Do you wanna see?
What do you think? Delicious? I do. I was going to go for a more colourful fabric choice originally, but the check just won me over.
As you see, not very much in the spirit of my Pretty Crafty Home quest for the year. The only things I can say in may defence are that I actually ordered it last year (just), after Christmas. So technically, it wasn't part of this year. Ok, I agree, a bit flimsy. It was in the sale though, a fabulous 50% off! That's something isn't it?
I forgot to take a before shot before we moved the old sofa out, so it's kind of hard to see what that side of the room looked like before, but I have got the two ends of the sofa, so if you screw up your eyes and use your imagination a bit you'll have some idea of what we had before.
Ok, so the fact that they were taken at different angles doesn't help much either. But to explain, we previously had two sofas in this room, a large 3 seater and a smaller 2 seater. The smaller 2 seater sofa is now gone and replaced with my beautiful armchair.
I've been playing and I've tried it this side...
But I think it looks better the other side....
It's opened up the room a lot. For a start the door open opens up a lot wider, instead of banging against the sofa and the room feels more spacious too. There will also now be a nice corner for my ridiculously too-big-for-the-room, over the top Christmas tree to fit into.
And best of all, you see that little alcove to the right? I've always dreamed of having a little cupboard and shelves in it, for extra storage and because it'd look so fab - well now I can. Hoorah!
It's turning into a rather comfy little crochet spot too. I've just got to resist the usual urge of surrounding it knee deep in yarn and woolie projects of one kind or another!