The ongoing family room decorating saga continues!
Last month I showed you some new pillows I found on Craigslist:
That was pretty much the extent of my decorating.
At the moment my family room looks like this:
I’ve been going nuts trying to figure out what to put in the empty space along the back wall with the windows. I can’t put any type of wall shelving because of the windows, and the space is pretty narrow, so I can’t have anything that sticks out too far.
Over the course of the past month I’ve managed to acquire a few pieces of furniture. One is a sofa table I scored from Goodwill for $35.
The other is a dresser my sister just gave me. The dresser is broken and scratched up, but I’m going to fix and refinish it. Someday. 😉
I’m thinking that maybe one of these pieces of furniture will fit along the back wall in front of the window on the right.
Instead of dragging both pieces into the house to try them out, I measured them and taped the measurements off on the floor so I could get a visual of how they would fit in the space.
I measure and tape the floor all the time. It’s a great way to get a feel for a piece of furniture, especially if you are planning on purchasing it and can’t just drag it in there to test it out. Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture assuming it would work well and fit in a space only to discover it just doesn’t work at.all.?
After I taped the sections off I realized quickly that the dresser was going to be too chunky and deep for the space, so I knew it was the buffet, or nothing (or a spending spree at IKEA once I get some money!)
When I dragged the sofa table into the living room I got sidetracked thinking it might work as an actual sofa table along the side of the couch…
I threw a few accessories on top of it to get a better feel and photographed it from all angles.
Honestly, I don’t think it looks bad but there is just something about it that seems “off” to me.
After a few minutes of trying to force myself to like the table on the side of the couch, I finally gave up and dragged the table over to my original spot I had in mind for it.
At first glance, I’m really liking it, but lets see if it starts to rub me the wrong way.
Another thorn in my side is the arm chair I’ve got next to the fireplace, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
I let this table sit here as I mull it over, and the more it sits there the more I like it.
Obviously it will look even better once it gets a fresh coat of paint and some new accessories. And maybe some baskets under it. But as for the actual placement of the table, I have to say I’m quite pleased with it.
And yet another angle of the family room, just to give you a better idea.
I’ve officially decided I like the placement of the table.
Now I just need to give this bad boy a fresh coat of paint and some better accessorizing and I’ll be good to go!
Monday I’m going to show you all my plans for this room – paint, fabric, furniture!
I’m SO excited to show you what I’ve come up with, so make sure you stop by on Monday!