Friday, January 22, 2010's family room

Over the past year, I have been helping my parents do a little redecorating and updating in their house. You can see our living room efforts here, and our dining room makeover here. We recently finished the family room.
family room before
(the towels on the furniture are for the cats and not usually there...sorry for showing them Mom)

.....and now for the after

Mom and Dad's taste is very traditional, and we merely rearranged, rehung and added a few new things to the furniture they already had. The room layout stayed exactly the same. The biggest change in the room is the accent wall that we painted in Sherwin Williams Hopsack. I then decided to turn the TV into a gallery art wall, to help hide the giant TV that really stood out on the wall before. Most of the artwork they already had, including some crewel work pieces my mom did in the 1970's, a tiny oil painting my parents got on their Florida honeymoon in 1972, some paintings my sister Sarah did in middle school, and a few paintings that my great uncle did in the 1960's. I added a few paintings of my own to the gallery, including the red squares with white flowers that you see above. My Dad built the enormous entertainment center himself, (he is still working on the glass door fronts.)

We removed the dark wood bookcases that were previously in the room, and changed them out for the Billy bookcase from Ikea. The Billy Bookcases are thinner that the old bookcases, allowing more space to walk around that part of the room, and we were able to move my Dad's secretary desk into a more functional corner. We added Ikea bookcase lights to the top of the Billy, which really add a lot of light and warmth to the room. I painted out the back of the bookcases with the same Hopsack color as the accent wall, then Sarah and I spent an afternoon editing and displaying the bookcase cubbies.
The windows previously had mini blinds on them, and we removed those, and put up custom louvered wood shutters, which are really pretty......and hard to see in these photos due to the sunlight.

1 comment:

melifaif said...

It's really lovely, I like! Good job Christie! (Even though your momma is gonna kill you for the toel shots....) 8-)