It did take us awhile....a LOOOONG while and I cried a lot and he sweated a lot and we ate out a lot.....but.....WE DID IT.
I've always thought these kinds of little nooks and crannys added personality to a room.....sweet hubby made sure I had an alcove in this new part of an old room and I do love it.
The black shutters on each side of my big windows were found in a junque shop and they were pink. I took them home, spray painted them black and hubby hung them for me. I love the texture they add to my room.
The vintage, English chest I got at a garage sale for $40.00 several years ago ...the lady selling it had just had it restored and refinished and she didn't like the color. I did !!!!! :)
FINALLY....at the other end of this room, I was finally able to have the wall of bookshelves I've always wanted. 2 chairs with an ottoman, a good reading lamp, a little tiny table to sit my coffee cup on and right across from me is a wood burning stove. I LOVE IT ALL !!
There's the 2 leather sofas (I would love to have red fabric sofas but hubby loves leather and....well, he lives here, too and now I kind of like them ok) and room for a little loveseat in sage.