Some time ago (about September last year) we decided that it was silly not to use the 'good' sitting room on a daily basis - I mean what was I thinking if you have a room use it! When M&D were over from the UK we put them to work with a paint brush and roped them is an furniture movers. We had everything how we wanted it with one exception. The only TV aerial is in a corner - usually not a problem but due to the position of the doors and windows a long TV unit (like we have) is not going to work. We have been on the look out for a corner unit ever since.
Just after Christmas we came across one in our local Salvation Army shop for $50, rescued it and brought it home. It really didn't go with our nice white furniture so it needed a face lift.
Its not totally before as we had already taken the doors off for painting but this was as soon as I remembered to take a photo.
A few coats of paint later - no matter what it says on the time one coat is never enough over dark wood - it looks like this and sit nicely in our sitting room.
I love it but Jot is not impressed. She has the whole cupboard to put her stuff into but hates the fact she can't reach the DVD player to change whatever it is we are watching in the middle of a crucial part.
I hope you all had a good weekend and I will be back later in the week with some sewing (I hope). Have a good week.