Here's the tour of our living room to-be I promised you last night.
The door to the kitchen is on the far left of this picture. The south facing side of the living room has two big windows. This is mainly of the left one.
Going around the room clockwise, this is the right hand south window and end of the couch on the west stairway wall.
The couch and Papa Pea's current chair so positioned so he can be close to the open fire at night and toast his tootsies. (Note box of old files he's slogging his way through at night.)
Papa Pea's chair again and the north wall of the living room. The wall paneling is photographing strangely. It looks pale and freckled.
Next you can see the wood stove and the storage unit taken out of the old kitchen/living room area. This will go up into hubby's office and we'll build a similar unit with sides that will go from floor to ceiling. It will have a wood box on the left bottom with drawers for storage on the right. The floor to ceiling side on the left will be covered with fire-proof material as will the walls behind the wood stove, probably Z-Brick. The top of the cabinet part of the unit will hold a new, moderately sized flat screen TV for DVD watching and Mama Pea will celebrate when the very old, very large, clunky cabinet, small screen TV leaves the bedroom. Shelves for books will go above the TV. The door to the right leads into the kitchen.
That's the 25¢ tour. Hope you can get some idea of what the room looks like. There's too much furniture squished in there and not of the style I want but it's a place for us to park our buttinskis of a winter evening for right now.
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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