I am on a mad dash to finish an afghan that I started way back in November. Nothing fancy, simple double crochet, soft off white yarn. I planned on using it in the family room to brighten up our dark plaid couches, but I didn't plan very well. White afghan, three dogs with black hair. What was I thinking??? It might end up in our bedroom, but perhaps I'll still use it in the LR. It'll just need to be washed every few days or at least run through the dryer. I have also finished decorating the red living room for the time being. Here is a before shot (you can see more before shots HERE).
And here are the after photos.
I actually really like them, it makes the ends of the cabinet function more like end tables. I love the little birds on the lamps!
The other really wonderful addition is the ottoman. It stores all of my magazines nicely and it is super comfy as a foot rest. Also, there are no sharp edges for small heads to bang into. With toddlers around, have to keep function in mind!
Below is the before pic of the family room before the switch of the chairs. I really didn't care for the leather one. It was too big! My feet would swing and I felt like a school child who just got into trouble.
The new chair is lighter (obviously) and it rocks and spins. Very convenient as now I can swivel it to see the TV or what's going on outside.
I haven't looked for an end table yet. But having spent all of my Christmas money already it'll have to wait. The step stool there now works well and is light enough for me to move it quickly out of the way when I spin the chair. Well, that will be the end of the house pics for a while. Now that my large projects are finished and I am content at the moment with how things look, it's time to focus on my art more.
Anyone else having huge problems with HGTV's new site?? I have lost all of my Rate My Space pages. Not impressed at all! That took a lot of work! Hopefully they'll get the kinks worked out.