Sunday, February 21, 2010

Remodeled Family Room

We've worked on remodeling our house for a little over a year now and the single largest part of it has been installing the wood floors. We had wood in the foyer and dining room and added wood to the living room, kitchen and family room.
I'm sharing the transformation of the family room here.

This is shortly after we moved in. We inherited the blue wall!

Soon after, I decided I was going to go light and neutral with a sand wall color.
Well, those of you that know me, know that I am all about color, color and more color. Needless to say I wasn't comfortable with beige. In fact I felt like I was living in a "skin" cocoon which quickly transitioned into a nails on a chalkboard feeling every time I entered the room.  



I decided on Laura Ashley Olive #4...for now. ;)
and painted the trim white


We bought shelving to flank the fireplace.


Removed the carpet and put in the wood floors...plank by plank as hubbys' knees and back will attest!







We bought the sectional sofa and rug and painted the
old tables a dark brown







A Family room to live and play in and be proud of too.
We need to do some work on the firepalce mantel and surround, that will be another post one day!
I'll be sharing this post at:

26 comments:

  1. It looks great! I agree about the wall color, the olive is much better and goes so well with the floors!

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  2. Wow...what a difference. You did a great job!

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  3. Congrats on your new flooring! Makes a big difference.

    Please drop by AtticMag this week to see my home on tour!
    Allison

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  4. What a gorgeous transformation! It hardly seems like the same room! Love the wall paint color, the floors, the shelves on wither side of the fireplace - WOW! MIKI

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  5. It turned out beautiful, Dena! Love the wood floors. Definitely a room you would want to spend time in!

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  6. Wow! What a transformation. Nice job. I can relate to doing a big project like that while trying to still live in the room. Looks like you handled it swimmingly!
    Joanne

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  7. I love it and I agree with you on colored walls !

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  8. Love the color and the furniture is wonderful. The floors are stunning. I just love them. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Graet job!!

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  10. Good work!Love your colors (& Gerard Butler too)!

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  11. Love the new floor and the wall color. Beautiful transformation!

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  12. Great looking room, really like the wall color.

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  13. Looks wonderful. Love the book shelves on the sides of the fireplace. Also love the wall color - I painted a vintage dresser one of the Olives (can't remember the #) a while back. Good job.

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  14. Love it! I love the green- that's my fav! And the wood floors are absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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  15. A fabulous transformation, well worth the aching knees, back and whatever else aches.

    Do tell the story of the brass school bell??? Inquiring minds want to know :)

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  16. I love what you did. The family room is the hardest for me because it had to be family friendly and functional, too. Like your colors!

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  17. OMGosh...your makeover is soooooo AWESOME! Luv the green walls...book shelves...wood floors...I know you must be in heaven living in this NEW room:) Thanks for coming by and be sure to come back for the BIG GIVEAWAY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. LOVEEEEEEEEEE WHAT YOU DID! the shelves around the fire place and the way you have them decorated along with that floor just made that room come to life, its beautiful, WAY TO GO!

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  19. Oh girl, your makeover turned out fab-u-lous!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  20. i love that all the furniture in the before pictures is now my furniture! But I have to say seeing it in person it is even more beautiful than the pictures do it justice. And I guarantee dad will attest to the aching knees and back on this project! :) Love you guys!

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  21. I love before and after pics! good job! :)

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  22. Absolutely stunning! Green is my favorite color, so I was already in love when I saw that. But the floors and new furniture just send it over the edge!

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  23. I love the color of the walls and the shelfs next to the fireplace. Nice job!

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  24. I love the floors and paint color! This room turned out Beautiful!

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  25. I love it! It's beautiful! That's almost the same color green as my bedroom. The floor is beautiful and I love the shelves on the side of the fireplace! GORGEOUS!

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