Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sofa, so good

I know that Ken just posted a photo of the new couch yesterday, but I took a few photos on Wednesday that I thought I'd post, just in case you didn't see Ken's blog. The room is still not completely put back together and organized. We're waiting for the new rug that will go under the sofa.

Looking toward the northeast.

You can tell that I didn't stage the photos, although I did turn all the lights on. There's a vacuum cleaner in one of the pictures, and there are a couple of moving boxes filled with my map collection to get into the storage closets under the eaves. Still, this is our private living space and we leave all manner of DVDs, books, and other stuff lying around most of the time. Not to mention laundry in various stages of being folded and put away (or not). Don't judge.

Looking toward the southeast. There's the old sofa's brown footstool on the left. Not gone yet.

Ken's desktop computer is up there, which he uses to do downloading and processing of movies and television shows. We do most of our television watching in this room, so it's where the bigger TV set is.

Looking toward the northwest. We've had that bottle of wine corks since Washington, in the mid 1980s.

Before we had the room finished in 2010, it was the attic. There was no staircase, just a ladder that came down to the main level from a hatch in the floor. The rafters were all exposed with just the roof tiles between the inside and outside. The wind ripped through the attic all year long, and sometimes rain got in. The floor was insulated, but not the roof. If you want to see what it was like, click here for some before/after photos of the conversion.


  1. It really is a great space! So comfortable. And I love the color and style of the new sofa!

  2. Tv, computer, couch and bed. Why would you want to leave such a pleasant place. I think you spend a lot of time in your attic.

  3. If that is your whole collection of wine corks since the 1980's you need to sip a bit more wine. We do that size bottle of corks at the beach in the summer!!! :)

  4. Great and pleasant space indeed, it's got it all.

  5. This space is so amazing. It looks just fabulous!

  6. Judge? I was thinking how nice and tidy it looked! :-)
    You've done a lovely job on that space -- it's open and light and looks oh, so comfortable.

  7. Marvellous! Love the new sofa!

  8. I spy with my little eye a washington DC metro map!


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