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Having taken care of my office area, we decided we might as well finish the rest of the den, so now a proper TV stand (with room to store my old records--yes, the vinyl kind) and large media storage cabinet are on their way, along with a sofa table for behind (what else?) the sofa, so I can put a reading lamp there. That furniture is also espresso. The introduction of a sofa table necessitated moving out a chest that had been taking up that space temporarily; it now resides in Sister A's closet, being very handy. And while we were in her closet, she decided to go through her dressy clothes and hats that she has noplace to wear anymore and cut a lot of stuff out for our favorite thrift store.
Speaking of donations, there will be a few pieces of furniture for the Salvation Army to pick up after we're done fooling with the den.
And after we have all the furniture in place, we can finally put up pictures and a clock, and that'll finish the room off.
Well, except for replacing the old fake oak bookshelves with new espresso-colored (but probably also fake wood) shelves. The "golden oak" color totally pukes against the light brown walls. But that's a later project. We need to get the patio cover built next.
Sister A. was not left out of the home-improvement jag--she got a new office chair! This is the first new piece of furniture she's bought for herself since 1981. Yeah, I think she's due. That's Sammi on her monitor, of course. I have Minnie on mine. :) I have no idea why that yellow wall color always turns out peachy in photos!
And, finally, here's one of our young crape myrtles, a Red Rocket, doing very well.