I bet you didn't even know there was an "other" side, did you? That's because it's always been our dark, little secret. The corner where we actually "lived" in our living room.
Here's a suuuuuper technical floor plan to give you an idea of how the living room is layed out.
and to the left, there was this:
Now, I snapped this picture very, very quickly so it's not great but it also is kind of great because it meant that I didn't have a chance to clean it up.
Basically, we moved the computer out of the office last summer because it was too hot to hang out up there with no AC and it just never moved back upstairs.
We don't have a TV downstairs but we would watch Hulu and Crackle over here while we...ate...yes, we ate over here all of the time. I'm not proud of myself, okay? But that's just life. People watch TV while they eat. Deal.
Our little kitchen table held the computer after we moved the stereo cabinet over to the other side of the room during the great Couch Switcheroo of 2012.
Basically, it was just a catch all, crumby (literally, from the food eating) little corner.
Here's what this corner looked like when we first moved in just for a trip down memory lane.
Now then, why am I showing you this?
Well, I always had high hopes for that corner. When we bought that stereo cabinet and put it over there I thought, "This would be a great little corner to sit and read and listen to music!" As I mentioned, the stereo cabinet found a new home on the other side of the room and it's perfect there so that was out of the question.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, our bestest friend Aaron (who took these pictures at our wedding and who introduced us) sent me a facebook message asking if I might be interested in a piano.
His parents were moving and since he is a big time artist in Philly and his sister is a big time mover and shaker out in L.A. (seriously, we're one degree from Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot) they didn't have anyone to give their family piano to. Lucky us, we still live in Wichita so last Monday, we called a piano mover and had it moved from their house to ours. Wanna' see?
No more computer cords! No more crumbs! It's so beautiful and it's in amazing shape considering how old it is.
It matches the banister surprisingly well and even though I had originally planned for it to be against the wall with the window, I think it looks prefect here. It's the first thing you see when you walk in the door!
It needs a little tuning, which we're going to try and get done before the holidays and it is missing a few ivories...
but I think it gives it character and like I mentioned, it sounds amazing no matter what.
Wanna' hear it in action?
This past Saturday, my brother-in-law, Conan's older brother Jared came over and treated us to a private concert and we recorded a little bit of it.
Neither of us play the piano very well/at all but if you hit play down there, you'll totally see why we have a piano now. Private concerts forever!