4 Moms, 35 kids is doing a fun open house. I thought I would join in this week with their dining room/kitchen addition. Since I missed last week's addition, which was front yard/entryway, I thought I would add it in the photo below.
My kitchen drives me a little bit crazy. It is not laid out well and has this tiny nook which is not really large enough to be a breakfast room. (Don't even get me started on the yucky tiles which are sooo hard to keep clean. My Mom and I replaced all the tiles a few years back, thinking that would help, but the grout still gets dirty easily.) In my attempts to make the nook work for me, I have used it as many things over the years. It has been a giant gated-off playpen, a seating area, a teenager's school/computer area, toy storage, and is currently our "Coat Closet". Our 1931 home only has closets in the bedrooms, and oddly shaped ones at that. But, I digress -- we are very blessed to have a home in good working order, which it certainly was not when we purchased it 9 1/2 years ago.
You can just see my professional Kitchenaid mixer, which my Mom amazingly got in working condition off Freecycle. It was missing the bowl and beater, but my Stepmother bought me a new bowl and beater for my birthday. I am having so much fun with it. Baking is a breeze now!
The closet area. I am pretty happy with this small space, FINALY!
We re-purposed our living areas about 8 months ago, and it is working so much better for us. We turned our dining room into a small living room and turned our living room into a dining room/library. In the "library" we eat and homeschool.
What you see from our front door...Yes, there is a bird on the table and a dog off in the distance. My dd was giving her bird free play time. Our dog gets along well with all of our pets (including Snowflake, the gerbil, and a tropical fish aquarium, although Lady is afraid of Tim's fancy rat, Lucy). We clear the books and schoolwork off the table before meals.
Well, that concludes our tour for now.