To recap for you, the room started with purple/pink walls, wall paper on the bottom half, wood trim everywhere, outdated old green carpet, and an outdated light fixture/fan (which we haven't replaced just yet...but it is on the list of things to do).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 comparison...here is one for you!
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