We Finally Have a Rug! (Our "Finished" Family Room)


I think we finally have a room that is feeling "finished". Well, that's probably a bit of a stretch seeing how I don't think a room is ever finished, but all the main components are in here now. I am sure it will continue to evolve (for instance I still need to paint the legs on the sectional, I probably will paint the coffee table base a darker color and we eventually may get the gray cover for the sectional and I am sure if we live here long enough we will end up painting the again, haha!), but for now it's nice to feel like a room is complete. The last few things we added in here were the rug, some pillows for the chairs, and switching out the ottoman for the coffee table.

The rug was on sale at Rugs USA and had free shipping. I can defend a lot of the white in our home because just about all of it can be thrown in the wash, however I can't really defend this one and will admit that I probably am a little crazy for getting such a light colored rug for a room that we pretty much spend all of our time in. I loved the pattern so much and the color was perfect and with the huge sale and free shipping I couldn't resist. Hopefully this decision won't come back to haunt me too soon...

We swapped the coffee table that we put in the playroom for the ottoman that was here. I think I may eventually paint the base a slightly darker color. You can see the before shots of that coffee table here and how we transformed it.

One of my favorite new additions to the room are these striped pillows my mom made for me. I felt like this end of the room needed a fun little pop and I love how these pillows provide that. I also love how they tie this side of the room together with the kitchen seeing how I used that same fabric my mom got me to cover the bench that's in there.

And for any of you that are new here, here is a before and after from each angle.


Fireplace and Trim Color: London Fog in Semi-Gloss
Wall Color: was here when we moved but very similar to Simply White in Matte
Flush Mount Drum Shade Fixture - Lowe's (Think it was called the Valencia Flush Mount)
Circular Mirror - Antique Farmhouse (from my sister, Dana)
Three-Tiered Wire Basket - Collections at Laurel and Grove in Peterborough, NH
Pillows - Home Goods, Target, Dear Lillie, made by my mom
Table - Pier 1 years ago and has since been painted
Dining Chairs - IKEA
Sectional - IKEA
Chevron Picture Frames - tutorial here
Tufted Chairs - TJMaxx
Script Chairs - TJMaxx
Painted Cabinet - makeover here
TV Console - Antique shop in Camden, SC
Frames above chairs - tutorial here
Sconces - RH Baby and Child
Mirror - Restoration Hardware
Rocking Horse - RH Baby and Child
Urns on Fireplace - Seasons in Williamsburg (years ago on clearance)
Lamp on side table - Joss and Main
Side Table - Pottery Barn (years ago and has since been painted)
Coffee Table - Pottery Barn (also years ago and has since be made over - you can read more here)
Rug - Rugs USA, Satara Edison Nickel Rug (I got the 7'6" by 9'6" but wish I had gone up at least one size larger!)
Basket on Coffee Table - Savvy in Williamsburg
Painted Bucket on Coffee Table - White Home Collection in Wilton, NH
Tall French Cabinet - consignment shop (you can read about that makeover here)

Have a blessed week!


Beatrice Burgis said...

I am new here! And loving what you did with this space.... if not too much trouble, could you tell me the dimensions of this whole space? We are looking at a house with similar features and were thinking of a similar solution as you have accomplished. Thank you in advance, and great job! :)

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