We are currently in the process of a living room make over. Since we moved to this house our living room has always been mismatched. It is quite big and the sofas we had seemed lost on the own so we ended up putting them all in the room together. I have been craving a lovely matching living room and it is almost a reality!
My husband took some persuading. He thought the sofas were fine and he loves our living room furniture. We bought it years ago and I liked it then but now I am not a fan. It is acacia wood which is quite orange and I find it hard to match it with anything. Eventually we reached a compromise. I would paint the furniture, rather than replacing it and we could get new sofas and accessories as long as he could get a UHD TV Panasonic. I don’t know much about televisions but Michael assures me that this one is great and our television is quite small so I was more than happy with this arrangement.
We went sofa shopping and managed to find a great bargain in Brand Interiors. We didn’t even know this place existed but we spotted it when we were on our way to DFS. We bought a 3 seater sofa and 2 chairs for the price of a 3 seater in most furniture stores. I think the sofa had been overlooked by many shoppers as it had some dodgy pink scatter cushions with it. I have replaced these with some grey tartan cushions from Dunelm Mill and I love how it looks! We got some curtains to match and the room began to feel much more homely!
I also wanted to find a large fabric footstool the could be a feature piece but these seemed very expensive for something that wasn’t necessary. I decided to try to recover our old leather footstool. I didn’t really know what I was doing but I bought some fabric and armed myself with a staple gun.
It went quite well but I wished I had sewn the seems, rather than folded them, as I think that would have looked better. To say I covered this with a 1 year old ‘helping’ me, I don’t think it looks too bad.
I made a matching cushion for the sofa to help the footstool to match. Bob helped me to stuff the cushion and she is very proud of her work! She tells everyone who visits that she helped to make it.
I am now in the process of painting our furniture. I have bought some Annie Sloane chalk paint and I am really pleased with it! I need to finish painting the television stand and give it a 2nd coat and then I can try to wax it. I am a bit unsure about this as I have never attempted anything like it before but the lady in the shop assured me that it is easy to do.
If all goes well I am going to pair the bookcase and the dresser next. Wish me luck!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.