Thursday, January 15, 2009

When Liv doesn't work...

the house gets rearranged. Bless my husband for smiling and helping me, instead of questioning. I stayed at home today for a few reasons. 1) I worked last Sunday and will work again this Sunday so I have some comp time to burn up, 2) Lily Mae caught a mouse last night just as we were going to bed, and thought she was being good by bringing it to us. Alive. Not fun. She grabbed it again and tangled with it a few more times but we were unable to snatch it away from her or even find it for that matter. We both woke up several times in the middle of the night thinking we saw the mouse on our pillows. Not the most restful sleep we've had... and 3) I was just itching to get some house projects done so I did.

First was my sewing room/guest room/Lily Mae's room. I've been waiting for something cool to come along that would go over the bed, and I found it. Sew for Victory! It's a World War II poster encouraging women to sew to help the war effort. It was one of many iconic images designed to promote the arts, public welfare, and patriotism during the war. This one is a reproduction, but they were made in 1941. I love it.

I also moved my vintage metal cabinet so it's next to the bed, and the big orange metal bookcase is now by the closet. Much better proportions I think.


Then I just moved some artwork around in our bedroom. It drives me a little crazy that the windows aren't symmetrically placed relative to the bed. I know my mom would feel the same way, so I don't feel lame saying that. Maybe on my next day off I'll move the bed to the other wall...


Next up, the pantry/laundry room...