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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family Room Reveal!

Our family room started out painted in the same color as the foyer/kitchen: a caramel tan.  We lightened it up and painted it the same color as the new kitchen/foyer with Sherwin Williams "Urban Putty".  Our renters had a dog that peed on the carpet and trashed it, so before we moved back in, we ripped it all out and replaced it.  The pet stains had soaked through the carpet and the pad and had stained the sub floor.  So after we ripped out the carpet and pad, we had to put Kilz down on the spots to block the odor.  I LOVE the new carpet : ). 

It took me forever to decide on curtains for this room.  It is a room that shares a wall with the kitchen, which has a sliding door, so I needed 2 panels for the family room, and 2 matching panels for the kitchen.  I tried to save some money and go with the Ballard Designs fringed burlap panels.  When they came, I ironed them and hung them... and hated them : (.  So, I returned them and opted for the Pottery Barn Alessandra.  I love these.  They have just enough color and pattern to make them pop against the beige paint color, but are muted.  I went back and forth between the Vanessa and the Alessandra.  I ended up ordering 2 throw pillows in the Vanessa pattern.  I think they coordinate nicely with the Alessandra panels.  I'm hoping to order 2 Vanessa panels for our front entry way soon : )

Our plan is to eventually paint all of the woodwork white, and stain the mantel a darker stain. The antique rocker will also be replaced with the Pottery Barn Basic chair + ottoman.



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  1. Looks awesome! I love the antique basket above the mantel!


  2. it looks awesome- love the coffee table!

  3. Looks terrific! Love the fireplace decor!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  4. Hi Sarah, your family room looks lovely. All the colors seem to blend in so well, and I agree with you on the Alessandra panels, they are gorgeous! I too have been eyeing them and the Vanessa as well, but just could not justify the crazy price, but it goes to show you, when you really want something, you can save up for it, and it will be so worth it! Great job!

  5. Great updates! I love the curtains, now following :) Tanya

  6. Great makeover! Love the curtains, good choice! The coffee table makes me happy :)

  7. What a fresh and pretty update! You must be so comfy here!

  8. Fantastic makeover! It now looks so warm and inviting. I love your choice of colors, too!