As a kid musical chairs was not my idea of fun, it was way too intense for me. The taunting music, the waiting anxiously to fight for a spot to sit, the look of terror in my competitor’s eyes….ohhh the sheer agony of it all. Then the music would stop and panic would set in as I frantically looked for a place to sit, ugh not my jam at all! I like the games where everyone wins and there is no traumatic ending plus the most you would win was a lollipop or a balloon. Come to think of it, it truly is a cruel joke. Add a laughing clown in there and it would be my idea of hell! As an adult though I love me some musical chairs….
My adult version of musical chairs involves way less stress, I can take my time and the music playing doesn’t stop unless it’s time to flip the record over. This version allows me to take a room and re-energize it by simply moving around the furniture. It really is that simple, as long as you have a partner in crime to help you with the heavy stuff. To make things clear, I’m not talking about break and entering, I’m talking about moving things around within your own home…stay out of your neighbours house even if their couch is nicer than yours! This first re-design project is free of cost and only takes a little lifting and vision. I decided to give a visual of exactly how effective this can be.
Here are a few pictures of my craft/spare room;
The above is the view from the door way, when you turn to the left this is what you see next;
And next to this;
This is basically the lay out of the room and has been for almost a year now. The thing that has always bothered me about the layout is that the bed covers part of the large window along the wall which then takes away from the natural lighting. I decided that I could re-energize this room simply by changing things around. It’s really amazing how you can take what you have and create a new fresh feeling within.
Here is the new layout of the room, I present to you project #1 of re-designing on a dime;
The above is now the view from the doorway and to the left;
And to the right;
This is my happy place and as you can see from the pictures above the new layout allows more of that beautiful natural light to come shinning through.
I hope this visual has motivated you to start visualizing all the new within your homes. The things you have are the things you once longed for so instead of going out and spending money to replace the old why not just play a little musical chairs. This project also gives a great start to some spring cleaning. By the time the flowers start blooming you will be one step ahead and ready to soak in the freshness it brings.
*Stay tuned for next weeks redesign series, hint: it involves a little green. Don’t forget to follow along (link along the side)*