Family Room: Before and…During

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been giving extra attention to our family room. While we don’t expect it to be done for a while (unless I’m able to find some great yard sale deals), but it’s fun to get started on revamping the space. Here’s a picture of the waaay before:

To prep the space, we:

– took down that horrible wallpaper 
–  scraped the popcorn from the ceilings
– had the hardwoods refinished
– had the trim painted (Sherwin Williams’ Westhighland White colormatched in Valpsar)
–  gave the walls several coats (thanks to all of the residual wallpaper adhesive) of Pittsburgh Paints’ Southern Breeze (colormatched in Valspar)
Since we moved in, this has pretty much been the scene:

I didn’t hate it, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite room in the house. While the sectional was comfy and great for large crowds of people, it was also a Criagslist find and, as a result, had quite a few cat scratches and stains from the previous owner. I’m also a big fan of neutral furniture pieces, as they make it easy to switch up other aspects of the room (great for people like me with chronic indecisiveness). So, to start with a blank slate and a clear understanding of how much money I had to work with, I sold the sectional without being totally sure of what I would replace it with. For about a week, we replaced it with this:

One member of our family saw the change as a serious upgrade.

Zach and I, on the other hand, are looking forward to a finished, furnished space!


Don’t forget to check out the other great ideas over at A Soft Place to Land, The Inspired Room, and The Shabby Nest!


6 thoughts on “Family Room: Before and…During

  1. I love this room! What a transformation! Your sweet puppy is adorable. We used to have a chocolate lab named Whitman. We always refer to him as our first child. We miss him dearly.

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