Livingroom Makeover: Phase 1

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Well, this livingroom is my elephant. No, I'm not going to eat my furniture, but I am moving them around in an attempt to give my livingroom a whole new less-crappy, less-cluttered look. This is my first bite.

The above picture shows my living in its original state. Note the following offenders:
  • the crapload of boxes everywhere brought up from the basement and from Roomie's mother's home.
  • the sofa, under the window on the left, that constantly moves and must be pulled out to close the curtains.
  • the sheer curtains on the left that allows us to give the neighbours a peep-show ever night.
  • the bookcases to the right that crowds the room and brings in the walls.
  • the lamp on the left that's way too low and small.
This weekend, we tackled Phase 1. Check it out in the photo above. Now, note:
  • the lack of boxes under the bookcases - actually, note that there are fewer boxes overall... gone to Goodwill.
  • the trunk... or future coffee table.
  • the sofa is gone... moved to the familyroom after the futon that was there was moved upstairs (thanks to Roomie and mr. harmzie).
  • the addition of the round white clock on the blue feature wall.
The next step - Phase 2 - will entail tackling more boxes and the movement of the two bookcases on the right to the blue feature wall. They'll be flanking the loveseat. Stay tuned!


  1. Anonymous24 July, 2008

    Wow - looking good! Decluttering makes me feel so much better. I love the blue wall!

  2. I'm so jealous. I'm not even sure of what! Progress, maybe. It looks great! :-D

    Try Urban Barn for drapes (I only say that because you mentioned them). Despite the *really* pricy (albeit beautiful) furniture, their accessories are pretty well priced! Especially for what they are.

  3. @Kari -
    Thanks! Yes, decluttering is awesome for getting good energy flowing around the house again. We got rid of a ton of stuff last year... we should be matching that amount by the end of this summer too.
    Isn't that blue wall great?! A girlfriend's daughter called it "Cookie Monster Blue". :)

    @harmzie -
    Thanks! I believe you're jealous as I was of your wall of dressers! Definitely progress and the execution of plans. :)
    Oh, yes, I love Urban Barn's drapes (and everything else that they sell)! Do they have any of those curtains that use the spikey hooks? I've got one of the older curtain rods, and it still ties in well with my decor so I'd like to get a curtain that could use it.

    @myrtle -
    Thanks! I can't wait 'til I get those bookshelves moved. That's going to make the biggest difference in that room... well, that and getting all those crappy boxes out! :)