Monday, May 2, 2011

Family Room Before and After

Well, hello!  It's been a while since I last  posted.  We found baby squirrels in the backyard, I sawed my finger while cutting a bush and there were numerous other things...but I am back!  The family room is not yet completely decorated but I thought I would go ahead and post what I have done so far. 

Here are the MLS Pictures:





And here it was when we took possession (after we had cleaned up a bit):


Here it is this evening...my kids are all in bed so it is clean right now! lol  The family pictures next to my daughter were collected all throughout the house to give back to the family.  I have no idea why they would leave those??  very sad.  The mantle just above my daughter...we found out later was just hanging by a couple of nails!  scary.



We had a carpenter come in to redo the fireplace and wanted something to break up all of the brick.
 Say hello to our little Westie, Flower!




All of the paneling is gone and we have new wood floors...



And here it is in the daytime:




 Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Samovar Silver
 On the other side of this brick wall and fireplace is the kitchen...
 couch slip-cover from Pottery Barn...two piece t-cushion in walnut
 pillows from TJ Maxx...my favorite store...the blanket is from Bed Bath and Beyond
 the view from the windows...pretty close to the same view from the formal living room...

 My mother painted this oil on canvas below...I just love it.

I would love to hear what you think!

I'm linking up with these fun parties...you really must go and check out all of the beautiful ideas!

Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday











Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special






Be sure to browse around and check out my Kitchen Before and After Pics
and my Formal Living Room Before and After Pics too!
Have a wonderful week,

18 comments:

~The Bargain Babe said...

Just saw you at My Romantic Home.

First of all, Flower could not be any cuter! She is the perfect accessory to the room!

Second- What you've done with the fireplace, adding the white mantle/trim is excellent!!!

Shanda said...

Simple and classy. Love the fireplace!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kristine, What a fabulous transformation! The fireplace is wonderful and the Beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

mississippi artist said...

Your fireplace transformation is wonderful and I like the vignette on top. I would have nightmares thinking about how that mantel could have fallen on your sweet daughters head!

Jeanette said...

Love the fireplace! The room looks so comfy and pretty! But I know you have to have toys somewhere in there???

Susan said...

The room is beautiful!! Especially the fire place! I love the painting you have on the mantle!

Morning Glory Cottage said...

Wow! This looks awesome. Great job. Can't believe how much stuff they left behind. People never cease to amaze me.

Pamma said...

This really looks fabulous! Just a little wood, white paint can sure freshen up. Thanks for sharing.
~Pam
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At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, Kristine! Every time I see your before and after's I can't believe it is even the same house! You are doing such a fantastic job with every room and this one is no exception. :-) The fireplace makeover is gorgeous and you guys must just be so pleased with everything! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

dee dee said...

Oh it's looking so wonderful! the fireplace surround is fantastic!
Dee Dee

carolinagirl said...

Amazing transformation! I can't wait to see the daylight photos too.

Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor said...

Very nice! The fireplace is beautiful!

JennStar said...

Love it!! Especially the white wood work on the firplace! So classy and warm and inviting!

Kim said...

Your mantle looks fabulous. I love the painting from your mother and the frame is amazing. Wonderful job!
xoxo,
Kim

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your living room looks so wonderful and your fireplace is gorgeous! Great transformation~thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Kerry said...

Love the fireplace redo, Love the wood floors, Love the no-paneling & new paint color, Love the pillow combo, Love your mom's paining, and LOVE the view! You are a lucky girl, and one blessed with a good eye and great taste! Enjoy!

Troy and Rachel said...

Kristine - I just caught up on this blog and everything looks beautiful! I love the fireplace!! Glad you are having fun decorating and remodeling your new home!

Megan said...

I really love what you did with the fireplace! Our home has a HUGE, even bigger than yours brick fireplace. I really hate to paint the brick so something like what you have done would be a great alternative!