So Ed and I have been living in our basement while the reno upstairs has been going on. Since the kitchen is finally finished (except for a few pieces of trim.....grrr) we decided the dust had settled enough to finally move upstairs. Basically this meant moving the TV upstairs. Sad. Does everyone else live wherever the TV is?
Here's the living room Saturday morning.
And here it is Saturday afternoon.
And here it is now!
(fuzzy iPhone pic)
The plaid and chevron combo cracks me up.
First we moved the couch and ottoman up from the basement. By "we" I mean Ed and our friend Joe who lives close by and is always called upon for jobs like this. Thanks Joe.
Don't come over to my house unless you want to end up on the blog. You've been warned.
The Verizon guy was coming around noon to install a cable outlet next to the fireplace and Ed wanted to get a TV mount on the wall before he got there.
So he got out the level and the drill and marked where he would drill the holes.
And realized quickly that our 14v cordless drill was no match for the brick behind the wall. Even with the right masonry drill bit. So he tried our other drill which is not cordless and still no dice.
Meanwhile, the Verizon guy showed up early. He was instantly frustrated because Verizon had told him that we just needed our internet hooked up instead of needing a new outlet installed. He said he had to cancel the ticket with Verizon, but that he would go ahead and install the outlet free of charge.
Then, as the Verizon guy was drilling a hole through the side of our brick house, Ed had a brilliant idea.
We paid the nice man for his time and the use of his much more powerful drill. Six holes drilled plus a new outlet for less than what we were supposed to pay Verizon? Fantastic.
Ed said his vision for the whole house is complete. Typical dude.
So! Back to the Saturday afternoon picture. Here's the plan.
Or at least the immediate plan.
1. You might remember that I found these two chairs on Craigslist for $25 each. Now that most of the major reno is done I hope to get around to reupholstering them. Until then, the chevron and plaid will just have to get along.
2. This ottoman/coffee table will eventually be sent back down to the basement. I would like to find a brass and glass coffee table instead. I think with the large couch and two big-ish chairs, something that feels lighter will look better.
3. We need a rug stat! I'm stumped on this one....not sure what we'll end up getting.
And then there will be throw pillows and pictures/mirrors/etc for the walls to get too. Like everything else in our house, it will be a while before it's a completely finished "After" but at least it's much better than the "Before!"