After I got all my housework done this morning, I started to think of how to accessorize my entertainment center in the family room so it would look better when the new furniture arrives.
At first I had no idea where to begin. Then I did as I usually do and started walking through the main rooms to see what I could find that was green. I found green boxes, drinking glasses, faux cabbage, and books. I brought it all in to the family and within a pretty short time, I had this done.
Updated 4pm: I just found this pic on my desktop. It is very similar to the sofa I ordered. What grabbed my attention today was the wall color. Mustard! This is pretty close to what I was thinking.
Oh, I did not show you the ottoman I ordered. They did not have it in the store, but I found it online and called the store and they ordered it. I am ordering everything I want. It's been 19 years since I purchased new furniture, so I feel no guilt...not even a smidge...if these pieces last as long as the previous, they will probably outlive me.
Besides the sofa does not recline, so I think the ottoman will be useful.
Update: It's 3:00 pm and the furniture is now in place. It seems huge...way larger than it seemed in the store. Why does that always happen? LOL. It all fits fine and I like it. DH should be home any minute and I am hoping he likes it, too.
Even though everything is not done, I will give you a sneak peek.
Years ago when I had DH hang the Thomas Kincaid artwork on each side of the entertainment center, I liked having two on one side and one of the other. Now it really bugs me. I want both sides equal. The fourth picture is sitting on the floor below the single pic. I have been asking DH to rehang that side for at least two years. He HATES to put holes in walls, so he just ignores me. I am hoping that he will do it this weekend after I whine for at least a day. If not, I will get the hammer, measuring tape, ladder, and do it myself. Earlier today I removed a heating vent from the bathroom, sanded it and painted it a dark grey color. It was a brassy color, but it was beginning to rust. I wonder if he will notice that when he gets home? I already screwed it back in place.
Update: DH just got home. He noticed the bathroom vent right away and he thought I went out and bought a new one. He also likes the furniture, though he ran right outside when I told him they came through the front door with the biggest piece. He wanted to make sure they did not bang up his porch. I just shake my head...I guess it's true that opposites attract. :)
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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