More Home Improvements

We have changed our house a little more this past weekend.  After having my friend Kelly in town the previous weekend, she gave us a few new ideas on how to rearrange our living room to make it more user-friendly.  With that baby due to arrive any day now, but most likely in a couple of weeks, we had a sense of urgency to get it done ASAP.

Scott built a mantle and placed it on the main wall of the room about 5 years ago.  He loves it and doesn’t understand why not too many other people like it.  I am one of those people who thinks it sticks out and serves no real purpose to the room, unless it’s Christmas.  We do not have a fireplace for this to go around and therefore, it’s taking up a valuable room and limiting furniture positions.  That being said, Kelly suggested a few ways for us to both be happy and get better use out of the room when the baby arrives.

I left the house early Saturday morning to get my oil changed and gas in the car. When I came home, Scott was already measuring on the wall, moved the furniture and was waiting on Mike to arrive. A little after 9 Mike was unloading his car with his tools and they were working on the game plan. They moved the cable wire, outlet and surround sound wires up the wall to sit behind the new TV that we bought. My FIL arrived shortly after the measuring started and was there to help reposition the mantle.

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Clearly, everyone got the memo on wearing navy to work on the house.  The mantle survived the move from one wall to the other. And it’s now about 5 inches lower than before. However, no one would be able to know the difference. Scott and I had to leave to attend a “Preparing your pet for baby” class. When we returned home we found the mantle was hung on the wall, all wire were hidden and the tv was mounted. We couldn’t believe how nice and more functional the room looked.

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