getting so close…
There are just a few details left in the family room!! We’ve painted the trim, built-ins, fireplace, and walls. We laid a new floor and re-arranged the furniture (we had it against the walls originally). Everything is feeling much brighter and more FRESH! We still have a bit of trim to lay on the floors. And I need to figure out window treatments once the windows are painted later this spring (probably some sort of woven roman shade). But we are close enough to go ahead and call it “DONE”!
We used the same “Outerbanks” color on the bead board in this room since it is open to the kitchen. And the walls are that same shade as well (just a couple shades darker than the kitchen walls).
I didn’t edit these pictures at all…so you can see that we still have some unfinished business to attend to (and sweeping might not be a bad idea either!)
A couple of weeks ago I whipped up a couple of pillows from some upholstery fabric I had on hand. I’ve had this nubby striped linen for over a year (I purchased it at a fabric warehouse for a song). The pillows on our chairs were getting really faded and worn so I slipped out the down cushions and recovered them! Such quick gratification
The people who built this house were window seat crazed. There is a window seat in pretty much EVERY room. In theory…window seats are so charming and wonderful. In real life…they are kind of a lot of wasted space. But I still love them…they just make furniture placement a bit more of a challenge! I’d like to see this one filled with fun pillows!
Behind the couch there is a nice open area. On one side is my aqua bookcase (still on a drop cloth and ready to be put back in place!) and on the other side is my desk area that I showed earlier. The kitchen is to the right of this picture and there is quite a bit of open play space. It is usually filled with Thomas the Train puzzles or race tracks
This was our only purchase for the room. I started out looking for a farm table that I could cut down into a coffee table. But this ottoman fits the bill perfectly. It rounds out the furniture placement well (sorry for the pun!) and it is comfy for the kids. Since it is lower than a coffee table…it has been a great spot to practice pulling up (and getting down) with Danny too. Love the crackled, distressed leather because it means my kids can’t hurt it!
Our old pillows and new pillows seem to be getting along nicely together too.
The room has come a long, LONG way since we moved in! Here is the living room shot from the flyer when we bought the house: lots of oak, olive green carpet, wood blinds, and dated brick. They must have seriously doctored up this photo too…because it still looks light and bright…and in real life it was a complete CAVE! NO natural light coming in at all. It is a much happier place now!
I’ll be sure to share a few more pictures once everything is back in place and really finished up!