We have been in our house for nearly 8 weeks (Ah.) and I have yet to share with you the progress of our rooms! I am SO excited to start showing you where we stand with our spaces over the next few weeks. We are still unpacking boxes, have yet to hang a single picture, but we are making strides and are very happy with how things are coming along!
Our family room was the one room that swept us off of our feet. Regardless of the state it was in, all we saw was size, huge window, and the amazing barn beams along the entire ceiling.
Ya’ll this was as bright as it would get back here. The infamous barn red trim that so lovingly covered the rest of the house was of course carried into the addition on the home as well. Criss cross applesauce’s (as I called them) covered the window, breaking up any light that tried to get through our trees. Red trim, red doors, why not red curtains too? As you can tell, this colored theme was clearly abused.
We LOVE this fireplace. We had two in our last home. One upstairs for show (no longer worked) and one in the basement, that unfortunately we ended up covering with drywall because it was a money pit of a project to get it working again. So to have a working fireplace just was icing on the cake for this room. Right when you walk into our side door this fireplace greets you, seen straight through our kitchen. The red had to go of course.
I’m fairly certain I was doing a happy dance at this moment on top of the window sill – celebrating the fact that the home was officially ours. A sweet moment where I was completely naive to how much painting we actually had ahead of ourselves.
Each room in our house will be a design journey that will take course I am sure over at least a few years, to get it to the point where we feel like each room is complete. We chose a different color for our walls in the back downstairs of our house. Simply because the trees make this house dark nearly all day, so the brighter the better.
Having two upstairs living spaces was a new thing for us, so utilizing the furniture we had was a must. Our budget did not allow for new couches, so our basement sectional would have to do. I was dreading putting it in this room. But – after it all was set up, I’ll be the first to admit that Dan was right all along. It works just fine, and in fact, it’s growing on my like meter day after day.
We picked a white shag rug that we’ve been eyeing for months. I know, I know, a white rug with kids?! Have we lost our mind?! Yes! The answer is yes. But it is SO comfortable, and rugs can be cleaned. Ask me in a few months if we regret it, for now were to busy rolling around on it.
As you can see in the picture above, moving boxes are still a part of our everyday life. The criss cross applesauces are gone, leaving the window clean and crisp which I adore. The lighting on the right hand side of the picture are the old fixtures – we are currently replacing them with the fixture you see on the left side, which is missing it’s gorgeous glass pendant on the bottom. One thing at a time folks, one thing at a time!
The fireplace received a quick update by simply being painted white. My mind tosses and turns each day contemplating whether or not I should paint it a color – or rip it apart and start new? I feel like it needs to pop a bit more, turn heads in the room – give me something to drool over.
I love where this room is at so far. This wall above would tickle me pink if we had some custom cabinetry so I can have a place to put all of our pieces. It just feels very very empty at the time.
We still have multiple coats of white trim to paint on, art to hang, window treatments to get, and an entire wall where the tv sits to address. For now though, this room has had enough lovin’ and we are moving onto our bedrooms.
Have a room in your house that is screaming for attention?
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