October 4, 2009

Home 'Improvement'

When Lloyd got booted out of his classroom relocated in August, he had no place for his many, many classroom plants, so he brought them home. In the past, they were only here for the summer months, so finding a place for them was not an issue. This year, though, he put them in our entryway, which isn’t the best spot. We never notice them, so they never get any water. Plus, its on the north side of the house in an unheated enclosed porch, so it would be a slow, dark, cold death for those poor things this winter.

So, a little shuffle-shuffle sweep-sweep later, our living room looks different! I never retrieved my camera from school, though, so you have to suffer through taken-from-across-the-room-with-the-webcam photos.

Oh, sofa, you've served me well.

The first shuffle-shuffle:
Heh heh. It's an illooosion!

Note the ‘table’ that was behind the sofa. It’s an ironing board and that blue bedsheet is impregnated with years and years of dust. This is also when the majority of ‘sweep-sweep’ happened, along with some ‘GAH! What-the-heck-is-THAT?’ discoveries.
Not a good look when exposed.

Lloyd helped get the plants out of the entryway and spruced ’em up.
Where's Lloydo?

So, there you have it – plants moved to a south-facing window. And what was on the t.v. while I worked? That’s right – Bridezillas. That show is magic for getting things done around here.

Good luck, guys.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Re-do”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It’s a downright jungle in there! Congratulations! Houseplants are supposed to be good at filtering fumes like benzene and formaldehyde out of the air.


  2. Deanne Said on:

    The plants look GREAT by the window like that. Someday I want to have plants by the window, just like Lloyd & Lauren. If the sofa is on the other side of the coffee table, then the chatting-with-friends space is still intact, too. Lovely.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    What a perfect use for the bench from the old table! Love the new look!


  4. Christina Said on:

    So can you still get to the door?


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