Monday, March 8, 2010

Family Room Reveal... FINALLY!!!!

I'm FINALLY ready to reveal the re-do of our Family Room! Woot woot!!!!!

First, let me say that you will never see this room in any home decor magazine. Hee hee!

I wasn't out to create a room fit for the finest European castles, or the most beautiful North American Mansions or Villas.

My goal was to create a comfy space for our little family. One that the kiddos would be proud to bring their friends into to hang out. One that the Prince and I would be proud to invite our family and friends to join us for movie night or the big game. And lastly, one that would allow our furry babies to be comfy without us worrying about them ruining anything.

I hope you enjoy the tour of our new Family Room! You can see the before pictures here.

This first pic is the entry area. We installed a new front door (yay!!!!), new Brazilian Cherry pre-finished hardwood floors (LOVE!!!). I added some cute hooks and a basket to catch all the things the kids bring in the front door with them.

This is also the hutch top that my cousin was going to throw out and the Prince re-did for me! I think it looks cute here! It holds the kiddos' books, and dvd's (functional YAY!!!).

Next is my absolute favorite part of the room. You can see in the before pics that this used to be a solid wall. The Prince and I always dreamed of knocking the wall out and putting a pretty banister in it's place. I absolutely LOVE it!!!! We stained the banister with a walnut stain.

We added this brown leather arm chair for extra seating. Isn't that pillow cute? It's from Wally world!!!

This is where our tv now resides. The shelf under it isn't very pretty, but it holds our electronic necessities.

This is our new sectional. This guy and I have a love hate relationship! It's enormous. Which is what we wanted because we wanted a comfy space for us all to relax. But... GAHHHH! Hee hee!

Lastly, the chaise part of the sectional (Mom's spot... hee hee!). You'll notice my new window mistreatments here. Not sure I'm crazy about the sheers, but I'll figure something out (I'll keep you posted).

Making a guest appearance in this pic is little Maya and our brand new rescue puppy, Cody!!!

Some quick details to share with you. The paint color is Gaucho from Walmart's Color Place. It almost exactly matches the Brown Tee Pee that I used in the kitchen and breakfast room. The area rug is fro EBay and was... are you ready...$19.95!!!!

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

I'm linking up to:
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land


  1. What a wonderful job! You and the Prince should be very proud at the cozy space you have provided for your family! Just beautiful!

  2. Dawn, it looks wonderful! All your hard work really paid off. It looks warm and cozy, just like home should be! You should be very proud.


  3. It looks fabulous and very inviting! What a great job and worth the wait to see!! :-)

  4. The room turned out awesome! I bet the whole family loves hanging out in there! Love that sign above the TV!

  5. Oh my word!! It looks great. :) Such a welcoming, inviting room. I LOVE the area with the cushy chair. :)

    I hope you'll link this up to the "Show Me the Progress" party. :) It goes live tomorrow night and will be up all day Wed. There's a Giveaway at stake. ;)

  6. Beautiful! I love the floors, and the banister and open wall must be wonderful. So much more light must come through now. You guys did a great job!

  7. Dawn, I think you accomplished all the things that you wanted your familyroom to accomplish. I love the colors and the updated feel. Movie night, family night or having friends over- this room is one to be very proud of!

  8. What a great transformation! I saw that pillow at Walmart and may be adding it to my couch soon!

  9. I think it looks great. What an accomplishment.

  10. Good Morning! Randomly stumbled across your blog, and I am IN LOVE!!! I bought a new home in June, and have been trying to figure out my "style" and your blog is EXACTLY the style I've been trying to find!!! Can't wait to go through the archives :)

  11. Just 'found' your blog. Your room looks BEAUTIFUL!

  12. It's wonderful! We just bought almost exactly the same couch, and we love it. I love your paint color and your storage solutions!

  13. Hey Dawn! Thanks for following me! I love your living room - that sectional looks so comfy, and I love the blue/green accents.


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