Well I think the title of this blog sums it up fairly well. Why is it when I have things I need to do, I instead find other things to do? Like rearranging rooms, moving dressers from the basement to the main floor to the garage to the dining room and family room to the basement again? Does anyone else ever find themselves doing this?
The family room has a gas fireplace and is also where we keep the tv. On Wednesdays our home is opened up for a high school small group to meet in, we are not the leaders, they use our home for a meeting place and all we need to do is clean it. Well we probably don’t even have to do that but we do.
In our basement we have a room that could be a family room, play room, workout room, etc. This means our home has three areas that could be used for sitting/tv watching, playroom, etc. Our formal living room is never in use, at all. Ok, well we use it for the occasional piano lesson and also the dogs think it is a great place to go when you have to throw up, less traffic in there I guess.
Then we purchased the leather set and I switched out the IKEA stuff into the family room.
Now here is the family room since June. I’ve rearranged this room too many times in six months. Just ask the poor youth group kids, I’m sure they think I’m a nutso, everytime they come the furniture is either rearranged or is not the same furniture that was in the family room two weeks ago.
After realizing the ektorp sofa was getting too dirty for me and I was tired of washing it every two weeks, I made the decision for it to go in the basement room which has a tv in it and no where to sit. It worked out nicely as our guests stay in the basement so now they have somewhere to sit (a dirty slipcovered sofa) and watch tv if they want. I don’t think anyone has done this yet, maybe
because the slipcovers look like they haven’t been washed since 1976 we are so fun upstairs no one wants to be in the basement away from the party.
The leather couch ended up in the family room with the white Ektorp chairs which for some reason stay much cleaner than the couch did. Maybe because the only ones that sit in the chairs are the dogs?
evil plan to switch the living room and dining room casually happened the other day and the hubby was pretty cool with it. I moved the chairs and blue dresser/console/buffet whatever we want to call it into the formal living room along with the dining room table and chairs.
I moved the leather loveseat into the family room and reunited the leather couple. The white dresser/buffet from the dining room went into one of our daughter’s bedrooms. I then brought the black buffet that used to be in our old dining room and was residing in the basement back up into the family room. Then the old white buffet that was in our old dining room before the black one but that I painted coral one day on a whim ended up in the garage but has since been moved to the basement room where the ektorp lives. Do you have that all straight? HA!
This is the family room today. It was fun decorating the mantle, I missed doing that when the tv was over the fireplace, it made it really hard to put anything on the mantle.
The hubby removed a drawer from the dresser and had a spare piece of half inch plywood leftover in the garage from another project, so he cut that to fit in the bottom of the drawer space.
I painted the plywood black and now we have a nice new home for the Wii and Blu-ray player. My hubby then drilled a hole in the back of the dresser for the cords to fit through and we put some duct tape over the hole so you can’t see the light coming through the hole in the back of the dresser.
I had a few problems with it though and it wasn’t sitting pretty with me.
We are ordering a longer HDMI cable so we can move everything a little more to the left to cover up the cable outlet on the wall. With two good size holes in our wall, I think the tv and dresser will be staying on this wall for quite a while. Or until I have PMS again and want to rearrange everything.
I can’t decide which chair I prefer in the corner, I am leaning towards the white ektorp but then I won’t have the matching chairs flanking the buffet in the dining room. What’s a girl to do?
Here is the reason why the blue blanket is missing on the back of the sofa in the picture above.
The bookshelf will be getting a paint job and I am going to cover the back with some fabric, paper or a different color paint. Eventually I’d like a mirror for over the mantle and I”m debating a gallery wall around the tv. For now, I’m pretty happy with how this room is coming along. Next week I’m hoping to show you the formal living room turned into the dining room but don’t hold me to that.
I can promise you a posting next week from this guy though and you will definitely want to read it and maybe even let your hubby/man read it to!