Here again with the latest living room update. The living room that was a dining room is now back to being a living room. Because that’s how we roll around here.
You may recall in the last living room update we were using the large living room as a dining room because the existing dining room is really small. Since we have decided to sell, I thought it would present better to prospective buyers if we had it staged as a living room again. So out came the dining table and other paraphernalia and in went a seating area.
I’m all about getting the most use out of your spaces. If you have a space, say a dining room, that would serve your family better as something else, maybe an office or playroom, then I say go for it. Make your space work for you. You can still have a beautiful, functional home even if it’s not in a traditional layout.
The only thing I purchased for this room was the sofa. Everything else is from thrift stores or estate auctions. I may change out the light fixture for something more living room-y or -ish
That small chest of drawers to the left of the court cupboard will be moved upstairs once I get the last bedroom up there painted. It’s on the list.
I must confess that I did remove the spring decor I still had out before I took these photos. Usually I just share it as it is but….it’s October…and it made me feel like a complete slacker. Real life around here.
That small cherry gateleg table provides extra dining seating if we need it. The rest of the chairs are scattered around but can be rounded up easily. This helped offset the loss of seating from removing the giant dining table.
We did replace the floors in here but that’s all that’s been done. If we were going to stay in this house I would address the popcorn ceiling and the area over the fireplace. I’m just not sure if those are projects that will add value at this point. Well, maybe the popcorn ceiling thing would. I’ll think about it.
The mirror wall will be coming down shortly because we’re getting a new roof. The roofer suggested taking them down so they wouldn’t fall from any vibration. A hail storm did some significant damage so it’s all getting replaced, which will be great for resale so I’m ok with it. I will most likely paint and then put the mirrors back up. What do you think? I originally put them up to get them out of the garage and to help balance the large court cupboard on the other wall. We also don’t get much light in here, as you can probably tell, so the mirrors help bounce some of that around.
I would love to hear what you think of this latest living room update.
Have you ever used a room in your home for a different purpose than it may be intended? Did you get odd questions from your family and friends or did they just roll with it? Would you be put off by a wall of gilt framed mirrors and art if you were looking at a house to buy? Should I maybe go for one large statement piece of art.
To do list after latest living room update:
Install Quarterround and missing trim pieces