As promised on Monday, here are a few snapshots of the family room in progress and what my plans are for the space.


My husband managed to hang a new ceiling fan yesterday. I know that we usually try to rid ourselves of these eye soars, but in the summer, we need this one! Compared to the last fan we had, it's actually not that bad:-)

The mirror is from the dresser that I'm currently using in my office space. I'm going to paint it the same color as the fireplace surround.


As you can see in this pic (kind of), the rug is too small of the space. It's just a temporary addition to the room until I save up a few more pennies to order the one I want from Pottery Barn.


I mentioned yesterday that the door will be painted black. I actually can't wait to finish that. I just know its going to be fabulous! I'm in search of some pillows for the sofa. This is the EKTORP sofa from ikea. I actually love it for what it's worth. We've already had an accident involving fruit punch and it cleaned up nicely... Score!


As far as the other side of the room, I'm currently thinking of switching the French dresser from my living room with this campaign dresser. It's already a bluish color and I think it will work better.. I would actually prefer a wooden piece of furniture or maybe something white. We'll see what i come up with. Around the tv I plan to do a gallery wall with black frames. I think that would help with the black door on the other side of the room.

I love this wooden chair! It's a keeper in this room for now. Just a pillow and a throw and I think it will be perfect. The other chair is a stand in for now unless I find another one soon! I thought about a slipcovered chair, but have not decided yet.



My little "styling" can use some help! Just a few of my old books, an insulator (gift from a friend), milk glass with an ikea plant (faux), and some old wooden spools.

Same on this end table. I found the lamp while thrifting, old books, and plant that I can't kill, and a tarnished silver plated dish. FYI, I just put the dish there to see how it works. I will indeed wash the price off:-)


That's all for now. I'm headed to IKEA today to grab a few frames and a floor lamp that I think is perfect for the space. Will share more on this room soon!




Brandi said...

Your room is coming along nicely. As much as I love decorating and redecorating, putting a room together is a lot of work. As soon as I think I love it I see something on Pinterest that makes me want to start over. Speaking of Pinterest, this pin made me think of your ideas of a gallery wall by your TV. http://pinterest.com/pin/115404809173390317/ Have fun at Ikea!

Myra said...

When we bought our current home several years ago it was my plan to quickly remove the awful, ugly ceiling fans from the great room and master bedroom. I've found them to be a blessing during the hot humid summers. Your room is lovely. Enjoy that fan this summer!

Decor & Harmony said...

This space is going to look fabulous when its done.....but are we ever done :) I love IKEA good thing it's 3 hours away or I would go broke. Have a great day!

Darnetha said...

I really like those large candle sticks by the fireplace. I want a set, where did you get them? Have fun at Ikea! I wish one was near me, the nearest one is 4 hours away (boo).

Mrs. Chic said...

Your family room is conning along nicely - Can't wait to see your door painted black :)

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