Okay, okay....does it make it slightly more endearing if I openly admit that I might have a slight "problem" (cough, addiction, cough) to rearranging/decorating my house?
But I swear that this time I really, really love it....and it just finally makes sense of all the spaces. Even if I'm not totally done yet, it's felt nice to downsize my furniture and finish some projects. I've been meaning to make those signs for months (like six to eight months to be exact) and I've known that I needed to resand the picnic table since last summer. It's nice to finally have the projects underway/completed.
So here's the newest living room arrangement:
The sign will be hung on that wall behind the leather chairs and what you can't see very well is that the fireplace is flanked by leather benches that could be used for extra seating if needed.
The tall wall the TV is now on is directly across from the fireplace and the console also functions as a entry way catch-all which I love. (And you still can't really notice the TV when you look in the house from the front door.) I might also have an idea for one more sign between the TV and photo collage above (hanging on old screws that I didn't want to move).
The eating area is back.....
(Oh and have I mentioned that I'm so not looking forward to repainting that green eventually....)
Although the sanding of the picnic table is so....
...it can be brought into this space and used as seating for larger family gatherings. (I'm hopeful my mom can produce some burlap drapes like these ones for this space.....and that rug might get flipped or moved out).
I think I just love redecorating cause it's a way to be creative without always having to buy something new. Plus I seriously love that I'm reusing some of my old goods in new ways. I've wanting a formal farmhouse table for years and my cousin suggested the picnic table---uh brillant! The other nice thing about all of this is that I've parred down enough that I could easily live in a much smaller 2 bedroom, living/dining room space--so we'll see what the future holds.