Remember the game musical chairs? A game that always made me a nervous wreck.
Musical Tables is a spin off of Musical Furniture. A game we’ve played here at our house over the past 8 years as our two adult daughters have moved out…and then moved back in…and then out again.
The moving went something like this…
Courtney moved into the dorm (leaving 3 kids at home), then she moved back home (4 kids at home), then into a rent house (3 kids at home), then we moved her to another rent house.
Kaleigh moved into an apartment (2 kids at home), Courtney moved back home (3 kids at home), Kaleigh moved back home (4 kids at home), Courtney moved to California (3 kids at home), Kaleigh moved into an apartment (2 kids at home), then to a rent house, then moved back home (3 kids at home), Garrison moved into the dorm (2 kids at home).
To Be Continued…
With each of these moves furniture was acquired…furniture was exchanged…furniture came home and took over my garage, my attic and the kid’s bedrooms.
In the photo at the top of this post you can see the kitchen table we’ve had for years. This is where I usually sit and work on the blog. If I sit in the chair facing the living room I have a direct view of whatever my husband happens to be watching on TV. (I say what he’s watching because I rarely get control of the remote.)
While I did have a lovely view of any number of sporting events, using the kitchen table as a desk was impractical and I could never make the laptop work as a centerpiece.
Enter Kitchen Table #2
When Kaleigh decided she no longer needed the pedestal table and painted chairs (a hand-me-down from my in-laws) I jumped at the chance to create a new work space for myself.
The old kitchen table? Is now my new desk!
This room, which we oh-so-cleverly dubbed the computer room, sits on the other side of the kitchen. This has been Scott and Garrison’s domain full of guitars, video games and other manly pursuits.
It all happened so fast, that day of musical tables, there are no before pictures. Just during pictures, when I yelled WAIT! I need pics! But the black armoire you see in the next photo once stood where the “desk” is now.
The desk came in, existing furniture moved around the room and the big brown faux leather chair was relocated upstairs.
Besides the furniture I moved 1 picture.
The b&w photo of the old Corona Speedway fit perfectly between Scott’s artwork of his famous musicians.
So this is where I sit when I blog. Where I’m sitting right now.
It’s still a guy’s room but it’s close to the kitchen…without being in the kitchen…close to the laundry room…and I can still hear whatever Scott’s watching in the next room in time to run over and see what’s happening. 🙂
And the pedestal table, with it’s mix & match chairs, is doing an admirable job as the new/old kitchen table. Until Kaleigh decides she wants it after all.