New but Old Living Room Furniture
Welcome to my living room. This is my husbands favorite place in the whole house. It is our gathering room, meeting room, most nights our dining room, TV room, and so much more. And now, it is our memory room. We recently sold our couch and took this couch and chair from Tony’s Mom, because she was moving into a rental unit we own and she didn’t want this much furniture. I have been in love with this couch, chair and ottoman since she got it back in 1999/2000. It is a very well built set and still has many years left in it. It is hard for my hubby and I to find furniture we like as all the new stuff is so puffy and big and made poorly but priced highly. So, this fits us, and our home just right.
The brown recliner we have had for about 15 years, and we acquired it from his Grandma when she passed (RIP Agnes). You see Nellie there taking a stand on the recliner, claiming it as her’s. Then off to the side is a wooden rocker, that was Tony’s Dads and we acquired that when he passed as well. (RIP Art). The little table between the 2 chairs, is made from a hunk of wood Tony found, and it is super cool and one of a kind. The 2 deer heads on the walls, are ours. My first buck and one of Tony’s largest bucks.
I am not one of those girls who need or wants all new stuff. I love old stuff, decorate with old, vintage, retro, lodge, etc., items and love it! The only things in the room that are “new” or bought new was the rug (and that needs to be replaced again) and my other lamps. Those lamps were bases I had from other lamps and I put new lodge style shades on them. And no lodge home is complete without some fake trees to add that outdoor feel. I add lights to mine for the holiday’s and some homemade ornies from some prim gals I know.
Our living room means the world to us, in more ways than the typical. It has been the room for long discussion, tender moments, tears, laughs, secrets, a little lovin (hehehe) and so much more. This living room, used to be a bedroom and we ripped out a wall between the living room (old one) and bedroom to make it bigger. So, aside from all the hard work and money put into it, it holds a special place in our hearts because our family lives here in the memories we have made and the furniture we use.
Do you have a room that is special to you? Do you like old or new goodies for your home? Have you kept something from a family member that has passed? Share your thoughts with me.
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