One morning a few weeks ago, I woke up at 4 a.m.
That is not normal, by the way. I am the furthest thing from a morning person. I usually try to get up a little before Henry so I can actually shower before going to work. (Novel idea.) But, 4 a.m. is not a time I often see intentionally.
But on this day, my mind was racing. For some reason, I kept thinking about how I should move the vintage sewing machine table into the living room. At 4 a.m. on a Tuesday.
So, I actually got my hiney out of bed and moved furniture around. It’s sort of amazing what I can finish before work if I get up at 4 a.m.
By the way. Hasn’t happened since.
All this is build up for a simple living room adjustment that is just plain better. The vintage sewing machine and table is something we found on Craigslist several years ago. I don’t know why I never thought of it, but it fits perfectly next to the sofa in the living room and the iron details camouflage all the cords that hide behind it. (Those cords are a necessity for the laptops and guitar, but are also the bane of my existence.)
This actually fills the space out a lot better than the small end table that was there before. (The small end table moved to the other end of the sofa and now holds part of Henry’s book collection.)
Making this small change also gave me an opportunity to try out new lighting. I had to nix to the IKEA lamp in this space because it was more of a task light. We never used it because it just pointed light right into our eyes – not ideal for relaxing on the couch. We needed something that was more general lighting, so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to try out a lamp from Lamps.com. I chose the Natural Cork HGTV lamp and am thrilled with the texture and light it brings to the space.
I took the opportunity to pull out a few of my favorite seasonal items – a ceramic white owl, a pitcher with faux pussy willows and a twiggy pumpkin. It’s not much, but it feels more like fall, now. (The basket it where we store my laptop and other uglies that need to be around.)
What do you think?
Disclosure: I was provided with a lamp from Lamps.com at no charge. But, all opinions, as always, (and much to the dismay of many who know me), are all my own.