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Rearrangement [Sep. 15th, 2011|05:40 pm]
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For the first time... well, this century... I've actually got an empty room in the house. It's where I'm planning on setting up a new bedroom / mini-office, after which the old bedroom is going to be used for storage.

So I took some photographs just to prove that yes, it is possible for there to be an empty room around here.

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This is the room, fairly much as it is at the moment.

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As seen from the window end.

And now a couple of photographs of Interesting Things about the room:

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The plaster ceiling.

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The window leadlighting.

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And this is where a lot of the stuff went. (The divan and folding settee are going to end up in the storeroom, the ratty old chair might end up in the garage or on the verandah, the computer desk is going to be taken out of its boxes and made up if I can figure out how the hell to do it, and then, maybe, I'll be able to organise some of the books...)
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[User Picture]From: mthomas3
2011-09-16 03:27 am (UTC)
Sweet window! I've always wanted one of those windowseat/curved window combinations. And yours has stained glass, too!

Given your book piles 'n' piles, maybe you ought to try for under-the-window bookcases instead. With a comfy armchair and lamp, for reading. :>
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2011-10-13 09:43 am (UTC)
It's just a bay window, no seating. It's actually rather a nuisance (there is barely enough clearance between the window and the fence for me to get my car past it - the bottle brush in the centre is what killed my car radio aerial earlier this year). I do like the leadlighting though.

I have had it suggested to me that I store the books along the outside walls of the house for extra insulation...
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[User Picture]From: mthomas3
2011-10-17 04:55 am (UTC)
Ok, a nuisance on the outside, but it looks cool on the inside.

I bet you could find a custom cabinet maker to make bookshelves that fit precisely into the curve of the window. (Ok, and to charge you an arm and a leg for the work.) Put some pillows on top, and you'd have seating.

Armchair might be cheaper. :>
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[User Picture]From: micheinnz
2011-09-22 09:52 pm (UTC)
That's very '70s carpet, and in good nick, too.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2011-10-13 09:46 am (UTC)
The carpet in the room is a bit younger (could well have been old stock) and as it was only used as a bedroom, and has barely been used for the last 15 years except during polterguest invasions, it hasn't had much use. I just ran the vacuum cleaner over it after emptying everything out. Of course now there's a desk and sundry boxes in there so it's getting all full up again...

The carpet in the hallway is really old - definitely 1960s at the latest - it's also a seriously heavy industrial grade carpet and most of it is still in remarkably good condition. ... Actually probably the only carpet around here in bad condition is the carpet in the study, which is beginning to show a bit of canvas (I'm thinking of getting a rug to put over the worn bit).
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