Before selling our home, there were a few projects remaining to check off my list. Well, I am happy to say that with finally finishing up our family room, it is ALL complete. Getting our home on the market has been a bittersweet experience. It is such a huge compliment to know that others want to buy this home we have worked so hard on, but it will be hard to say goodbye. My husband and I have shed blood, sweat and tears turning this house into our home.
First, let's stroll down memory lane to the day we moved in:
Then, we eventually progressed to this:
Family Room Reveal
And... here is the final product! What a labor of love this family room has been!
Fireplace - I really wanted a fireplace in this room. So when I found this beautiful mantel at a vintage show for $250 I snatched it up. However, it was super important to me to make it look like it was an actual fireplace instead of wood I threw up against the wall. So we created a hearth and made a tile surround. You can view the full tutorial here.
Wall - This is a big wall. To add a fun element my husband added the wainscoting for the perfect backdrop. To balance it, I painted 2 thrifted dressers the same color for either side. (blog posts here)
Decor - For decor, I had to work around the black box. I used half windows to balance either side and then some candle sticks for added height. I found this trough at a vintage market (similar one here) which is perfect for hiding my DVD player. If you look close you can see it under there. For more ideas on decorating around a TV, see my post here.
After I got my dressers in the room I realized I needed tall decor on either side to help create a cohesive look. And, guess what? I made those pictures. The striped one on the left is made out of wallpaper (tutorial here) and the ones on the right are from napkins (tutorial here). The black one is just a really big chalkboard I also made and the Love you more sign is from 2 crafty 4 my skirt.
Couch- I love how my new couch from Home Reserve helped to transform this space. Home reserve couches are a great affordable way to update your furniture. They offer many different fabrics to choose from, and since you build them yourself they can be customized in so many way. They also have added storage under the couch cushions and this is the best part... did your dog chew something up or your child spill something? Don't worry you can buy replacement parts!
Watch how we put them together below.
To balance out the other side of the room, I included a selection of toss pillows, a throw and this beautiful rug that pulls in all of my colors together nicely. Check out my throw pillows here, they are very affordable. Instead of a coffee table I opted for this cute pouf.
And I can't go without adding in some greenery to the space! Like this fig tree.
Don't forget my amazing new wallpaper in my laundry room by Sarah Eggett Co.
I hope you love my family room reveal!
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