This room is still a work in progress and we have many ideas and things we want to add/change. But we all know that takes time and money right?
Note: we have ripped out the old nasty carpet that was here before we moved in (it was one of the first things we did) and we now have concrete floors until one we decide what type of flooring we are going to go with in this room and second when we have the money saved to put in new flooring. We have had carpet before but we aren’t big fans of it and prefer hardscapes. We have to many people, kiddos and dogs…wouldn’t be the best choice would it? So we are currently debating hardwood, tile or stained concrete. We are leaning more towards stained concrete. It will be something we do ourselves so when money and time allows you can expect a future diy post on that.
Don’t be afraid of COLOR for the inside of your home!
Don’t be afraid of color! Most will do one accent wall in a bold or daring color and leave it at that. I’m here to tell you just go for it!
We knew that we wanted color and we knew we had this LARGE room to paint and we’d already been thinking “some shade of yellow” we go into our local home improvement store and there just happens to be a 5 gallon bucket of discounted yellow paint! I like to believe it was waiting for US to take it home that day.
So, what do you think we did?!
“High-fived!” with excitement and shouted out loud “Alright!”
Yes, right there in the middle of the paint department. – We. Have. No. Shame.
With the biggest smiles on our faces – because we had just scored an awesome deal and because we knew we were kinda crazy to go with such a bright color.
After a few days of painting like there was no tomorrow we finally finished it, even if we had aching arms! haha. Then came the fun stuff – design and decor!
But we did it and we love it!
You can’t see it but the picture frames above the coach still have the stock photos that they come with. LOL! STILL and it’s been 4 months since we did this. Hey! We’re trying to find the perfect photos to put in said frames. When we do I plan on take a picture to show proof we finally quit putting it off and decided to be productive.
I was searching the web high and low on ways to clean the black on the stone and I was luckily able to get some of it off and it looks a lot better. If anyone knows of something that works like a charm please let me know.
The fireplace mantel is always being changed but for now I will share with you a picture of it as it was – after we finished the family room. We have plans to restore the inside of the fireplace so we can use it during the winter but for now we just set a picture in front of it until we can get to that project. It’s on the to do list!
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