This post has been a long time coming. It was February, nine months ago (!), when we decided that we wanted/needed to completely renovate our family room. We installed new carpet, baseboards, built-ins, bought new furniture, installed recessed lighting and even a new window! This has really been the room of the year, and while I'm sure we'll continue to tweak things like throw pillows and art, we're sticking a fork in this room and ready to look back to see how far we've come. Get ready for lots of photos and a few words. (I know that's how you prefer it anyway *wink)
Looking waaayyyyy back, on move in day the room looked like this. Less blurry, but generally a poop color with lots of junk in it:
However, our starting point 9 months ago, looked more like this:
Here's a peak at the other side of the room before:
I even snapped a couple shots of the family room last night, since that is when we really enjoy the room--in the evenings when things are the MOST cozy.
We'll call this the official "Before and After" shot:
It's cozy, and family-friendly and there's no place we would rather be as a family in the evenings. So, our place for movie night?
And if you're interested in reading back on this whole project, here's a slew of links that will get you there: Introducing the renovation plans. The Mood Board. Tabula Rasa. Demolition. Our new plans to include built-ins to disguise the foundation. Settling on a Sofa and Hollywood Stairs. Framing the built-ins. Plugging along in Sheetrockville. Moving our ceiling vents. Textile Teaser. Re-texturing and patching the ceiling. Fresh Paint. New carpet! DIY Recessed Lighting. ORBing the banister. New Window! Built-Ins Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The Chaise. Styled Built-Ins. Installing new baseboards. Bamboo Blinds. DIY Double-Trim Dropcloth curtains. New couch! Lamp swap. Restyling the Built-Ins. New ottoman bench. Family tree gallery. Chalk House drawing.
(^that just took me 45 minutes.)