-sided tape to hang this card on the wall, just for kicks.
These photos are kind of tight and dark since I took them this morning and there are baby toys everywhere, so maybe this week I’ll get around to tidying things up and taking some wider shots. It’s only been a day and I really like to live with decisions for a while before committing, but I’m feeling pretty good about this one. Isn’t it so funny how something as simple as rearranging the furniture can make a big difference in the feel and function of a room? Regardless of where it ends up I will definitely be painting that table–I don’t like the way it looks with our wood floors in its current state. What color should I paint it? Maybe black? A muted, dusty yellow (like this)?