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Change of Plans

July 24th, 2010

Mr. vB and I have not only been busy working in the nursery, but we have also been doing a bit of rearranging on the 1st floor.

Remember when we got our floors refinished and moved all the furniture to the basement? {go here for the full recap}.  Well the sectional sofa never quite made it back upstairs.  Mr. vB and I had this great idea that we could make our almost finished basement into a cozy little den.  I mean who doesn’t love instantly adding square footage to their house??

So for the past 7 months our living room has been sitting pitifully empty except for 3 area rugs and this thrift store find.

My “plans” were to make the living room into a more formal sitting room, but plans are always meant to change aren’t they?

What I haven’t mentioned to you guys is that Mr. vB recently took a jump in the world of entrepreneurship.  He is doing extremely well and keeping super busy, but our basement den has turned into the Headquarters of V4 Web.  And with baby van on the way, I was thinking it could get a little tight with all of us hanging in the basement while I’m on maternity leave.  So the new plan is to still make the living room into a smaller sitting area, but have it baby and momma friendly too!

I have been searching high and low for an inexpensive love seat to tie the room together, but never really found anything that fit in our $500 or less budget. And the more and more I thought about it, I just didn’t see dropping moolah on a cheap sofa when we had an extremely comfortable one in the basement. So after a bit of discussion, Mr. vB and I decided to split up the sectional and bring half up to the living room and leave the other half down in the basement.  And surprisingly it works out really well!

Sure, most people have both a right AND LEFT arm to their sofa, but they are so over-rated.

I also brought down 2 of the nesting tables from my Ladies Lounge/Office to use as a side table and I think they work perfect!

Here’s the entire room..

The Birdseye view

And the view from the front door

I’m very pleased at how it’s coming together.  Now it’s time to find the perfect fabrics to make pillows, window treatments, and to reupholster the chair and ottoman in.  I have a few in mind.. let’s hope one works!

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  1. Carter Edwards
    July 25th, 2010 at 01:55 | #1

    Looking good. I think that the sofa looks great. Can’t wait to see the fabric.
    Arrived safely with all our bags. Vacation has begun.

  2. Susan
    July 26th, 2010 at 06:31 | #2

    what a fabulous bag under that nesting table!

  3. Tracy Melton
    July 27th, 2010 at 12:44 | #3

    Totty and Mr. vB…. nursery is looking great – I love keeping up with ya’ll through the blog and thru Justin’s updates too…

    Just wanted to add another GREAT thing about using just a piece of your sectional in the main sitting/living room is that the side with no-arm will be great to pull the walker up next too or the high chair or the swing, etc… and no big sofa arm getting in your way when you reach over to kiss van when he is being dahling …. LOL – Cheers, Tracy M.

  4. August 8th, 2010 at 21:29 | #4

    Well, I was so excited to find photos of the sliding barn door in your nursery. I hope it’s ok with you if I write a post for Curbly tomorrow and post it. (??) I’ll link to your blog and credit it with the photos.
    Enjoy ‘der’ baby and don’t blink your eyes or he’ll be all grown up next time you look.
    shelly leer

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