My favorite time of year to refresh and dance to the Furniture Shuffle
is right after the Christmas decorations are stored away.
I mentioned that to my hubby, and he looked at me as if I had two heads.
After Christmas? …. No, it’s that way all year long!
He’s right. But January is always a great time to look at things differently.
~ ~ ~ FROM NESTING TO STACKING, A DINING ROOM REFRESH ~ ~ ~ ~
There was a tea table in the bay window area
and like most things that I place there,
the sun can wreak havoc on it.
Not wanting to let that happen to the beautiful wood of the tea table,
it was relocated.
Prior to the tea table, I had a vintage pie crust table in the bay window
between the two dining chairs.
However, I gave that table a makeover. I felt that I had so much “wood”
in the dining room and it could use a painted piece.
The top of the table had some burn marks
that I always disguised by placing items on those marks.
So painting it was not a hard decision to make and ruin the integrity of the piece.
The Christmas wreath in the bay window
was replaced by two preserved boxwood wreaths.
I referenced “from nesting to stacking” in the title of this post.
Well, that did happen.
I returned the tea table to the Great Room
next to the sofa where the Venetian nesting tables were.
So what do you do when you are trying to find a new spot
for a displaced item. You walk around with it, if you can.
I had a dark walnut narrow table in this spot and
in trying to obtain different finishes in this room,
I thought, hmmm…a little bit of gold in this room would be fun.
But the scale of the tables were off . . . too low.
So how do you solve that problem? …. you stack them for height!
It may be a little unconventional, but it works for me
for that added height.
I have an idea for another room to place these nesting tables in,
however, it would take me a bit more shuffling around.
So I shall save that project for another day.
The dining room has great natural light and during the winter,
many plants land in that room until they can be brought out again in the Spring.
I would love to have a little greenhouse to house all my plants during the Winter.
Maybe one day.
I wish you a most beautiful day!