Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, and a story of how one little change generated several days work and a whole host of changes to the house. My story begins with the purchase of an Ethan Allen Sofa at a consignment shop. A year ago we had given our leather furniture to our daughter and we bought an “interim” sofa for a few hundred dollars until we found something we liked. A year later we found a sofa, brand new, purchased by the original owner a couple of months ago and never used. Her Family consigned it to a shop near our home and we bought it at a fraction of the original price. I do love a bargain. LOL
Once the sofa was scheduled for delivery we had to move the old sofa to a different room. This had been planned from the beginning. The desk came out of the “Office” making way for the new placement of the old sofa. Hope this is making sense. The pictures on that wall had to come down and when they did it was clear the wall needed to be repainted. Unfortunately, we had used all the paint. So this required a trip to the paint store. We repainted two walls and touched up all the others. (Not really in the plan for moving the sofa).
With the paint dry we moved the sofa into the room. Now we had to redo the pictures.
The new pictures (thrift store finds) were chosen and the measuring began. It takes a long time to hang pictures correctly.
Finally the pictures were hung on this wall and two others in the room. These are all original works in oil and watercolor. The map is an antique map that shows Where my husband was stationed in Italy. We found it in a little shop years ago and had it framed. The colors all blend and we used a standard configuration for picture hanging. I added a throw to the camelback sofa to tie in the rug (also thrifted years ago).
The coffee table is a solid cherry table in a shaker style. We are thinking of selling it and a matching end table on Marketplace. It’s a bit big for the room but will work for now. Because the expanse of the tabletop was a bit overwhelming, I added a table runner to visually cut the table in half and added the handmade box to emphasize that look. I’ll add some flowers to the long box to break up the color.
By the end of the day we were tired but happy that the room was together. One small change to the room…! I still have a picture to hang but that requires finding some hanging wire for the Thrift Store frame. Oh My!
Adding some cotton bolls to the handmade box brought in a lighter color and raised the eyes from the table to the cotton bolls.
The last picture was hung and the room is complete….for now.
….and one last option. A lighter colored table runner with the copper trimmed box and cotton bolls. We’ll live with this for a bit and move on to — “One Little Change in the Great Room…..!