Thanks for all the sweet emails and comments yesterday about the beginning of our family room makeover, if you haven't read it you can Family Room Makeover Part 1.
So let's pick up where I left off yesterday,
I found a traditional enough sectional sofa at
I brought home a picture and the measurement to show Hubby. He liked it but didn't seem overly excited, so I didn't let myself go crazy thinking about it. The next day when he came home from work he ask if I had gone and bought it, when I had not he was ready to do it himself. So he and my Dad (thanks Dad) went and got it while I stayed home working (I have a "real" job and work from home, we will talk about it one day, pinkie promise). After they picked up the sofa they move the old stuff to the basement and set up the new. I did not finish working that night until 9:30 and was to tired to have an opinion about it when I came in the room. The next morning however......
when I walked into the room with this,
I flipped out.
I did NOT like it!
It felt way too modern and uninviting,
what am I going to do.
what am I going to do.
I panicked, my adrenaline was pumping,
so i jumped up and got busy doing what I do.
1. Get rid of the toppers on the drapes, there were far too many horizontal lines.
Better but not enough.
2. Change the pillows from the super modern ones that came with the sofa
to the ones I had on our old sofa.
I am slowly starting to feel better about the room.
3. I brought in tables and lamps
Now suddenly it was starting to feel more like us, more like home.
4. Bring in a chair from another room.
Finally I can breath
5. Commit to cutting the tags off
6. Break it in, HA
Even though I did NOT like it in my home to begin with, I knew that it was what my family needed. So instead of buying the perfectly scaled and designed sofa for the room, we bought the perfect sofa for the people who live here. Really isn't that what it is all about, the people not the design. I truly believe that if I can make this sofa look like it belongs in my home you can make the same thing happen in yours. Beautiful design is wonderful but even better is design that works for your family. I want my kids to look back and remember home as an inviting comfortable place they wanted to be in, not a pretty place they were afraid to live in.
Soon there will be new drapes and pillows and the chair will go back to the bedroom and we will buy one for this room
and maybe just maybe there will be a table in the middle of it all.
This room had already gone through some changes before the sofa and I plan to do a recap of all of those soon.
Thanks for sticking around for my rambling and watching my family room makeover.