I am still doing Challenge A but as I need to find my ratchet wrenches and this week is bulk pickup, I am also starting Challenge B which is reorganizing the house starting with the Livingroom. (Sorry, Rie but I promise I will get to the Diningroom soon).
First thing is I need to get the loveseat out as the city is doing bulk pick up this week. The cats have done a number on the back using it as a scratching post. We have had it for decades and mom liked it because it was comfy. I have another loveseat, black leather which is quite nice. I will move it in the livingroom but will probably need help with that.
Ok, I am not strong and I live alone. My brother’s family lives on the other side of town so moving furniture is a little tricky. Luckily since it’s going to the dump, I don’t have to worry if I damage it during moving.
The front door was a little tricky. I went out first. Then used the carpet to pull it towards me, then shoved it a little to the side to tilt it, then pulled and out it popped. I scooted it down the sidewalk by pushing it.
The driveway was easy since it’s tilted. I used gravity and pushed it to get it rolling. It rolled down the driveway and a little scoot to the side and we are done.
So now that the livingroom floor has more space, I have enough space to put together an Ikea bookshelf I bought a year ago. So that is the next project. I am putting it into the hallway initially so that I have something to put things into while I move things around. Oh and I’d like to paint the bookshelves in the living room — mom and dad liked dark brown but I really don’t. The walls needs to remain a bright white since we don’t get much light. White bounces the light so it helps a lot to light up the room. But the dark brown on the white doesn’t work–too contrasty. I was thinking of either painting those shelves a sage green or taking them out of the living room.
But we also have a good entertainment center that I’d like to move into the livingroom. That’s also dark brown. I don’t want to paint that entertainment center since it’s nice. So maybe I should paint the one wall? to make it less contrasty? And leave the other walls white. Maybe a warm cream or a light tobacco? What do you think? Feel free to weigh in.