The house retrospective: Day 7. The Den

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/papa-loves-mambo/

Let’s pick something simpler today.  Let’s see.  How about the Den?  The den is good because it’s a room that essentially nothing has been done to.  Why pick a room like this?  Well, shows I have aspirations for more.  More painting, more floor refinishing, more…whatever.

Anyway, the Den.

The den is on the main floor next to the living room, and across the hallway from the dining room. I imagine when the house was built, it served as a smoking room or a sitting room of some kind. We, ourselves, have installed in this room our bookshelves, and a few pieces of furniture, and ex-feral cat Nicholas.  Nico keeps to this room much of the time, hiding behind and under the couch since Elliot has turned developed a hate-on for him.  How long do cats hold cat-grudges anyway?

Anyway, dysfunctional kitties aside, here is our den.

Here it was when we first took possession of the house, serving as one of six bedrooms in the B&B that was:

Den5 Den4 Den3 Den2

Den1

And here it is after clearing out the “bedroom” and moving in all our stuff:

Den7

Den6

Den8

And here it was after we unpacked

Den11 Den10 Den9

Note in the above photos the boarded up windows.  Here it is after having those windows fixed (they open now too):

Den13

Den12

And finally, here are the blinds we installed:

Den14

That’s it for the den, until we decide to paint and maybe refinish the floors.  It would have been nice to see this room, I think, with the original ceiling, and the hardwood unpainted.  The wood is painted now and there is a drop ceiling covering the original ceiling (which is the same as the ceiling in the foyer area).  So, perhaps one day the drop ceiling will go too.  Time will tell!

Posted on October 7, 2015, in Daily Post and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. So glad you put a sofa in that three-window niche. What a great place to read! http://judydykstrabrown.com/2015/10/07/story-songs/

  2. Confused as to current paint color and if you or did not re-paint. In the “blinds installed” pic the walls don’t look yellow. It’s way past my bedtime – it may all be clear in the morning! 🙂

    • Current paint colour is kind of an institutional off-white (creamy, not grey) and we have not re-painted yet. This room is not too bad, paint-wise, compared to other rooms, and we are the slowest painters in the history of paint!

  3. why oh why would someone board up windows? So glad you had them fixed; they look lovely.

    • They were likely broken when the house was “abandoned” and no one wanted to go through all the expense of fixing them. They do look great now!

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