Thursday, May 22, 2014

making progress

I mentioned that we got a new couch and that I am now known as "The Couch Nazi" and some of you asked to see it, so here she is!
 Isn't is PRETTY!!?? In the past, we've had some vintage sofas. One was $10 and one was $20. They worked in our 1969 Colorado home. They weren't working anymore. They both were badly in need of repairs and reupholstery and I didn't have the time or desire to take on the skill set. And professional reupholstery is super pricey (for a reason!) so we decided to say goodbye to those sofas and buy one we loved.

This room is not quite done, but it's lookin' pretty good! I'm going to hang the yellow curtains from our Colorado house and paint that TV stand (thrift store find in Virginia) a deep teal color. The rolling cart makes a perfect coffee table. It's more orange than it looks in the photo. We found that at Target, along with the awesome basket underneath, which holds quilts and was on clearance for $12! I would also like to recover the throw pillows that came with the couch, I just haven't found a fabric that sings to me yet.
 That rolling cart was so awesome, that we went back and grabbed the teal one (I dunno why it's so Crayola blue in the pic) to help with the Lego situation. Casey (who's a genius, obviously) put the top on upside down so their Legos don't fall off the side. Smart!! We have three huge bins of Legos (the under-bed size), plus several small bins to hold bigger sets that they want to keep separate. We don't allow Legos in the bedrooms (huge mess) and they really like to build in the main rooms anyway, where the rest of the fam is. In our Virginia house, we started calling the living room, "the Lego room" because they were just eeeeeverywhere! This cart is really helping a lot. It can roll behind the couch by the window or even into the hall closet, which we call the Harry Potter closet because it goes all the way under the stairs. That closet is where the big Lego bins live also. and I still have a living room and coffee table, hooray!
What are your creative Lego solutions??


  1. Yes it does look nice! Your new couch is beautiful and it has plenty of room for everyone. That cart as a coffee table...genius!!!

  2. Great sofa!!! So much room. Have fun! You clearly have more room in this living space than before, bet you love that :-)

  3. I was just in town, RIGHT BESIDE a Target. Why, oh why did I not go in? I want/need a rolling cart coffee/lego table too.

    I can't wait to see the TV stand all painted. :o)