|A reminder of the "Before"|
I headed to that great design mecca, Home Depot, to choose a rug. With the help of Prince Inventive and Princess Artiste, we picked out a geometric patterned one, and of course, the pad to go under.
When we got home, Prince Inventive helped haul the larger sofa out to the front porch, and I emptied most of the rest of the room (the TV and storage wall will have to stay, as-is for now). I swept and scrubbed the floors, then tried bringing things back into the space.
I thought I'd forego couches completely, and perhaps, only put in 2 pairs of chairs... But that was a no-go. I had to keep the loveseat... Until it can be replaced with something we like better.
Sorry I don't have photos of the process, but most of the kids were in the Big City that day, and took my camera away with them.
I'm not sure of the rug... A little too small, and I wish I'd chosen something with some cream or lighter tones mixed in to brighten up the room a bit. But the family really likes it, so that's a big plus and it will do nicely for awhile.
The walls looked so bare, and I thought maybe it was a place I could add some lighter color and jazz things up. More on that tomorrow.