Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New-ish family room

The day has finally come!
We have a smaller, carpeted room off the kitchen/breakfast nook where we hang out.  It’s our family room.  We love it because it’s right off the kitchen so I can be cooking or doing dishes, and still be connected to the family watching TV in the family room.  The problem is, it’s kind of small.
Before, we had a large leather sectional sofa in this room.  The sectional was nice and we got a killer deal on it when a furniture store in town was closing.  It had a queen sleeper sofa and dual recliners.  So, it was a great piece of furniture.  The problem??  It was waaaaayyy too big for the room.  It was also starting to get a bit worn and just not our my style anymore.

This isn’t a great picture of the room before.  But, to the left of the couch is an entryway to the 1/2 bath and the back porch/garage area.  The end table to the left was blocking that entryway.  You can’t tell, but the left of the couch isn’t pushed all the way up against the wall.  If it were, it would totally block the entryway.  To the right of the sofa, there is an entertainment center with our TV.  There was no room for a coffee table or anything.  Such a small space!!!

But, not anymore!! 

 Another thing that was wrong with the room was the carpet.  It was DISGUSTING!!!  It was builder grade “loopy” carpet. We have a dog who sheds like crazy and his hair just wouldn’t come out of the carpet.  He also chewed a hole in the carpet (ummm….he’s like 10 years old.  What was he thinking!?!?).  Then our little chihuahua still has some “accidents” every once in a while and our carpet was her backyard.  Not good.

So, we sold our couch on Craigslist for $600 (!!!!!) and got new sofas & new carpet!

Here are the afters:
The new carpet!  It’s Martha Stewart’s Winterthur design in potter’s clay. 

Close-up of the pattern

Sooooo much better!

I am DIYing a project to replace that clock above the entertainment center.  It just doesn’t go anymore.


I love, love, love it!!!! 

I’m ready to have a Spring BBQ or something!!

So, what do you think?  Have you made any changes to your den/living/family room lately?


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  1. Looks So awesome Amy!! Very well done! Very beautiful new look! :)

  2. LOVE the new space! You did such a great job making it look so much larger :)

  3. What a difference! It looks so fresh and updated.
    The carpet you chose is gorgeous.

  4. That looks AMAZING! I have a new link party starting on Monday and this would be PERFECT to link up! There's more info at the bottom of this link:

    Thanks! Anna :)

  5. I really love the wall color! What is it?

  6. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration. Your room remodel is AMAZING!!

  7. LOVE the new carpet! What a great transformation!

  8. this is so lovely! isn't it amazing what new furniture can do??

    and waste no time, get that BBQ fired up!

    Jenni x

  9. Just beautiful! I am moving into a new house soon and this is wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. OMG! This is an amazing tranformation!

    You two did a wonderful job- it is just perfect now, good goin!!!! Whoo hoo!

    I will bring brownies to your bbq, k? : - D

  11. You did a fantastic job on your family room. Love your choice of carpet and colors. I have small rooms in my house so I know the problems of getting the furniture size right.
    Have a great week.

  12. I love, love, love it too! It's beautiful and those throw pillows are adorable!

    Found you via Today's Creative Blog. Am a new follower and can't wait to explore your posts! I would love if you'd stop by www.decoratingdiy.blogspot and follow me!

    Turning a House into a Home

  13. It is gorgeous. Great transformation.Your walls are the perfect background.Love it.
    -leather sectionals

  14. WOW, what an amazing difference. Actually, your family room reminds me alot of Bonnie's living room over at House of Grace. You should check out her blog...great style and posts all the time. I think you'd like her:)


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