I've been trying to get things done around the house. First on my list was switching out our family room furniture (from the basement) to our living room (main floor). I don't know why I didn't think of this before! Our family room downstairs is very large, but I had our smaller, sleeker furniture placed there. Our living room, as you can see above, is quite small, but I had an overstuffed chair, rolled arm sofa and wing back recliner stuffed in the room!
The furniture switch has worked well. We use the living room more in the winter (enjoying the fireplace) and the family room more in the summer (it's in the basement, so it's the coolest place in the house). The family room has the overstuffed chair, wing back recliner, sofa, day bed and another chair, as well as the flat screen tv and the wii so we can watch movies and netflix. We've been enjoying it on Friday evenings as we all just get comfy and relax!
Switching the furniture cost us $0, but it's really made the house feel new and fresh.
A quick before and after of an old craigslist table and chair set. I knew that I wanted to have it redone, but finally realized that it would never happen if I did it myself. Luckily, we have a wonderful woman in town who does great furniture refinishing: Refabulous! This is what she did.