All the pretties
The new furniture arrived yesterday, so as promised, photos of the pretty:
Ok, so the furniture shop called it a bookshelf, but I couldn’t find a TV cabinet I liked, and this looked like it might work, which it does, perfectly. I haven’t decided yet what to put on the lower shelves, and I need to attach some cable clips to the back to hide the spaghetti of wires, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s looking. I should probably also figure out some way of securing it against earthquakes, seeing as I haven’t got it sitting flat against the wall (I tried, but it looked better out at an angle like that – plus it makes the TV watchable from the whole room).
I was thinking of getting two chairs for this corner (to replace the two-seater couch that used to be there), but I only found one I liked, and now I see it there, I think a second would make it look too cluttered, so I might stick with just one. It definitely needs a lamp next to it, and possibly a little footstool. And I need to find some sort of cabinet to store the glasses and wine (they’re just on those shelves temporarily until I find a better place for them), and somewhere to store the board games (ditto), but I reckon this corner has a lot of potential – I can just see me sitting here doing my cross-stitch.
I’ve always wanted a room completely lined with books, and the sunroom (maybe I should rename it the library ;-)) now pretty much qualifies – well, the two walls that aren’t lined with windows do, anyway. The two lighter coloured bookshelves were there already, the darker ones are new, and yes, I actually have more bookshelf space than I have books (well, sort of – there’s a couple of boxes of bookcrossing books in the study needing to be sorted, plus a pile of textbooks I’ve got in my desk at work… still feels like luxury to not have double-stacked books though!). I’ve got a bit of work to do arranging the books into some sort of more logical system, and I’d like to get another chair for this room (I’ve got a lovely comfy armchair for reading, but I need something more dining-chair-like for when I want to sit and work at the table), but otherwise this room is pretty much done.
So, very happy with my new purchases, and I reckon I’m well on the way towards my aim of making every room in my house one that gives me joy just to be in.
Not only does your new stuff look awesome but you just solved a dilemma for me as well! As we only have one TV in the house and it is often in use by the younger two I was thinking of getting T2 a TV/DVD for his room for Christmas, only I couldn’t work out what to put it on. A new bookshelf will do the trick perfectly 🙂
Glad I could help 🙂
That’s one of the nice things about flat screen TVs – you’re much less constrained in the size and shape of what you can sit them on.
Love that armchair, looks very cozy and a great spot to do some intense reading or relaxed needlework and such 🙂
Funny, when I type hereby into the editing box of WP, it underlines it in red.
Feel free to point out errors.
It’s hard to write AND be a good editor. In my world anyway. 🙂
Weird. Maybe it’s an American English vs British English thing? My dictionary definitely gives it as hereby.
Furniture looks spectacular – good choices !! The chair – what can I say but Wow !!!!! Enjoy and keep smiling.