Thursday, November 21, 2013


This time of the year, I'm usually ready to do some DEEP cleaning before pulling the Christmas stuff out of the closet.  So, this week it has been time to tackle the computer room.  Deep cleaning also usually involves change around here.  I mean if you're going to take all of the books out of the bookcase to clean, you might as well move the bookcases and other furniture around.  Right?
Carolyn at Aiken House & Gardens quoted her Mother this week - "A change is as good as a rest."  I agree - not only does change refresh a room, I seem to come away refreshed as well - just like taking a good occasional nap!
We hadn't changed the furniture layout in this room for five years.  Previously, we had the bookcases split up on two different walls.  We now have lined them up all on one wall - it seems to make the room feel larger.  That's a good thing, as I intend to put a Christmas tree in this room this year (another change).
 These aren't beautiful bookcases to be styled -- they are workhorses designed to hold -- well, books!
In moving furniture around, I then had to work on the small gallery wall in here.  I added prints that we had picked up in England, France, and Germany to go with prints of our Rocky Mountains, specifically antique prints of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park owned by our little town.  Now all of my favorite places are grouped together.
It is cloudy out today -- snowy and cold, but I'm refreshed and ready to tackle cleaning another room.

I'll be joining the following:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Creatively Living for Monday Funday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The Heart of your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays At Our Home
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House


Sue said...

I love to move around furniture...I used to do it all the time at the old house...the house is probably three times as big and there is no where to move's all open and where the furniture is placed is pretty much the only place it fits and looks right....Can't wait to see your Christmas house...I know you'll have lot's of plaid pillows and stuff around....You and Bob have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marilyn said...

Looks great! I don't move things very often, but am going to paint my bedroom and want to move out the armoire to another bedroom. But I must first decide where a desk is going--OUT to someone, anyone, anywhere. Nothing is ever easy here--I really need that red Dodge pickup I've been dreaming about for several years. I was thankful this morning that I didn't have to get out and go to school! Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.♥♫

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am planning on doing that next week-right after Thanksgiving-in a couple of rooms. I like a bit of change and there are a couple of rooms that I really can't change much because of the floor plan...bu it is fun to dress it up a bit even with minor changes. I have BOOK cases for REAL books, too! xo Diana

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, I like to move the furniture around, too! It makes everything fresh and new. I need to make some room for extra tables for Thanksgiving! I love the way you put all the pictures together. It looks really pretty! Have a fun Thanksgiving and enjoy!

Chatelaine said...

I admire you getting so much accomplished. Those were big bookcases to tackle!

Love the prints on the wall. They look good as a grouping.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

I, too, love to move things around when I deep-clean. I think even "book-holding" bookshelves look very decorative.