Here are things on the opposite side of the foyer, how they stand right now. Doug ripped up all the carpet except for the little area around the entertainment center (see it, see it?). We got a big ole pile of wood flooring, and a new couch. HEY?! A new couch?!
You may remember that we had these two leather couches, a hand-me-down from Doug’s grandparents. But as the years went on, they got all worn and holey, and duct-tape-y. There’s just something about a hole in a couch that makes a kid want to poke their finger in and make the hole larger..
I posted them on a local resale site on Facebook and *poof!* the couches were gone a few hours later.
Our new-to-us couch was scored at a garage sale from my sister-in-law Bonnie, then given to my mother-in-law to use for staging their investment property, who gave it to us after the house sold.
It’s super big, comfy, in great shape, and from Restoration Hardware! So we now have two olive green couches, and I’m definitely going to be putting these ideas to work in this room. Maybe I’ll find two chairs for this room this garage sale season?
Here’s looking back towards the front door and new entry way. That shelf on the right side will be taken out once we add coat hooks to the entry way. So exciting!
For now, their table sits here, but I think I might be putting it in the basement after the floors are down. It’s nice to have for breakfast and lunch, but those little chairs are always helping them get into trouble. We shall see. But for now the chairs and I are not friends.
Many of you have asked where we got their table and chairs: the table and two chairs were from a garage sale for $10, and my mom found the other two (which match PERFECTLY!) for another $10. Unfortunately I don’t have a source, but I know IKEA has great sets that are cute and inexpensive.
Adam’s little corner is right over here, so nice and baby proofed with all of the cords and electrical outlets. And I can assure you that those spots are not mold, I think they’re left behind from the padding? Lovely.
So that my friends is the state of the family room. The rest of the house is in a bit of disarray as well, but it won’t be long till things are all pretty and done. I’d rather live with renovation than have those carpets any longer! 😉
Yay for "new" furniture! Can't wait to see all the AFTER pictures!
thanks, Emily! I can't wait either 😉
I looove the mood board for your living room! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Thank you! haha, me neither 😉
TEASE! I got so excited when I saw your post in my feed. I know how it goes with those things, slow going when there are kids and jobs and life. You couch is awesome. Great lines, nice and neutral. Getting rid of carpet changed my life. Literally.
lol! I promise I will have some real life progress next week. Doug has the week off of work and it is on like Donkey Kong. You speak the truth. We haven't even replaced the carpet and already my life is changed! 😉
Looks good! Do you have issues with the kids damaging the wood floors?
I haven't had any issues yet on our older, existing floors! Hopefully we won't have issues with them, but I can tell you that my carpet and any other smaller rugs in my house have taken a beating. 😉