Our living room has gone through quite a few changes since we moved-in in February. We’ve bought a new couch, updated the legs and I made new curtains but I felt like the room was still missing something: enough seating. I left a teaser on my Facebook page last week but we were able to acquire 2 church pews! Now I know what you might be thinking; church pews? Really? But stay with me here. They belong to Phillip’s boss and they’re on what I’m calling permanent loan to our living room. So when I hung the curtains, the room looked liked this:
As you know, we really want to rebuild our fireplace so we thought we’d go ahead and flip the room to be oriented toward the one-day mantle. We began by clearing out the TV from the back corner. . .
. . . and flipping the couch around.
I was instantly in love! We added 1 pew behind the couch and nestled our candy bar between it and the wall.
I was planning on making a cushion for each pew but I have to admit – they’re really comfortable as is! You can tell that these pews were likely in an auditorium with a slanted floor so now that they’re on level ground the seat back is almost reclining.
After some more arranging and a little staging, here’s what the final product looks like! What do you think, love it or hate it?
PS – maybe one day I’ll make an actual curtain for that door and take down that nasty curtain. Maybe. We can only hope.