Sunday, June 05, 2011

Furniture Arranging

New Furniture!


The hubby and I took advantage of the long weekend last weekend to rearrange our new furniture. We started in the living room. The picture above shows the view from the "study", looking into the living room. You can see the sunroom in the back.

The one below is looking back into the study, from about 2/3 of the way through the room and shows the very pink couch that was once at a sorority house. It needs covering. Badly. That pink squarish thing in the corner between the two couches is an ottoman.

New Furniture!


New Furniture!


We figure it acts as rolling seating or a spot for magazines. It needs some recovering, but is otherwise in good shape.

In the center of the room, looking towards the sunroom again.

New Furniture!


It might seem a little odd to float the couches so much, but it makes for a nice conversational grouping and if is visually appealing as viewed from the kitchen. See?

New Furniture!


That lamp is one of two matching lamps. We decided to forgo the baby blue lampshades they came with and will pick up new ones instead. I'm thinking we'll also spray paint them with a nice oil rubbed bronze. The shape is great, the shiny brass not so much.

New Furniture!


The other lamp is on an end table, next to the pink couch. The right side of this picture shows the open passageway to the kitchen. In the foreground, you see our much beloved thrifted coffee table. We've had that thing for years and LOVE it. It fits the space nicely here. : )

New Furniture!


Over by the fireplace we created a little reading area with the two captains chairs. There are another two matching chairs (without the armrests) which will find homes elsewhere in the house.

New Furniture!


Between the chairs and the sofa area is a sofa table. I think it works perfectly to make the transition feel "finished".

New Furniture!


All of the tables are of a set with that sofa table and we had more than we needed for the living room. So we pulled a couple into the sunroom.

New Furniture!


The coffee table and side table just gleam in the sunlight. I never would have picked these out but I love them in here. : )

Another new addition to the sunroom is a cedar chest from my father's side of the family.

New Furniture!


The latch is purely decorative, the top just lifts up. It was full of stuff when it got here but after some sorting (keep, goodwill, trash), we have a nice empty spot for blankets, board games, whatever. : )

The stuff:

Stuff, Sorted


The chest:

Cedar Chest


We still need to arrange the upstairs furniture, but that's less pressing. Since it's (mostly) behind closed doors it doesn't cause my "clutter alarm" to go off. I'm also slowly but surely getting through the boxes of stuff. I've found some really interesting stuff--some awesome, some bizarre--which I want to share with you. Unfortunately, my time is cramped by the whole studying for the exam of doom thing, so I will have to be more turtle, less hare than I might like.

4 comments:

  1. Looks GREAT. You did a great job with such a big score! And I love your sunroom! I'd live out there if that were my home. :)

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  2. Thank you! : ) The sunroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house! : D

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  3. Love the little reading area in front of the fireplace. That's where you would be able to find me most of the winter evenings I'd think, reading while enjoying a cup of tea or hot cocao! And during the less cold times of the year I'd definitely take up shop in the sunroom!:)

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  4. Nice see what you did with those pieces! The sunroom looks great! But where the pictures of the window covering I work so hard on??? LOL

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