So, this past weekend Craig spent a whole day moving around huge pieces of furniture. The tv/armoire and the sectional moved to the front living room. The room off of the kitchen, which has the fireplace, is now just a sitting room.
And here it is now, with the sectional. We bought it on craigslist, and it is the same brand and style as the old one. It does have feet that need to be put on, but I have to spray-paint them first. It’s more casual feeling and looking than the old one, but we really like having the sectional, and the price was right.
The table and mirror that were just inside the front door, posing as my ‘foyer’, moved to the bottom of the stairs and the armoire took their place. The problem being that now you are greeted smack-dab by an armoire. The speakers are also a problem; I’m in negotiations.
For now, the old chair is still in the room. Its upholstery is not in the best shape either, so it will eventually need to be replaced too. But the scale and color works okay with the sectional (which will be a little taller when it gets its feet).
This room set-up and layout may not be ideal, but it works better for us. Before, this front room wasn’t getting any use, and we all spent all of our time in the kitchen and the now-sitting-room, which is smaller. There are also, clearly, designing and decorating issues. As in bland, blah, booooring!
But there’s hope. A few weeks ago, Kimba had a giveaway for a consultation with Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage. Guess who won! Me! Me, me, me! This is the room I’m going to submit and let Layla work her virtual magic on. So stay tuned for updates!
(Don’t forget to enter my giveaway; it’s open until Friday pm!)