Piece by Piece

The sofa arrived yesterday and we are thrilled. Well, Bill and I are thrilled. The children and pets are now banished from the parlor, so they aren't super keen on these developments. 

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While the pets pace anxiously in the hall, the parlor now has a hint of what it will become. 

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The photo above was run through a filter to counteract the late-afternoon sun, so the sofa looks a bit dirty. But in real life the sofa is a light wheat color in a slightly nubby linen. The cushions are very firm, which I like (and hope that means it won't get sloppy for years to come). 

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In this room is also an old chair that I got for $17 at an online auction. It's a bit wobbly, but I think it will be awesome once I get it repaired and recovered. I haven't decided on the fabric yet--traditional or modern? 

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We also picked up a small side table at an antique store last weekend. We were originally there to check out a dresser for our little girl, but the dresser was ugly. Thank goodness we didn't leave empty-handed--it was a 90-minute drive each way. 

The table is covered in leather, with three good-sized drawers. It's in good shape--we won't have to do anything other than treat the leather with a little TLC.   

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The room is still in a "bare bones" state, but I would be lying if I said I haven't gone in multiple times to sit and enjoy the piece and quiet.  

We're done with this room for now. Next on the list are a few small items for our bedroom. And, of course, the guest room continues to glare menacingly from the first floor. We're still in disagreement about what needs to be done there. I'm voting for paint and furniture, while Bill is lobbying for changing the floors and maybe moving a wall. 

Anyone want to guess who will win out?