In the early days of living in this house, this is what one side of the hallway looked like (those are 'welcome to your new home' cards on the table, which just goes to show that we plonked the table there early on.)
And here it is at Hallowe'en, with the paper bats I made.
But then we got to thinking: up in my office was a bureau that didn't really fit the space properly and which we had considered selling; at the same time it was beginning to occur to me that actually the table in the hall was a little on the small side. As a first step we moved the bureau from my office to the fourth bedroom, but it didn't look right. And then we shuffled and shifted and heaved it down the second flight of stairs and popped it in the hallway, in the space where the table had stood. Et voila: