It started out like any other day. I only planned to remove the heavy oriental rug from underneath the kitchen table. We needed a lighter look for the Dog Days of summer. I moved the table and chairs to the center of my small kitchen, wrestled the rug out and thought, 'look how much more space'.
StagerLinda took over and I began to rearranging. No, I didn't grab a camera. I don't have the forethought of most bloggers. I was in the zone and never stopped to take a breath.
This table and chairs used to be crammed next to the windows. There was barely elbow room for 4 adults to dine.
Ahh...breathing space. Now, I can straighten the table, add leaves, extra chairs and have a small dinner party!
See this China Hutch? It was on a different wall.
I put this bench (from my staging loot) in place of the hutch. Yippee! I've always loved this bench. It's a cozy place for folks to relax and chat with me while I cook. (Sorry I didn't position it perfectly under the pictures.)
Now you see it....
Yep. I placed the hutch IN FRONT OF A CLOSET. Bad stager, bad, bad stager. You nehva-ehva cover a closet if you are selling. (It's probably not a good idea under any circumstances. But it's my house so **raspberry** tongue noise.) It is a tiny-under-the-stairs-sloped-ceiling closet. No big loss.
Now you don't see it....
Ahh...big ole baskets to the rescue. I gained 3 feet by moving the hutch. Even cowboy (eventually) came around.
Happy Friday y'all!