The other day I gave you a sneak peek of my plan for the family room. A little ‘Robin Hood’ action – take from the rich and give to the poor! My master bedroom was overloaded with furniture and this room was bare! While Stud was at work I went to work myself, dragging this dresser into the family room (more here). I shared some beautiful TV consoles and built ins (here), but as I look at the overall needs of my house, the kitchen is my top priority right now and spending a couple thousand here and a couple thousand there would totally dwindle away my kitchen fund quickly!
I love it when I can be patient and a solution finally clicks within! (Patience doesn’t come natural for me). Having the living room look like this shortly after moving in — my wheels were constantly spinning. I can’t chill when harmony is totally lacking!
Then I remembered a house tour I shared — from back when we were still house shopping — in that house, my exact same master bedroom dresser base (Gramercy Park by Lane) was being used as a hutch. If it worked as a hutch in another house, why not use it for a console in my family room?!!
Ordering a rug from Potterybarn helped the room feel like a more liveable space — having it majorly on sale and using additional coupons helped, too (here). When I added the new console – 72″ w x 22″ d x 39″ h, I rotated the rug and long sofa to work with the length of the room.
I watched my first movie all the way through since moving into the house — finally able to focus on the show and not be distracted by the entry table being completely the wrong scale!!!
Did you notice I hung my DIY Frame Tutorial?! I love how easy it is to switch out the pictures! It’s finally starting to feel more like home!!! I’ll share more soon sweet friends! One big question I have weighing is paint the brick or not!?! Opinions!?!?
If you haven’t seen my new house and the updates, check out old and new updates (here).