The Family Room

So, for the past few days I have been showing you bits & pieces of the family room. Here is what it looked like before we moved in (& before we had carpet):

Here is how it looks today:

The paint color is Misty Surf by Olympic (found at Lowes).  Did you know that if you ask, they sell a 15 year paint that is much less expensive than the 30 year paints?  I think it runs between $11- $15 for a gallon. 

The curtain panels came from Garden Ridge.  I found the chairs on Craigslist for $45 total!  You can find out more about the mantle by clicking here. 

We bought the sofas about ten years ago!  They are a blue denim, so I covered them with clearanced slipcovers from surefit.  I'm pretty sure I only paid about $100 for both of them.  I can't wait to replace them with something less white though! 

We have also had the coffee table for a while.  I refinished the top this past summer due to wear & tear.  The table  has three drawers which store our CDs, DVDs, and remotes.

I found the small white end table on clearance at Big Lots for about $40.  I think it looks a lot like one in the Pottery Barn catalog, but much cheaper!

Above is a picture of the entertainment center we constructed.  You can read more about that here.

I thought I would also show you where we keep some of the kids' books and toys.  This cubby system is tucked on the inside of a small wall & not that noticeable.  My husband recently built the crates which hold toys.  We also store some of their toys in baskets & inside the entertainment unit.  Our sofa sits about three feet away from the wall, so we usually keep a doll stroller & car track hidden behind there.

Although this isn't the best picture, I thought I would share it since it gives you an idea of where everything is placed in the room (kind of!).

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

I'm linking with these parties:
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  1. Wow you did an awesome job Wendy. I love your style. Way to go!

  2. Beautiful room! I love the white/blue/khaki color combo. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Saying hi from WUW :)
    It looks really homely and a room to relax in, I can imagine you in there kicking back with your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine (or 2!)

  4. Its a really beautiful room, you did a great job!

  5. Lovely, I especially like the color scheme!

    Warm Wishes,

  6. Wendy! This is just absolutely stunning! You are doing an incredible job on your new home. I wanted you to know that we are going to be featuring your fireplace transformation at our Inspiration Friday party this week so be sure to come by tonight to take a peek and grab your "Featured At" button! :-)

  7. Saw you over at "At The Picket Fence". What a beautiful transformation. I just love it. Your blog is lovely as well...welcome to blogland. I am your latest follower. I would love if you would come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

  8. I love your colour scheme too Wendy, well done - this room looks fabulous!

  9. Vanessa- Thanks so much for the shout out! I was so excited to see your comment!

    Judy- I can't wait to check out your blog!

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

  10. That is such a pretty room!! I love the colors. Thanks for linking up to my house tour party!

  11. That is so great to know about the paint. I mean who ever leaves their walls the same for longer than 5 years ;) ? You proved that good things can happen without spending a lot.

    Thanks for sharing!


  12. Beautiful! you did such a wonderful job styling your room!



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