Also, the new cushions for the sofa arrived. I got them from Ballard Designs and I'm happy to report that the quality is great...they are super comfy too. I love the white cording and think the black will look much better than paw-print-covered ivory :)
Finally, I got the cute little palm tree for the corner. I thought the area could use a little more green. Hopefully I can keep it alive!
As usual, the to-do list for the space is ongoing. Besides getting an old chalkboard for the wall behind the sofa, I still want to install a beadboard ceiling and paint it blue. I found this tutorial, so my husband and I might attempt the project on our own. I'm also considering an outdoor rug...what do you think?