I love graph paper. Seriously. We get along really well and always have. My mother used to purchase graph paper for me and I would sketch for hours. I would sketch room layouts and houses. Usually, I’d draw out the house floor plans and then I laid out each room. I remember drawing many houses with large, curving staircases. It was the jam.
I still do this. My notebooks, particularly those I travel with, are littered with diagrams of furniture, floor plans and basic good times. I will draw the same room multiple times – sometimes they are different but sometimes I just want to be sure it looks right. It’s pretty awesome and I feel like doing it right now but I’ll refrain. Instead, I will share my most recent sketches. (Keep in mind I’ve probably drawn something else since I drafted this post.)
The first image is of The Mister and I’s four dining room options.
We liked option C the best, so I created a quick page with more detail.
This page served a larger purpose of listing questions for the carpenter, as it is unlikely I’ll be able to meet him due to my work schedule. I love The Mister but he’s not as detailed orientated as I am.
We decided against the full wall of storage – Option A and referred to here. We were fearful it would look imposing and it would eat a lot of our floorspace. Option C was preferred as it provided storage and The Mister likes the idea of a bench or a banquette (if you’re nasty). The inspirational for it was here.
Did anyone pick up on the Janet Jackson reference?