Well, I've started going through all the
hoarding storage moving mess that was taken out to the farm when we moved from the house in town to the apartment. It's definitely going to be a multi-weekend process. 2nd Man stays in town because stuff like this stresses him out...plus he's the type to say "why do we have this?" or "what are we going to do with that?". I understand that someday when we're out there full time, they are things we'll need.
Since we always promised to share the good AND the bad, below is the bad...the only "before" photo I could find of the living room (imagine a photo the other direction and the love seat looks the same). Currently, every horizontal surface in the house is being used to put the things we brought out. They all have a spot, it's just a matter of getting them INTO the spot...
|Living room before|
We had a homemade coffee table (that will be repurposed elsewhere and I'll put a post up about its creation) and an old rug that was just a bit too
formal fussy for the farm. It was also a bit big for the small living room space. The couches were filled up as well. Fortunately, because of all the open house showings we had in town while it was on the market, the realtor has us buy a few things. Some colorful pillows, a rug for the TV room and a couple for the kitchen, things like that. When we bought those items, we bought them with the knowledge of moving them to the farm once all was said and done with the sale. We also have some furniture, in this case a coffee table and matching end table, that wouldn't go to the apartment so they were destined for the farm as well.
|Living room rug and coffee table|
The first thing I did was get all the junk off the old coffee table and rug and remove both from the room. Then I put the new rug down along with the new "used" coffee table from in town and a few items on the table.
Then I replaced the previous end table, which was one of those round particle board tripod tables that you put a tablecloth over, with the new "old" end table, also from in town.
|Farmhouse living room|
I put the yellow pillows on the couches for color and that was it. Living room is done. I also started on the foyer desk area but didn't get pics of it because it's not finished. The plan is that soon, I'll go out and spend the night (once one of the beds is cleared off, ha) and take a whole weekend to get it all knocked out. We've just had a few cold and wet weekends lately so for now, it's easier to do it as one project/room at a time.
Nothing like Spring cleaning in the Winter!