Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Family Room Makeover

BEFORE




AFTER

See if you can spot all the differences from the first picture.

1. new wall color
2. new CHOCOLATE BROWN SECTIONAL (that started this whole business) and throw pillows
3. new fancy chair
4. new dining table (we stained it ourselves) and purchased chairs (same old benches I said I'd restain to match 5 YEARS AGO, but never have gotten around to it)
5. new hutch/cabinets still need to be refinished/painted offwhite to match the new island
6. new chandelier
7. one new floor lamp
8. new window treatments

Here's the opposite view:


1. notice the tablecloth hiding the "countertop" (it's just an old piece of plywood - 2 actually - duct taped together. nice.) still need to finish that project
2. new 3 tier basket organizer thingy - thank you craigslist for exactly what I wanted!
3. new island (we found 2 beautiful matching bathroom vanities at Lowe's and decided they would look so nice in our kitchen pushed together back to back - trying for a non matchy matchy look here with the contrasting white cabinetry.)


Some of my new favorite spots in this room are:

This seat by the entertainment center is my "piece de resistance". It's comfy and super stylish. That black on white floral print makes me so happy! And that Jeremy wanted us to purchase this beauty from Costco, our favorite store, was the icing on the cake.



My "above cabinet space" loves new/fresh decor. This whole white and black and brown accent thing is working so well with the blue wall color - some days I just stand there and take a few seconds to look at it and enjoy .... mmmm.... new color......


And I think I may have a slight fascination with clocks. Not time, mind you (obviously - they are all telling different/wrong times), just the clocks themselves.

13 comments:

Erynn said...

Beautiful! You are very talented/creative. I've been looking forward to the reveal since we saw you at Lowe's.

Kristin said...

I love the blue you chose. It is luscious. Also love the Costco chair. Pretty room!

Amie said...

I love it! Can you come do my house! Please!

Pollock Family said...

SOO, sooo cute! Love it! Love the chandelier too.

Older and Wisor said...

I personally don't like blue, but girlie you pulled it off! It looks so pur-tee!

I love the table under the clock better too....I can't tell if it was there already or not, but with the lamp it looks great.

Oh, and love the chair too. Did I forget anything?

Luna said...

It looks so nice. I think that is more the color I wante don my walls, but just didn't come out right. Too late now. I am NOT repainting. Way to big a project.

whittakerwoman said...

I love it! It looks great! I feel like you are a grown up! H

whittakerwoman said...

I love it! It looks great! I feel like you are a grown up! H

haley said...

I'm so inspired; I love what you did! I love the color so much. You have really gotten good. I remember when you were decorating your first house and trying to choose wall colors. You did a great job but... you've come a long way baby!!

kelly said...

I love it, that is my favorite makeover in your house. I want the black and white chair.

The Faridoni Fam said...

love what you've done! I saw this idea a while back that I have on my long gonna-do-someday list that you might like for your white dishes on display. Here's the link: http://www.wearethatfamily.com/2000/03/diyp-39-my-4-spring-makeover-giveaway.html

BabinBlogger said...

can one single person be so talented??? i love what you did, i've come back twice to your blog to admire your work! can you come to france and decorate my home!! you make everything look so good!

Laura Keith said...

So cute Jennifer! Good job!