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:
And here it is after clearing out the “bedroom” and moving in all our stuff:
And here it was after we unpacked
Note in the above photos the boarded up windows. Here it is after having those windows fixed (they open now too):
And finally, here are the blinds we installed:
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!