Monday, September 30, 2013

Family Room Makeover

A family room makeover and a new wreath.

family room makeover

We moved in almost four months ago and finally have the family room in order.

Just a reminder of what the family room used to look like:

family room before

And now (please forgive my collaged picture):

family room after

I made a new (old) wreath on the far wall:

diy family room wreath

And added a round game table in the corner:

family room game table

The entire room is now painted Benjamin Moore sea pearl with semi gloss white trim.  
We covered all the red paneling, trim and built in bookshelves.

windowseat before and after
And in this corner we have a round game table with pendant light:
family room corner before and after

family room round game table

The far left side is not yet totally complete but I have plans:
family room paint makeover before and after
I used all faux greenery for the wreath:
diy wreath with faux greenery

faux greenery on grapevine

I simply placed floral stems I had on hand that appealed to me in piles and divided each pile into 3 sections and began building the wreath in thirds:

making a wreath on grapevine

Then hung the wreath in between the two windows.


  1. What a beautiful room! I love your window seat! It's so bright and airy. :)

  2. it's so cozy and perfect! love the white walls now and the dark coffee table!

  3. It looks so different; I love it! All those built-in bookcases make me drool ;-)

  4. That is a MAJOR change. It looks amazing. Congrats on crossing it off the to-do list! :)

  5. Wow, that is quite the transformation! So much "calmer" now. Love the wreath!

  6. That's such a fantastic room to begin with but your transformation is amazing! Is it wrong that I'm kinda coveting your beautiful new family room? :D

  7. Wow!! What a transformation!! I love your style!

  8. That is one big room! I am pea green~ I just did a post on my tiny beach cottage family room and I would love a game table and all that space! We do have a window seat though! Love the calm color and the farmhouse style~ you did a gorgeous job all the way around! Pinning!

  9. What a huge difference and what a great job you did! I love the window seat too. Gorgeous all around! Julia

  10. Looks so good! You need one of these by your chairs in the corner!!!

  11. Loving how you transformed this space! It looks great!

  12. I love the makeover you've done on this room. It is beautiful! I've pinned your lovely wreath too. What a great mix of different plants you used.

    So happy I found your blog today at The Shabby Nest :)

  13. Painting that paneling is amazing, your room is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  14. I'm drooling over your house! Amazing! Beautiful job! So glad I found your link from the DIY Showoff.

  15. It is beautiful! I love how you didn't use white for the paneling.. It feels so warm and welcoming.