Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Keeping Our Toesies Warm for this Extended Winter

Guys, I have no idea what I'm doing.

As in, I'm doing a thousand different things around the house lately. My current "project" changes from day-to-day and hour-to-hour.

On my list of projects at any given moment:
I guess today's update falls into the "Boone's New Room" category, but this one is entirely for his humans' benefit. I explained in this post how we need to do several things before moving him out of his kennel, including re-homing our coats and having anything to fill the empty area he'll leave behind.

Since we moved in, Boone and all his stuff has occupied the area across from our kitchen. In case you haven't noticed, Boo is a big boy and comes without a lot of big stuff: XL kennel, bed made from a queen size duvet, elevated feeder, and his very own toy box.

Coming from a one bedroom apartment, we don't have furniture to fill this space (...yet ...muahahaha!), so the Boone Residency was no big deal. All along, the area across from our kitchen island has been a bit of a sore spot, feeling cold, desolate, and under-utilized (not to mention sloppy; Boonebaby doesn't clean up after himself). But now that we've been here for a few months, we're starting to fill-in those less critical rooms.

Depending on who you ask, this room has different future purposes. I say it's a sitting room where I can read, drink coffee, and watch my boys play fetch in the yard from the comfort of the great indoors. Pat says it's a great place for a pool table (yeah right, that'd be the first thing you see when you walk in the front door). Standard Pacific seems to think it's a ideal spot for a breakfast nook. Real original, StanPac. Real original.

Any way you approach it, we're making progress. 

We bought a rug.

Yes, it's the same rug we have in our living room. Since the rooms are adjoining and I already have a contrasting runner in the kitchen, I decided to keep it streamlined and simple. Plus we looooove our living room rug. It is neutral but not boring. It feels great underfoot. It doesn't show any of our pets' hair. Five stars.

We haven't changed anything else, but that alone changes everything. Now we can't see as many Boonebleweeds. It doesn't look like we forgot about that corner of the house. And then, I did a mock-up of my sitting area. Those are just our dining chairs and the table is an old Ikea castoff. But I think it's doing a great job pleading my case.

 In case anyone is wondering, this is the chair (x2) I have my heart set on:

Sitting area - 1, pool table - 0.


  1. 1, Pool table goes in the dining room.
    2, Dining table goes in the breakfast nook.
    3, Boone's XL kennel fits perfectly under the pool table.
    4, You can keep coats in your coat closet.
    5, Leave the blinds open to the poolroom and you've completed step 1 on curb appeal.

    1. My dad's next blog, "the Man Plan: a Man's Man's Guide to Decorating," coming soon to any internet near you.