Anyway, enough of my personal prejudices ...
|Patio Doors BEFORE.|
So these are the new French Doors... [sorry about the photo quality, there are better ones later].
The nasty vertical blinds and the fabric pelmet went in a skip...
|French Doors AFTER|
I thought this would be a good time to show the 'BEFORE' picture again..
And here are some more shots from various angles...
This is a much better view of the French Doors.. The brown leather ottoman and two fireside chairs were from Urban Barn. We have a really good one in Nanaimo... The ottoman between the two chairs is one I picked up at a charity shop for $10 and recovered in some beige velvet.
This cream Moroccan style side table/stool was a Winners bargain.. They had them in a couple of places in town for between $129 and $189.. I paid $49 for mine, so I was thrilled...
I've got a blue one in the Living Room too.. they are so useful.
This final shot shows the cubby unit behind the sofa... I got the idea from a magazine, where a girl had had one custom made from solid mahogany for thousands of dollars. I didn't have that kind of money to spend, but all the pieces designed for behind a sofa were too tall.. I only had 28 inches to play with.
Then I had a brainwave..
Which leads me to my new IKEA catalogue which arrived today.. [it's tiny..] but there on page 3...
This is the 5 shelf version mine is the 4 shelf.. but they from the same series..
and behind my sofa on their sides they are just rested on top of each other... and all for less than $200 inc shipping.