From 1985 to Cottage Chic Family Room

Deb Foglia
by Deb Foglia
Just about 2 years ago we moved into our home. Grateful for the opportunity to buy a house, but it would be one that had tons of work that needed to be done. The house screamed 1985! With that yellowish gold Oak all over and the outdated red brick fireplace and not to mention the pink carpets...this house was going to give us a run for our money. Luckily I knew that paint can change everything and is a really great inexpensive way to give any room a tremendous update.
Some craigslist finds and DIY furniture projects we took our outdated room to a cottage chic cozy space. Neutral tones are my favorite to use which creates a calming living area and bright room. Not to mention this family room is tiny so to give it the best layout with furniture and brightness we could get would help to bring the space to it's fullest potential!
Adding the right accessories to a space is so important. I try to find ones that I truly love and that colors works wonderfully with the room.
I think one of the biggest changes we made was the fireplace! We built our own mantel around the brick and gave the brick a white wash technique.
It just feels like home!
Deb Foglia
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  • Pam Pam on Oct 20, 2016
    Did you make the white wreath? It is gorgeous. Any hints?

  • Irene Irene on Nov 16, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful! You did a great job. It looks soooo very cozy. Did you make the large wreath to the left of the fireplace? If so, do you have a tutorial on that. I really love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Davidbilliebabe Davidbilliebabe on Mar 04, 2017
    How to make the white wreath?

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