Ignore the shower curtain draped over the utility sink. Sewing the curtain into a skirt to cover my utility sink is on the to-do list. It will probably get done next year. This whole section was the outdoor closet before. The new closet behind the folding doors houses brooms, paint, and the hot water heater. The door on the left leads to the powder room (the one with the beadboard and purple toile wallpaper I showed Friday), which used to be accessible only through the dining room. That was weird. Now, it's handy- especially since I invariably need to dash to the restroom the minute I get home. It's a Pavlovian response.
The TV was something I thought ridiculous that Morgan insisted upon. I am not anti-television, I just want to keep them to one or two rooms of our house (and never, ever in our bedroom). It is the greatest thing ever. I can watch TV and cook! Or iron, or fold clothes! Amazing.
The door on the left is to the kitchen, and straight ahead is the dining room. Here's where you need to ignore the hampers, and bubble waiting to be ironed. Oh, and the picture waiting to be hung.
And the liquor boxes housing Christmas decor. That's more of the butcher block cabinet, and stock cabinets from Home Depot (or Lowe's- I can't remember, honestly). The cabinets are painted Georgian Green by Benjamin Moore- one of my go-to colors.
Okay, I'm off to put away some dishes so I can show the kitchen/family room changes later this week. I also have a bunch of recipes that I will be sharing once I get some get-up and go.