Tuesday, July 3, 2012

House Update: The Playroom!

We have now been in our house for 3 months.  It feels like so much longer than that though!  We have done a few changes to the house and the most recent one was Charlotte's playroom. There is a room off of the living room that is the first room you see when you walk into our house.  I'm not sure what to call it.  I normally end up calling it the library because of the shelves that line the walls but really it's our play room.  When we bought the house I wasn't sure what to do with this room.  It has wood paneling that is actually pretty.  (It really is, I promise!) The ceiling is curved and painted white.  Our fireplace is in this room so I guess it could be called our family room.  We didn't have a fireplace in our old house so I am looking forward to using it this winter.  Dan and I have a different style that a lot of people.  We make quick decisions and luckily Dan trusts my ideas even when I second guess myself. 

Anyway...I had been on the lookout for a cool couch for this room.  I had tossed around the idea of putting in two club chairs but decided on a couch so that it could hold more people.  We actually use this room and I wanted something comfortable.  I searched for weeks for the perfect piece of furniture.  I found an awesome chesterfield sofa but it was $6,000.  Yeah right, no way would I spend that on a couch for a playroom.

 I ended up finding a couch on Craigslist by searching "tufted" every few weeks.  When we got it home I thought "oh my gosh, this thing is hideous, what did we do." It was super heavy and smelled like wet dog.  We got it in the house and I immediately threw a blanket over it because it was such an eyesore.  Even though I bought it with the intention on recovering it I couldn't look at it until I had a plan.  Our friends had left us a small wing back chair that I wanted to recover also. 

After fabric shopping several times I finally found the perfect fabric for the couch and chair.  I have recovered furniture before and it's almost more difficult when you have more choices.  Now that I have rambled on about these two pieces of furniture here are the pictures. 
View from our front door

I'm really happy with how everything turned out!  It's amazing what a little color can do! 
Charlotte loves her new playroom!


  1. ha! i kinda liked the old couch.. ooops there's that retro style of mine. I LOVE what you re-did to the couch thou and look at that baby. Of course she is sooooo excited about this awesome retro play room. Stylish baby.