If you're looking for a room reveal, you've come to the wrong blog, sister.
This post is about this poor room.
It's having an identity crisis.
It doesn't know if it's a Music Room, Dining Room, or Office.
It hasn't figured out how we use it yet.
Do we eat here?
But we want to have Sunday dinners (or any day, really)
and we see lots of folks seated around the table.
Do we play music here?
More than anything else, so far.
When Miss S (our older daughter, classical pianist) plays for us
between classes and working
and when we crank up the new old record player.
Do we work here?
I have set up my laptop on the table and am calling this my future office.
(I also sewed a button on my daughter's khaki pants here today.)
I will be working on selling the pile of things to left of the piano,
things that we brought along with us during the move thinking we may use
or need them (we don't) on eBay.
I've started covering the blood red walls with
Sherwin Williams Silvermist, and it's a magical color that
looks gray in the morning and evening and blue in the afternoon.
It's quite calming and a perfect color for the room-in-the-middle-of-the-house.
There's a pile under the light switch of other things I'm listing on Craigslist.
We've decided that this room needs to serve all three purposes:
Figuring that out has become quite a challenge.
But we're aiming for something like this.
And a little of this.
And if the room is confused now,
it will really be befuddled by the time we're done!
In the meantime, I will continue to work to make this house our home,
to make spaces in it where we can dream and sing and dance,
to create a haven for those who need a respite within its walls
whether friend or foe,
to daily remember that this home is not ours, but belongs to the Lord.
And with those things in mind,
we'll make a million tiny decisions so we can glorify God with our belongings.