Little did I know that it would take us this long to get this far on our family room. Actually, we thought that a paint job and hiding all the wires would be all we would do this first year.
I reeaallly wanted a mantle, but even after scouring KSL for used ones, I knew there wouldn't be any way we could afford one right now. Enter our neighbors. We had them over for dinner one night and she learned about my love for holidays and thought it was so sad that we didn't have mantle to decorate. I completely agreed with her. She then told us about her house didn't have one either when they moved in and her family friend built them a cheap one. She asked him if we would build us one and he kindly offered for such a great price we couldn't refuse. (He was in the middle of a house remodel himself but whipped out a mantle in a week and half. Bless that man.)
It took a few weeks to get it painted because I had to wait for nice weather to spray it.
And then it took a few more weeks to actually get it hung.
And then we had to adjust some of the TV cords.
And then we had to cut the baseboards to fit the new space. And we still need to paint them and attach them, but you can't tell. Shh. It's our secret.
We keep most of the toys upstairs, but we want this room to be a place for the kids to play as well. It was driving us crazy to be stepping on them and not having a place for them. We found a cheap little shelf at Target to keep a few toys and books in the corner. Blake really has loved helping put things together.
Now, it finally has looks like a room. Since it's Easter time, you get to see the Spring version. And those extra dining chairs will someday be replaced with more comfy seating or a sectional.
|^i love how brandon made all the cords from TV to DVD cabinet hidden. gives it such a great, clean feel.|
Family Room To-Do List
Paint Walls Run cords through wall and under baseboard Hang TV Figure out a shelf solution for DVD player Get a mantle Paint a mantle
- Paint and reattach baseboards
- Get new seating: sectional or 2 couches and some chairs?
- Get a large colored rug to break up the brown carpet
Small toy shelf?
- Hang mirror
- Decorate walls/ collage wall?
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter @ 75% plus 2 extra ounces of white
DVD cabinet: IKEA
Mantle color: Rustoleum matte white spray paint
Toy shelf: Target
Lamp: Thrifted for $6 and spray painted (this is the 2nd color now)