Posted in Dining Room, Music Room, Success Stories

Natalie’s Projects – a Process

Natalie feared that I would cringe when first seeing the work we would do together. A house tour showed the piano room, the dining room, the master bedroom and its walk-in closet. Also, some art could be hung. Where to start?

We chose the piano room. We neatened a closet. Next, we focused on a corner near the piano. In it, an antique school desk, covered with music scores and other papers. It deserved to be more visible and enjoyed. Plus, a print of Johannes Brahms at the piano should hang near the piano, right? Yes!

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We cleared an area near the closet, a better place for the little desk.

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Next, a beginning at tackling the mail, other papers and projects that collect on the dining room table. We made some good progress, leaving more work for our next session. Forrest the kitty, who “supervised” our efforts, must have been exhausted since, after I left, he curled up in the top of a box that had held some papers.

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Posted in Dining Room, Kitchen, Success Stories

Lisa and Jim’s Kitchen Renovation

Lisa and Jim were nearing the end of their extensive kitchen renovation project. They’d been living with the upheaval for six months. Anyone who’s dealt with that knows how tiring and stressful it becomes, and often really fast, too. (I can relate, having existed in my condo while it was being completely redone – painted, new floors, appliances, cupboards, countertops – the works!)

She asked me to help her to decide where to put some items, then to empty the dining room table and return it to its real use. We listened to music, worked fast, and shared some laughs. Before long, the table was back where it belonged, complete with a vase holding gorgeous big, fuschia peony blossoms.

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