A Little Rearranging

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:
TFP Curtains 1

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. . .

TFP Pews 1

. . . and flipping the couch around.

TFP Pews 2I was instantly in love! We added 1 pew behind the couch and nestled our candy bar between it and the wall.

TFP Pews 3The 2nd pew went perpendicular to the couch to separate the living space from the dining/reading area.

TFP Pews 4

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.

TFP Pews 5

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?

TFP Pews 6

PS – maybe one day I’ll make an actual curtain for that door and take down that nasty curtain. Maybe. We can only hope.

What do you think?