Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The New Sectional Couch, and Living Room

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.

Here is the ‘before’ of the living room. You can see more here, and here. This couch, which I have loved for nine years, is falling apart.IMG_2252

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.IMG_2620

This is the view as you come in the front door. The china cabinet, which was at the bottom of the stairs moved to the back wall in the other room.IMG_2610

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.IMG_2612

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).IMG_2613

This is the view from the sitting room back into the living room. Which I guess is now more like a family room, since it’s got the tv.IMG_2621

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!)


6 comments:

Mrs. Petrie said...

The new sofa is great! Congrats. I'm excited to see what Layla comes up with.

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

wow i am truly jealous that you get a consultation from layla! i can't wait to see the results!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh how exciting, a consultation with Layla! I love your "new" sectional, have fun with the makeover!

Amber said...

How is baby Hudson doing?
My first was 3lbs 8ounces so the photo brought back a lot of memories. Prayers always!

Kimba said...

I can't wait to see what Layla does for you! It's going to be great!

Love the new sofa too.

Kimba

Amy Platon said...

High five sistah! Layla's gonna do a fantabulous job, she always delivers! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also interviewed Layla for my Dream Catchers Series. Here's the link if you're interested...http://writer4rent.blogspot.com/2009/01/dream-catchers-layla-palmer.html