Last Sunday, I was trying to build my courage to clean my oldest son's bedroom, it was a wreck!! I walked into his room looked around, walked out, shaking my head, not ready to commit myself for the task.
I got onto the computer and looked at Craigs List, looked in the furniture section. An ad appeared for an Ikea white slipped covered sectional couch, I truly gasped, no kidding. I called the phone number that was listed on the ad and yes it was still available. My husband and I ran some errands and while doing so I was imagining how that white slipped covered sectional would look in our formal living room, or in the family room. I talked to my husband about the couch and we agreed to get it.
With the last week being extremely hectic around here, I didn't have a chance to do any sort of rearranging of the formal living room. Yesterday, I called my sister Mary over for some advice (she lives across the street from me). We decided the sectional looked the best, the way you see it. I moved an old door that was in the foyer and moved it into the corner as I thought the corner needed something with height. I moved funtiure around, moved furniture out, cleared out china hutches, moved a china hutch in my bedroom, moved stuff in the garage. My back was killing me from moving furniture and the only cure I know for a backache is wine, yep, two big glasses of wine will do the trick so I continued on.
I'm really happy with the way the room looks.
The formal living room and dining room is one big open area. When your sitting on the couch you have the view of the dining room and this is what you will see.