Larger table from hall has become a couch table, behind the couch and under the window. This plus end tables I think eliminates the need for a coffee table!
The coffee table, accordingly, is going back to the attic.
The smaller hall table has replaced the two bookcases in the entry, with the shoe rack beneath, but in a more appropriate location.
One bookcase from the entry has gone into the hall. The other needs to go to the attic or my office.
The basket end tables have been moved to the couch sides.
Everything above has been done. What hasn’t been done is below.
The club chairs in the hearth area will be turned 90 degrees to the woodstove, we’ll see how that works, or if it doesn’t. The small library catalog will become a table between the two chairs. I need to get a piece of glass cut for its top, but that’s it.
Long term: I will paint most if not all of the bookcase boxes which are staying in the room and the baseboards. The cases not being painted will be moved into my office. From my office, the counter will be moved into the kitchen where the marble table currently sits, after that’s taken to the antique store to sell.
We’re still moving the clear spot around, like one of those puzzles, but the clear spot is significantly larger than it used to be!