I am sooooooooooo excited about today! SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited! I love seeing people's homes and can't wait to see all of yours!!!
Come on in!!!
(and ignore the rug.... I'm looking for the PERFECT one to coordinate with the one in the family room... so this is a place holder) :)
So our house is 20+ years old... which means it came with some quirks. One of which is that this front area was the designated "formal living room". We're not formal AT ALL so we switched it up and decided to make this our family room.
This picture was from when we moved in almost exactly give years ago. The walls were a "peachy/beigey" color and there was lots of trim. Not my thing.
I went with a green/gold color and painted all the trim the same color. The walls were already textured (which made it a BEAST to paint!) and this color extends all they way down the hall to the kids bedrooms as well.
The area behind the couch (if you look at the picture above you can see where the carpet ends) was supposed to be the formal dining room.... I switched out the chandelier for a fan (I swapped it with the one that was in what was supposed to be the family room which we turned into our eating area) is kind of a weird blank space. Dave and I have plans to replace our floors and furniture in about 3 years and hopefully we'll be able to come up with some kind of fabulous space plan to make this all one big room. For now... this area is where the boys set up trains, where I wrap presents, where we do crafts, etc.
And just for fun another comparison pic from the month we moved in.... and yes... we had a dog. She was adorable and a H.O.T. mess and that's a story for another day :)
The dresser in here is actually the dresser that matches our crib :) hahaha
Making it work!
One of my very favorite Sid Dickens tiles... a gift from my besties at my surprise 30th birthday party.
The bench in here I found on Craigslist last Friday for $25. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS, PEOPLE!!!
It opens for storage and I picked it up for us to use in our Spring photos in a few weeks.
I've been collecting Sid Dickens memory blocks since I was pregnant with Luke. I'm obsessed.
I'm at the point where I have to have 6 to make a row, so I have several on easels around the house until I have six. They're pricey, so buying 6 at a time is kind of crazy :)
So! Your turn!!!
Link up and share your family room! Is it a disaster right now? Who cares?!?!?!
Snap some pics with your iPhone and let us see ;)
Also....... if you're looking for some GREAT TV recommendations, check out yesterday's post to see what everyone is watching and don't forget to mark your calendars for next month's Come On In!
Also - start planning the recipe you want to share! We'll be linking up again on Wednesday, April 30th to share some deliciousness!