Thursday, January 29, 2015

Family Room Before and Afters

Today I was looking at the old listing of the new home we moved into a few months back, and MAN!!! What a change! I can't wait to share the photos of the family room.
To recap for you, the room started with purple/pink walls, wall paper on the bottom half, wood trim everywhere, outdated old green carpet, and an outdated light fixture/fan (which we haven't replaced just yet...but it is on the list of things to do).

Sound like a gem doesn't it? ;)

The layout of the house was what we were looking for and the family room has served as a great gathering space for our Monday night Bible study where we host 10-12 people at a time. It has worked out really well and for that we are thankful.

But it did take us about 6 months to get the room to a better state....just recently we had the carpet replaced. My hubby is amazing because he tore out all the carpet on his own! We hired a company to put the new carpet in and we are very happy with the results. We also repainted the walls and some of the trim (which there is a bit more left to do still), added our personal touches to it, along with some texture.

Are you ready to see the before pictures first?? Let's do it!!

I am sure the original homeowners loved this look, but it wasn't what we were going for so it had to change.
Here is the progress we have made so far...with the caveat that there are just a few more things left to do, but it is looking much like we wanted it.

What we have done so far:
Painted the walls in a beautiful neutral by SW called Mindful Gray
Trim is SW Alabaster
Put in new carpet
Added a jute rug for texture
Painted the French Doors in SW Alabaster to lighten up the space
We plan on keeping the fireplace in it's natural state

Still left to do:
Replace light fixture/fan with an updated one
Paint remaining bottom trim
Get a new sectional and move this couch to the office

And because I love a good side-by-side is one for you!

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  1. Beautiful job - what a transformation!
    ~ Paula

  2. Wow, I don't remember it looking that dated but I guess it did. Y'all have done an awesome job, looks great! Costco has some great sectionals right now for a really good price-not sure if you're members or not but might be worth looking into...

    1. We aren't members there but thanks for the heads up! We will hopefully find a great one soon. :-)

  3. Oh my goodness - what a difference you've made!! First of all your mantle is soooooo gorgeous. I am so glad you are planning on keeping it as is. The wall colors look fabulous and so much brighter and fresher, along with the carpet. I love your curtains too with the band of navy on the bottom! What a great space for your meetings and for every day living. Thanks so much for linking up to Best of the Nest, please join us again!

    1. I am glad you hosted a great party today! :-) thank you for your encouraging words!

  4. I love a good side by side comparison and you nailed it! Your room is beautiful. It must feel so good to make the room "yours" I can't wait to see the finishing touches.

  5. I love how you have brightened up the room! It looks lovely. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN! :)

    Life With Lorelai


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