So then I thought instead of using the little folding TV tray table why not move my Grandma's desk into the living room. But that meant something had to go. I sacrificed the big comfy recliner. It was old, the foot mechanism was sticking, it wasn't so comfy anymore and quite frankly was just plain big. Grandma's desk has made the rounds between various family members and is a little worse for wear. Someday I will refinish it or something. I just haven't got there yet.
I stacked a child size bookcase I purchased at a thrift store to give it a hutch look. I like that it is off center so I can tuck in a basket of pens (possibly some candy canes--don't judge) and my phone in the little nook.
The chair I am using as an office chair is an old wooden folding chair and is NOT comfortable at all. A quick fix involved 2 old throw pillows and apple green standard sized pillowcases to use as "slipcovers". I wouldn't fall asleep in this chair but at least my butt is no longer doing so. And I don't have to get up hunched over like a turtle because my back hurts from sitting on slab of wood.
I had to spend FOUR hours cleaning, organizing and decrapifying my living room to make room for everything but I probably needed to that anyways. The room feels much more open. Overall I think it looks nice tucked in the corner and fill what would otherwise be an awkward space.
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