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Living Room Woes | Making a new house home

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When we moved into our first family home just Daddy Moo, baby Moo and I it was always going to be temporary. 7 years and 2 more moo's later we finally moved into a house fit for our family. A lot of our living room furniture had been “make do” and hand me downs. Not to our real tastes. I knew the first thing we definitely needed was a new stand for our TV. Years ago we were given a big old TV with its own silver and glass doored stand. When this TV died and we got a new one we never replaced the stand. The TV sat uncomfortably on the top not matching and to be honest it was pretty ugly.  We bought this beautiful cabinet lovingly shabby chic painted. I love the feel of the wood and the distressed look. 

"Stuff" is filling up the living room!!! #moving

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Originally we had 2 fabric sofa's that were hand me downs from Nanny C. They were cream and worn and not really to our taste. When Networking Mummies published our first Dorset Business Mums Magazine I used my profit share to buy a lovely brown leather sofa. Then eventually we replaced another with a silver grey fabric one. Which was a huge mistake! The fabric sofa is so comfortable but always looks so dirty! I've tried cleaning it with the steam cleaner and carpet cleaner but it never looks clean!

I'd like to get some kind of corner sofa style but Daddy Moo isn't as keen on having essentially one sofa in the house. He's such a meanie! Just imagine all the lovely snuggles we can have the 5 of us instead of children moaning they aren't sat near mummy! Daddy Moo's taste can be quite eclectic and eccentric so he'd much prefer a leather patchwork sofa. Stylish, colourful and easy to keep clean.

We eat every meal together as a family around a table so having a large family dinning table is really important to us. In our previous house due to size restrictions we had a small rectangle table up against the wall which could only seat 5 and not that comfortably. In Nanny C's garage we had been storing a large pine country cottage table with 4 stunning chairs. Although we have 6 mix matched chairs, the table needs some sanding and Daddy Moo is keen to paint the pedestal grey I love having a large family table.

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I've bought some gorgeous curtains which I saw on instagram! For both the patio doors and living room window as the ones we have are far too dark. I know it will take time to all come together and feel like a proper family home (there is so much decorating to do!) but I'm dead impatient.

What about you? Do you enjoy dabbling with your home interiors? Are you a closet DIY fan? 

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