Monday, February 14, 2011

IKEA Can Change the World…

Or at least my living room!  In summary, 3 years ago I bought a matching set of Lane chairs.  Biggest mistake EVER!  Long ordeal in a shorter version?  It took 5 chairs to get two that were passable, and even one of the ones that I finally kept needed repair.  Well, they were marginal at best, but I settled with the two I had.  One has always had a chronic problem of the pillow top getting wedged to the back, and last week after hubby reclined the chair, it broke.  And by broke, I mean you have one side of your body 5 inches lower than the other.  The back looks worse, but here’s the picture I have:


So we went shopping.  And we ended up with a nearly new living room.  So here are the before:


The bookshelves are all IKEA as are the end tables, and as soon as the TV is replaced with a flat screen, I have the matching TV cabinet that fits neatly between.  But in the meantime, here’s what a new rug, two new chairs/ottomans, a new couch, and a new coffee table will get you! (Note, the first picture is closest to the true wall color)


Notice the reflection of the dog in the window below, kind of creepy, but he has a bad habit of getting in every picture!IMG_2900

Shockingly this is what the couch looked like before assembly:


Simply stunning. 

Now I just need to do some updating and rearranging of décor (almost time for snowman stuff to go away) and this room will be just perfect.


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