The family room is kinda a disaster and not exactly moving forward very well and yet we spend SOOO much time in here eating strawberries and getting them on our shirt, obviously. I’m not sure what my problem is and why I can’t pull it together, but lets recap and I can give you the meager update you deserve.
There she was, 18 months ago, before we moved into the house. Most of you know the story – we painted, put down flooring, etc. This room is shared with the kitchen and the kitchen is all finished and pretty, but I can’t seem to pull this room together. Sometimes its really good to live in a space before you make all decisions, though because we are slowly really figuring out what we want to do in here.
This room is more of the playroom and it’s certainly our TV room. The family photo wall is coming along (in my mind) but the real problem is all of his toys. I love that lamp but it takes up too much real estate in this room and we need a piece of furniture there for storage so I think I’m going to replace it with a sconce. All of Charlie’s toys are piled up at the bottom of the lamp, which is really attractive. What am I saying? His toys are typically all over the floor begging to be tripped over, and then 3 times a day we pile them up in that corner. Clearly we need a piece of storage.
The good news? OH YEAHHHHHHHHH…… We mounted that TV across from the sectional and now my life is being sprinkled daily with the tears of angels. It’s so wonderful.
I put that ottoman up to the sofa and I just lay and cuddle and watch my stories. I realize that the ottoman doesn’t exactly look chic like this, but its the exact same height as the sectional so that is what is happening. Maybe after Charlie is older and doesn’t need so much playing/wrestling space I’ll get the perfect piece there but for now, its perfect because its smallish but comfortable and allows for a lot of play room.
Brian mounted the TV which was an all day affair, and he did SUCH a good job. He drilled through the back of the wall and hid all the cords. He is a very big strong man.
Now that the TV is gone from the other side of the room it frees up that area for a real play area. I’m thinking we’ll get rid of that credenza and put in a little table and chairs. We already bought his matching kitchen (navy blue) but its in 47, 000 pieces along with Brian’s pride. We are on Taskrabbit trying to find someone to help put it together. It’s literally like putting together an actual kitchen. We might need to hire a contractor.
So basically the progress is that we mounted the TV and it TOTALLY changed how much I love being this room. Is it kinda in an awkward space? Sure. But it was in an even more awkward place before, and at least now I’m comfy and cozy while I watch TV, not stretching my neck to watch Broad City.
That’s the update. Riveting, I know. TGIF, folks. xx