If you don't know this about me-I love to make up fabulous titles.
I prefer to use as many adjectives as possible.
I even make some up.
Yes-I made up the word fantasticness.
I know it's not REALLY a word, but it's my blog, so my rules right?
OK-on to the reason of the post.
When we redid the kitchen-I looked down the stairs and said;
"well, now we HAVE to do the family room!"
My loving husband shook his head and said;
"No, not right now!"
So, I walked down the stairs the next day and sat on the couch and let out a big sigh.
My husband works in the basement-in his awesome office.
(see the computer on the table?)
I then proceeded to say that I HATED this room!
He just rolled his eyes.
That Saturday, my fabulous, sweet, handsome, hard working, fantastic husband
(told you I like adjectives)
painted our family room.
By himself no less!
He couldn't move for a couple days, since it took him 7 hours to paint the room.
(Who knew it was so big? Who knew that even using paint with primer in it
would still require 2 1/2 coats of flippin paint!! )
When all was said and done-we looked around and
wondered why in the heck we waited 4 years to paint this flippin room?
Don't be like us!
Paint it people!
The color is not a bad color-just bad in the space.
Really awful actually.
The sliding glass door is our only natural light.
Red walls+no sunlight=bad combination!
I know, stop talking and show the pics!
We toyed with a mustard color on one wall-this idea lasted about a minute!
(my big clock-$3 at the thrift store!!)
Doesn't it feel like you can breathe in here now?
We painted the walls Tavern Taupe-the same color that we painted the walls in the kitchen.
I LOVE this color! It is such a fabulous neutral. It goes well with everything!
So, if you need a good neutral-Tavern Taupe by Kwall Howell paint. (google it)
This room is huge! We always knew it was big, just didn't realize it was this huge!
Because of the size of the space-we needed a large piece of artwork.
Well-after all of my redo projects lately-I was out of MONEY!
I knew what I wanted-so I described it to my husband, and he did such a great job!
Best part $3 to make both shelves.
I showed him these picture shelves from Pottery Barn.
I was not about to pay that price.
$55 a shelf! Are you kidding me?
more details on the shelves to come.
A close up..
Fabulous! So much better!
I love cheap fixes!
Now-I must confess something.
Because I hated this room-it kind of was neglected.
I didn't really do anything to it.
It got cleaned and made somewhat presentable-that's about it.
Since I was running out of spaces to put all of my spray painted crap-
I had to do the family room! :)
I did get new couches a couple of months ago.
The red chair-$80 bucks from KSL. (a local Craig's list)
I found the rug at Target!
So not my "usual" style-but it fits perfectly in here.
Plus-it's the most soft, cushy, luxurious under $150 bucks rug I have ever used!
Dang, I love that Target!
So as I said earlier, my husband works from home.
This is great for our family, but the space that was his "office" was so NOT working.
I just moved some things around. We have this weird little alcove that we never really knew what to do with.
It's an odd size and in a weird spot.
Perfect spot for his office.
I redid some old bi-fold closet doors that a friend was throwing away.
I sprayed them with red and then black. Added a bit of distressing and some piano hinges and
Voila! Instant privacy!
He never complained about his "office" before the redo-
but he really likes it now!
Added a lamp, some fishing pictures and he was good to go!
Love a quick fix!
So-there you have it.
My new Family Room!
I had most of the things in the space.
I did purchase the rug, 3 gallons of paint and 3 new pillows.
$90 for the paint (I used behr paint & primer-just because I need to cover the red)
$75 for the rug (I had $75 gift card+it was on sale)
Total Cost: $168
Days until finished-2
We also redid our entryway.
I know that we already did a redo on this only a few months ago-
but..it didn't match.
Since the paint was out-we just painted this space as well!
It wasn't bad-just didn't flow.
I am kind of freak about "flow"
When I talk about it to my husband, his eyes glaze over.
Apparently, he does NOT think flow is as important as I do.
Much better FLOW don't you think?
Alright-stay tuned for the details on the space.
I spray painted some pieces, details on the shelves and couple of other things.
I know what you are thinking-you take FOREVER to post stuff.
But-I am heading out of town for a bit-so I have them all scheduled!
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Friday and Saturday Favs!