P: why are you crying
Me: I hate it - silence - cry - sobs... I really hate it
Me: I hate it
P: I hate it too
Me: sobs - crying - tears - tons of tears and sobs... What are we going to do now?
P: I don't know
With that, I went and sat by the kitchen to try to calm down, things were bad already so why make it worse? As the day went by, in between having friends help install a new storm door and making phone calls to see if we could exchange it, the sectional was moved in different angles until DBF came out with the below configuration, things were starting to look better.
|Cute throw right? But unfortunately it doesn't match, |
back to HomeGoods I go
The new set-up makes sense, the TV will be right across the wall, in the center and that way people wont have to turn their heads to the left to look at the TV; the room is now not as cluttered as it was looking with that big thing blocking the path to the kitchen and to be realistic, I will never get away with having a more modern, smaller piece of furniture in there, DBF has the word in the family room, is his space, so I just have to adjust.
That same night I went on a trip to HomeGoods, which from now on I will just call HG, to pick up a few pillows and I found these two beauties, (sequin and Chevron), the other one I had previously ordered for another room, but now it matches perfectly in the family room, so he is staying there. I was convinced about the Chevron $7 find, the sequin one I was almost positive it was going back to the store, I only purchased it because I just loved it and it was in the clearance corner for $30. I really thought DBF was not going to like it, and I also thought that the $30 price tag was a bit excessive for a clearance pillow; until I got home, did some research and found the same brand and style for the economic price of $200, sighs... keeper!
The next day we went to Ikea to look at some units which will be used for the build-in and then I found these other pillows, I am not too sure about them yet.
|Here you can see more of the "true" colors|
While at Ikea we picked up the tiny glass desk, and put in a corner in the family room, since DBF is in there most times watching TV, I just set up my little working nook there. The chair was a find a few years ago, I got it at a "Props for Today" sale; is a place that rents props for movies and sitcom productions, they sell their inventory every now and then, so I thought it was cool to own a piece of furniture that was used in a TV show.
Well, you didn't think there would not be a reuse in the room, did you? I feel in love with the "I don't know what it is" - I went to the back of the Thrift store to pick up a piece of furniture and there it was, in someone's hands, I started gravitating towards it when I hear a voice ask me, do you want it? I woke up from my dream and I asked, what? the nice gentlemen explained to me that he was just there dropping it off but he will give it to me if I wanted it, the BIG smile on my face, until the store manager realized she was about to lose a few bucks, came to me, took it from my hands and told me that if I wanted it I would have to pay for it, can you believe her nerve?? I do not like confrontations so I asked the "devil" dressed as a lady, how much she would want for it, and she just walked away. Excuse me? I yelled and her answer was, I cant tell you, when they price it it will be in the floor so wait for it if you want it. (insert eye roll in here)
I am using my thrifty find as a stand for my plants, which were another great find at Lowes, holiday clearance. I just white - spray painted the planters.
My headache, AKA sectional is comfortable and there are pictures to prove it, I am happy about the way is coming out, after all is the family room, where most of our time at home is going to be spent, it should be about comfort more than looks, don't you agree?
Next we need to work in a unit for the TV, the fireplace and accessorizing the room too, but that would be a total new post.
Until next time,