When I started this challenge 3 years ago, our family room (where we spend 90% of our waking hours) was a mess, really terrible sofas, ugly and uncomfortable and the table wobbly and unsafe.
Our family room is an extension off the kitchen and the most used room in the house. It is warm (due to the kitchen) and overlooks the garden which is lovely.
When we moved in we put our ‘best’ sofas into our lounge, a room we rarely use, even when we have visitors. I have no clue why it didn’t occur to us before but we moved the best (which are still pretty old to be fair) into the family room which freshened it up no end.
We invested in a new table (above) from Oak Furnitureland which was desperately needed. It is probably the most expensive piece of furniture we have ever bought and we had a fair amount of parts and delivery issues, but once we finally received all the parts and managed to erect it, it looks grand and hopefully it will last for many years to come.
The rest of the furniture was absolutely fine, I still love my Chinese furniture which was made in Macau, but until recently, every cupboard was bursting at the seams. It took the lockdown however to have time to sort through the cupboards and now they can breathe again.
The final thing we did was take away the computer and bring down my turntable from the attic so I can finally lay my albums again (task #50).
So that was it, a needed refresh which apart from the table, didn’t cost us a penny. I really needs a new carpet and a paint job, but that can be done at a later date 🙂 Pretty chuffed.
Just don’t go in the lounge…….