here she goes again...

I don't even know what to say.  I almost feel like I need to start out super enthusiastic, or apologize.

Our living room has changed again.

{rolling eyes *smirk*}

When I posted our house tour, I mentioned that it was interesting to see our home through the lens of a camera.  I still say that this is one of the best tricks to see where you can tweak things in your home.  Sometimes you get so used to see something on a day to day basis, it gives you a new set of eyes to see through.
So here's the new layout:



Now we have maximized our seating, created a great conversation area, it feels cozy, and I've tweaked some of the accessories.

I also have two furniture projects now.

First, the Beautiful Beast.  We bought this oak couch frame from Goodwill for about $60 last month.  It was missing the cushions, so that's why it was such a great deal.  I also realized that replacing the cushions would be more expensive than the couch itself.  It's painted, distressed, and waxed, and now I'm waiting for a 40 or 50% off sale to get cushions!
Isn't she a beauty though?  

Before:

After, before cushions:



One thing that caught my eye in the last month was the lack of symmetry in here.  It's a difficult room to decorate with only one real wall, a wall of windows, and a column to work around.
The curtains started to bother me that they were too high- so we lowered them slightly to create a virtual  line / ceiling height.

Before: too low
(oh my. We've come a long way.)



Before: too high

After:


Now the curtain rod is at the same height as the entry wall, and the top of the artwork.

I also picked up this chair at a flea market in May.  I got a great deal on it ($12 - thanks Mona!) and had plans to reupholster and sell it.  I love the lines on it:


With the new layout, I didn't want our other chair hangin' out by itself, so I paired it up with this one.
I think it works great!  Now for some paint and a pretty white slipcover!

I restyled the coffee table:


Moved a few pieces around to other rooms:


And now on to the finish.
*I am excited to get the Beautiful Beast cushioned.
*Update the side chair.
*And add in some character accessories.

This clock that was made by my grandfather, has had a difficult time finding a proper home here.


 It's so small, it gets swallowed up on our large walls.  I am hoping to find a pretty little vintage cabinet to put in this spot, hopefully one that will work with the clock.  I'm running out of options as to where to put it.
:( 

 Thanks for humoring me on another change.
 I'm off to get some work done on the chair!

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7 comments

  1. It's amazing what those small changes did!! And that couch is wonderful!

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  2. Looks so charming and that beast was a super duper deal...come on over and share with us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Dont apologise at all, gives us another chance to see inside your lovely home.

    I love the beast, my mother has the same one plus matching table and chairs in her formal area. Its still in the mahogany colour and rarely used....wonder if I can convince her to pass it on!

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  4. Oh if I could move furniture I would. Your home looks amazing. I especially love that last pic with the shelf and the boat. Great vignette with the baskets too. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Change is fun. Love the beast from Goodwill! Can't wait to see cushions for it:)

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  6. LOVE that pretty wooden couch! Wow! Can't wait to see it with cushions :) Just popping in from POWW.

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  7. yeah, i would rearrange a room based on that couch, too! it's stunning, denise!

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