This is one of the only rooms in the whole house that didn't have any structural changes, but it was the room that gave us the hardest time. As you can see, this one wall has a door, a window, and a fireplace. This is how EVERY wall is in this room. We originally wanted (and had) two couches in this room. We wanted to have enough space for all of our friends to sit in the living room, but after re-arraging this space over and over and over again, we nixed one of the couches.
Also, TVs are ugly, so finding the right place to put ours was the second biggest challenge of the room. The only space that was obvious was over the fireplace, and we weren't about to do that, so it's kind of hidden in a corner. It's on a mount so we can pull it out when we need it, but it's not the center of attention... for the most part. I HATED it when we first got it up, but I've gotten used to it. In the beginning, this room had us contemplating a screen and projector as our TV. Kind of glad we ruled that out. Just do me a favor if you come over to our house and ignore the TV!
Also, a little tidbit about these chairs. We had originally bought them for the porch. We bought them at an estate sale for $5 each. We had found them in the lady's garage and they had something on them resembling blood. We loved the shape so we got them. I mean they were just $5, right? They sat on our porch for a while, blood-ish stains and all until we decided we needed chairs instead of a second couch. They sat in our living room WAY too long before I recovered them, which btw was kind of a disaster. There will be NO DIY of that process. :) We also bought the piano from the same lady for $20.
I have dreams of making a custom cabinet for this corner. It's full of wires and plugs and I would like it to look less messy. Get in line!
This is where you ignore the TV.
We bought this couch from a local antique store and they told us it had just been returned from a Dierks Bentley music video. That is definitely not why we bought it... the shape is sooooo good. However, I do watch every new Dierks Bentley music video, and I don't think it made the cut. But I'll probably keep watching his videos, just in case she makes an appearance. (Realizing that this couch needs a name...)
This leather shelf was a DIY that I actually did a post on. You can see how to do it here.
Thanks for reading!
After photos by Amber Ulmer