I suppose everyone who owns their first house usually has a room that ends up getting redecorated first. Ours was the living room. We did not really plan it that way. It just kind of happened. I’m very pleased with the results. The first thing to change were the couches. My husband and I each had our own apartment furniture and it did not really fit with the historical interior of our house. I naturally expected this and was prepared to wait until I felt inspired.

Here were our first couches. Mine is on the left and I had a cover over it because I wanted to be able to easily change the color when I wanted. My husband’s is the white one in the middle that he is sitting on.

Living room with apartment furniture

Living room with apartment furniture

Here is the new couch. Also note the new location.

New couch

New couch

Next, once we got a new couch, we needed new side tables. I don’t have pics of the original side tables because they are the two tier bookshelf things you buy at Target/Walmart for your dorm. I knew I wanted antique side tables but I did not have a particular style I was looking for. I figured I would know it when I saw it. That’s exactly what happened when I visited my sister in Minneapolis and went to the large antique stores. I got great deals on the tables.

Here they are.

Side table for me

Side table for me

Other table for between the two chairs (old living room chairs)

Other table for between the two chairs (old living room chairs)

Then, my husband was jealous (as jealous as a guy can get over side tables that his wife has and he doesn’t) so, he “demanded” that we go buy him one too. Haha. Whatever you say honey. So this was the one he picked out at Target. He put it together himself. I like that it still looks “vintage.”

Manly side table

Manly side table

Once the three tables were in place, the TV stand was no longer acceptable. So that got updated also.

Ugly first TV stand

Ugly first TV stand

So this is the new waaaay classier one.

New TV stand.

New TV stand.

After the TV stand change, the three chairs were replaced as of Easter this year. I already wrote on that event in another post, here. But most recently, the third chair (to replace the “bachelor” chair) arrived at the store and we picked it up. Now it is here!!! It has Latin writing on it!!!! Hahahaha.

First “bachelor” chair.

"Bachelor" chair

“Bachelor” chair

New chair which I LOVE!!

Latin!

Latin!

The draw back to this chair is that it is not a recliner. Therefore, I took it upon myself (at my husband’s request) to buy an ottoman suitable for our living room style. I was shocked at how expensive ottoman’s are. Our living room is not huge, so I could not have one that is the size of a large dog bed; not going to fit. Together we looked at the ottomans at Target. For a guy, he was relatively impressed with the choices there. I bought three. I couldn’t decide.

Three choices for foot rests!

Three choices for foot rests!

Here is what we went with.

Chair with Latin writing to replace the "bachelor chair"

Chair with Latin writing to replace the “bachelor chair”

I really wanted stripes because we didn’t have any stripes yet, and I think it’s a nice contrast and goes well with our other pieces of furniture. The only thing I dislike about it is that the legs are lighter colored brown when all of the feet on the chairs/couch is dark brown. *sigh*.

So here is the total living room. We really enjoy it!!!

Full living room

Full living room

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