Here was Mr. Free's first reaction...
We wasted no time once we got home and saw the finished product, and started moving in furniture.
Mr. Free's parents delivered our brand new sectional.
I put together the bookcase (which matches the TV stand) and we brought out a hand-me-down recliner to put in the corner.
This is the TV sitting area.
I think it'll look great and will offer a cushy place to put up our feet and if baby is tottering around they won't hurt themselves if they fall against it.
I have lots of decorating to do now, but am TOTALLY up for the "challenge"!
And for those wondering, to finish our approx. 511 square feet of living space came in at $4,007 for all materials. This includes every tool, screw, and piece of wood we had to buy. We saved THOUSANDS in labor and are thrilled with the results!