Our family room is where light goes to die. A proverbial black hole.
Very little natural light comes into the room. Whenever a ray of sunshine appears, it naturally races towards the corner and dies. It's a very gloomy room.
Once upon a time, the fireplace wall was the north exterior wall of the house.
In time an addition was added, and since the floors were uneven, an attempt was made to make the original and new look more cohesive by adding book cases across the long wall.
Today I was given my marching orders. Make something of this mess. Turn it into a room you're not afraid to go into. The only constraint is the wall color stays.
This afternoon was spent clearing the room, emptying shelves. From chaos comes order sayeth Nietzsche.
I've been looking forward to and dreading this day for a long time. I need to add light, so I can see a new coat of paint in the book cases and crown moulding's future. I'm hoping the nice lady at the paint store saves me from myself. If not, it's just paint.
All ideas gleefully accepted.
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