With the long dark days upon us (not to mention cold), I changed around all of our living spaces yesterday.
Of course, there were probably more important things that could have taken precedence but when I set my mind on something I am usually full steam ahead for better or worse.
Our house is very rustic (some people have even suggested that we may want to tear it down and
build new - not that that is even an option for our budget.)
We like it, though, and are not caught up in making everything new and improved when for the most part it works just fine as it is. Yes, there are some things that will need to be done such as resurfacing the very splintery wood floors and replacing some terribly inefficient windows.
I do find it fun, though, to change things up from time to time.
Our main living area is very open but is made up of four areas - the entry, kitchen, dining, and living.
The living area became the dining area so that we could now get cozy by the woodstove and watch our Little House on the Prairie episodes from netflix.
The dining area is now by the windows to keep it lighter for projects.
Even though I think we have very little "stuff", I find myself overwhelmed with what little we do have when I go through this process. Makes me rethink what is important and what isn't. I have even started to consider utilizing netbooks/readers to help minimize all of the paper as books and magazines are what we seem to have the most of.
I like observing how everyone in the family is utilizing our new spaces and being creative with newly found toys and books.