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Monday, August 3, 2015

Evolution of a Family Room.

It's kind of amazing to me how far the family room has come in the last year and a half.  Shortly after we closed on the house, when we at the house working, we would lay on the floor while we took breaks from various projects.  We would dream and hash out our plans for our new home while laying on that floor, soaking up the sunshine.

Our plans have changed and grown with time.  And while it feels slow, we've made so much progress.  The first step was a coat of paint.  After living for 2 months with a bunch of paint swatches on the wall, I chose S-W Aqua-Sphere, tinted at 50%.  Next, we ripped up the carpet because our dogs trashed it very, very quickly.  

That fireplace was screamin' for a remodel.  New tile wasn't in the budget, so a little paint fixed it right up. It was plain white for awhile before I painted a little marble effect onto it.  I'll post a tutorial about that too.  

The curtains softened the room immensely.  I was worried about blocking out too much light, so I made sure to hang them high and wide.  

The flooring went down in February and we are still loving it.  I had a really pretty sisal rug in here for awhile ... and then the dogs peed on it.  Sisal + dog pee = rug death.  For now, we're living with just the smaller rug, which I actually kinda like because it allows us to enjoy more of our beautiful floor!

 I wrote about installing the baseboards in this post.  I love how the finish the room!  

The giant mirror came down last weekend, so now we're planning our remodel.  We're planking the wall, mounting the TV, building out a fireplace surround, and building a mantle.  To say I'm excited would be an understatement.  Here's a little preview of what we have planned...

EEEEEKKK!!!  So pretty.  So, so pretty.  I'll post more specific details soon!


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