October 13, 2009

Family Room: Before and After

Today's the day I'm FINALLY able to show off all that has changed in the family room.
It's a large and busy "L" shaped room. It has a TV/Movie area, a mudroom area, a scrapbook/kids craft area, a kids media area and a playroom area. The walls were dark and it felt like you were in a cave. My plan was to lighten up the room and give it a little character.

Light. Clean. Minimal. That was the plan.

Enough talk, time to get to some before and afters!

This was the before view from the doorway looking towards the TV area.


Here is the before view from standing in front of the TV, looking toward the kids media area and the play area.


Here is the before view of the mudroom area.


Love how the new curtains turned out. Using inspiration from Layla over at The Lettered Cottage(love her blog!), I uses drop cloths and added ribbon, for some graphic flare.

Here is the before view of the mudroom area and scrapbook/kids craft area.

Another view showing the hallway to the laundry room.


Here's another view.
And last, but not least, I love how my newly slipcovered chaise looks all spruced up. It looks like I might have hung the frames a little high, but I plan to fix that with another row once I find something to put in them.

Ahhhhhh, nothing better then a beautiful space you can be proud of.

Until tomorrow, Robin


  1. I love it! You did a great job, the chaise looks amazing!

  2. OH ROBIN!! Holy Wow! Absolutely fabulous! I love love love the black, white and tan. L.O.V.E. the ribbon on the drapes. You should be proud.

    Girl when do you sleep??

    You go girl! One day my house will look that good. That's my goal anyway.

  3. I love it! That is a HUGE room.... you did so well! Love the beadboard. Love love love the dropcloth curtains. I may have to borrow that idea. I like them so much better with ribbon.=)

  4. Love it. The wall color really lightened up the space. Your new curtains are wonderful. Mimi

  5. Wow, your room looks great. It looks so much bigger and open with the new paint color and I LOVE the beadboard, mudroom area, and curtains. Great job!

  6. I bookmarked this entry to save the curtain idea! I love the ribbon trim!

  7. Very nice - big improvement! The paint color is a million times better! Great job :)

  8. That totally brightened and made that space look sooooo much bigger. Nice job!

  9. Nice work, and I like those drop cloth drapes. You simply can't beat the price, either.

    I think neutrals really work. I blogged about my cousin's summer home on Martha's Vineyard today, and it's been interesting to read the comments. It appeals to a wide spectrum of people because it's calm and serene. I think you'll enjoy your space as well. You've got similar colors as he does.

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  10. love the new lighter color, so crisp and new looking, love it,,,I am a new follower of yours and would love you to come for a visit..

  11. You've been working hard! I loved seeing your before and afters! Everything looks amazing...so warm and inviting.

    Happy Met Monday!


  12. I found that I was able to buy good family room furniture for a great price at the spacify.com. It was less costly than elsewhere.


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