We bought this home 2 years ago & all along I had a vision for this room but..... with so much to get to & decorate I had to put this room on the back burner for a bit. So instead I
re-used the furniture I had & made it work for the short term.
Slowly, I began adding in the pieces that I wanted & finally bought the sectional a few months ago. I don't think I am alone in saying that, sometimes we want so much for our home to look a certain way, the way we see in magazines but we forget that these
things take time. A room that is layered & filled with items and details that you LOVE evolves, over time. I had to tell myself this a few times:).
This family room makeover was done on a ridiculously SMALL budget.
I do believe that making your home pretty doesn't have to break the bank.
I shopped thrift stores, flea markets, outlet stores,I repainted, recovered, sewed, re-purposed, made and built things myself
I cannot wait to get going in my new house with some flower/shrub beds and perennials. I did a perennial bed at my old house in Birmingham and it's been too long since I had my hands in
the dirt. My new house is a blank slate waiting for some flower love and I can't wait to get to tackle some of the areas at this house too. I love flower gardens! Yes, I'm itching for spring. First thing up, is renovating my screen porch!
This wallpaper is GREAT! I've never worked with any kind of wallpaper and this was sooo easy to work with. It took my sweet galley kitchen and gave it a lil extra charm. Pay no mind to
the date, didn't reset camera before shots. I did this just a few weeks ago. They are still sweet and I love coming in for morning coffee and seeing my lil DIY :*) Only thing, some corners needed touch up, so a little clue and easy fix.
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Commented on Feb 16, 2013
Very cute project, I love that wallpaper too and have used it successfully all over the place.
One other little trick you can do to really finish it off would be to add small trim molding all the way around the doors too. That would give it a nice finished edge look.
Though Spring is more than a month away the warmer weather we've had and the garden posts that have been popping up in the last week have me thinking it was a good time to post about
screened in/sun porches. Funny that before I get all the photos loaded it starts to snow! It's 41 degrees here, but it's snowing like crazy. Wasn't in the forecast either.
You may have noticed that my dear hubby has a finger bandaged in a couple of the pictures. Just a reminder to never ever stretch your arms to either side of you to hold wood in place while you're using a framing nailer. Or any nailer for that matter. The thing double shot and a humongous nail went straight through his finger, bone and all. Major ouch and a trip to an Omaha hospital emergency room. The nurse and female doctor had to call in a male doctor to remove it. Hubby watched. I didn't, but did take a photo of it with my cell phone without managing to look at it. Don't worry, I didn't post that picture.