I just googled "difference between living room and family room". There was a lot of debate on the subject. The general consensus was that a living room tends to be a little more formal than a family room. It would be the room without a TV. I don't really have any formal spaces in our house. And both rooms have a TV. But I would consider this room to be our living room.
This room is what you enter from the entry room, so it is sometimes a dumping ground. Although, so is our entry way come to think of it. But it does get messy fast. As you can see from this picture.
I want to make more sense of the cabinets. They used to have doors on them but I removed them when painting and never put them back up. I want to leave them off the top but I need to find some for the bottom cabinet. I also want a faux fireplace where the yellow table is. (yellow table will be going up for sale very shortly). There was a hugely disgusting faux fireplace there when we moved in but we tore it out. Here are some reminder shots.
And then this-
And then this-
I want to find a way to connect the top and bottom cabinets. I think that will help it to feel more like a piece of furniture and less like some weird kitchen cabinets in a living space.
I also want to clean up all of the wires by drilling a hole and hiding them in the cabinet under the TV, along with the DVD player and Wii system.
This is what it looks like now. The laminate was not easy to come off.
I also need curtains (I think I found some at Tuesday Morning!), artwork and accessories.
I'm also on the lookout for a new couch and a small dresser/set of drawers. I'm moving the shelves in the corner into the basement. That is where I would put the dresser.
I found this couch on Craigslist for $120. I haven't contacted them yet. What is your opinion? It was listed stating "great condition and re-upholstered". HA! It could be a fun project. I absolutely love the shape. I want something old but not stuffy. Pretty but still fun. It seems like this fits the bill, but I'm still not sure.
I want to get rid of our ugly fan and replace it with a white one that blends in more with the ceiling. That fan has come in handy during summer months.
We have trim to finish and paint touch-ups around the windows to do. I also need to figure how to fill those open shelves a little better.
Well, that's probably not it but it's all I can think of right now. When working with a budget I don't know if I'll get everything on my wishlist, but I sure am hoping.
Do you have any indoor projects planned for these winter slumber months?