Remember the Incredible Hulk? If you made David Banner angry, well, you didn’t want to see him when he was angry. He turned into this green hulk and destruction always followed in his path.
Well, I’ve been like the Incredible Hulk lately, only not angry, but motivated. I’ve blown through this house like a tornado, picking up the “stuff” and dropping it in new places.
Just the other night, my husband said, “I’d like to know why there’s a bed in our breakfast room.”
“What bed?” I asked, feigning ignorance.
“That big bed sitting right there.”
“That’s not a bed,” I said. “It’s a daybed.”
“Why do you have a daybed in our breakfast room?”
“Because I can’t afford to buy a loveseat.” I replied matter of factly.
To which he answered, “A couch?! No one, ever, anywhere, puts a couch in their breakfast room.”
Dont make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
So, I pulled out the most powerful weapon I could think of…Pinterest! He didn’t make me draw, though. Just the mere thought of me pulling up Pinterest to prove my point put an end to his doubt.
I went on to explain that the daybed served many purposes: a place to read, or relax and provide extra seating.
He conceded, but he thinks I’ll get tired of it in a month and move it out. I won’t, but if I did, that’s my prerogative. I love the daybed in this room. And the mantel. And the sheets as curtains.
Together, these elements create that cozy, inglenook feel from the days of old: the keeping room with the fireplace and chairs nestled close so that company could keep warm while the host cooked over the fire.
Now, the breakfast room can be enjoyed throughout the day. I think I’ll be doing lots of daydreaming perched upon that daybed.
See you in class,
I’m sharing my daybed at The Scoop link party.