Dead Space

” Your room has so much dead space”, remarked the D man one day. I looked around my room, looked at him, looked around at my room and looked at him. Man, he be right. And I get what he’s saying. There was potential for space but I hadn’t quite utilized it and after some time had passed I’d just gotten used to the lack of space. After all, they say change is as good as a holiday. And boy I need a holiday. I imagine changing and redecorating your living space has a positive relationship with endorphin production. And that can’t possibly hurt.

So a few months pass and I let life get in the way while my resentment for my room layout packed on the pounds. And then one weekend, it happened. Books were moved, the bed was rolled away, wires were bunched up. And then, there was space. Of course, you wouldn’t expect me to take a before shot, so I drew one.

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So back to all that space. Ah, all that space ! But my space needed functionality, in the form of  a bedside table/vanity table. So with the mastermind of this change in tow, we trekked (drove) to Ikea in my comfiest man shirt, basic tee, tights and boots, complete with a meatball craving.

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Looking through these pictures, I realized that my trip to Ikea involves a lot of:

1. looking lost

2. touching one piece of furniture while looking at another

3. standing in front of a piece of furniture and pondering for a long time.

Fruitful trip nonetheless! A three cube shelf that has become my bedside table and my vanity table, that can house my cables, put-on-my-face thingums and accessories.

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One can only hope my interior designs powers improve with age. Time to start redecorating your space yet?

Have fun !

Sherry.

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