Friday, May 21, 2010

Come Into My Wreck Room!

Last week I posted pictures of my Kitchen and you were all so gracious with your sweet comments.  Thank you all.  I continue to be amazed at the warm and wonderful spirit that pervades here in blogland.  It's so great to be able to open your home to others and receive heartfelt feedback.  You all are the best.

So in that spirit, today I'm welcoming you into my favorite room of our home, the Family Room, otherwise known as the Wreck Rec Room!  Ha!  Now I know what you're all thinking, it doesn't look that bad.  Well that's because I cleaned it up real good just for you!  Translation, I picked up last week's newspapers from off the floor, scooped up the popcorn that didn't make it into our mouths while watching Idol, and shoved leftover puzzle pieces under the sofa.   Now don't you feel special?

So come on in and take a look around.  I hope you find it as comfy as we do here at the Bliss House!

This here is the view from when you first walk in through the foyer.  The mantle is my most favorite part of this room.

Someone had a mantle party recently and I posted about this project there.  Mr. Bliss and I created mantle together.  It was a really fun project.

The bench came from Craig's List, wall decor from a yard sale, arrangment from Michael's, candlesticks from Walmart and "M" from Hobby Lobby using a gift card I won.

The entertainment center is from Sam's Club.  We needed a really big piece for this large empty wall.

Some small vignettes on top.

The old camera was given to me by my mother and the oil can came from my Father-in-Law.

This chair was given to me by a very close friend of mine, Michelle.  We were visiting her home not too long ago and I spotted it sitting in her basement.  I commented on how beautiful it was and she told me to take it home with me!  I was thrilled and it goes perfectly in this room.  The little side table next to it is from Ross.

It's hard to tell from the pic but the top is a faux leather that's really pretty.  That's my Great-Grandmother in the picture.

The view from the other side of the entertainment center.  That old secretary belonged to my Great-Grandmother's brother.  It's pretty beat up, but I decided not to have it restored.  I kinda like it the way it is.  

Lamp is from Burlington.  

All of these items were from yardsales.

A better view of this side of the room.

The sofa and loveseat are also from Sam's as is the large mirror.  There are accent pillows that go on the sofa/loveseat, but I removed them to be cleaned.

My Craig's List coffee table.  All pieces on top are from yardsales as well.

The area rug is from the Penney's catalog.

This is the view looking from the back sliders in the kitchen.  That is the door leading to the basement.  The ornament over the door came from a yardsale last year.  That's my foyer leading to the front of the house on the left.

Another view of my favorite chair.  The window treatments are from Target.  Wall color is Baer Paint Harvest Brown from Home Depot.

A view of the loveseat.  Behind it is my little room divider from Kirklands.

A vignette on my pie crust table next to the loveseat.  That little teacup and saucer set is a gift from my dear friend Stacy.   I had my eye on it a few months back at an antique store and she surprised me with it for my anniversary.  Thanks Stacy!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed the tour of our favorite room!  Today I'm linking up with:

My Favorite Things Saturday with Bargain Hunting With Laurie
Show and Tell Friday with My Romantic Home


Kristi said...

What a beautiful room! I love the color of chenille on your sofa! I want to have mine reupholstered in a similiar fabric, so nice to see it here before I take the plunge! LOVEEEE your old camera, I look for these when I'm out and about. Your accessories are wonderful and your room is elegant yet cozy! :)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You've put together a lovely room! I like what you've picked up at yard sales too. I just asked my husband if one of the men in your sidebar was Babe Ruth, since you didn't fully say, but that it was a priceless photo. And he said yes it was. Me, I wouldn't know these things.

Debbie said...

Kim I loves it! it is all so warm and welcoming...and your little vintage special touches just make it all the better for my personal liking. Have a wonderful weekend. you know I started a new linky partY? Starting tomorrow...all you thrifting yard salen girls got me going...hope you join in again.

Stacey said...

I love that room! Love the colors, the furniture, the personal items, and more. You did a fantastic job.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great room! I think the look is just grand, every detail is just perfect! I have to say, love the initial on the mantle!

Have a great weekend!


Jill said...

Really beautiful room! I am shocked at what you got at yard sales and etc. It looks like a million bucks!

DeanO said...

I love the room it's awesome - Is the Harvest Brown a standard color?

xinex said...

Your family room is very nice, very comfy! I can't believe you got that chair from your friend. It goes so well with your sofa and loveseat. All your vignettes are very nicely put together.....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty room! I like what you and Mr. did with the mantel. Thanks for stopping by. Irises are one of my favorites also - just wished they would last longer.
Enjoy your weekend.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love a home that looks decorated, yet homey and inviting. I think you did a good job. I really like the curtains on the windows on either side of the fireplace and the special little touches like the camera.

Turley Times said...

I love your furniture! There are many great things to be found at Sam's!


Love the Decor! said...

It is lovely very beautiful but comfy looking too!
Nice work!

Love the Decor! said...

Forgot to say that chair is amazing!!! What a sweet friend

vignette design said...

I can see why this is your favorite room Kim. It looks so comfy and inviting and lovely.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great room, Kim! I felt so welcoming and warm just through the pictures! I love how everything just draws you in. I think it's great so many of your pieces have some kind of history to them ~ even the chair in your friend's basement! Which does go really well in there, by the way! : )

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, I love your beautiful room! Love your furnishings and how your made everything look just perfect! That chair is so beautiful and you're mantle is awesome! Love love love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

sissie said...

Your room is so well put together and I am amazed at the thrifty finds that look like designer pieces.



Mimi said...

You have a beautiful eye for decorating!

I'm stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

Brittany said...

I love that chair - you are one lucky girl when it comes to finding treasures!! The whole room is so perfectly decorated - love it!

covnitkepr1 said...

Beautifully decorated.
I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kim, I can't believe this room would ever be a wreck. It's beautiful, and I really love that little secretary. It's beautiful. This room does look like such a comfortable place to relax. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOPS! Forgot to thank you for linking this beautiful room to Favorite Things. laurie

Linda said...

Lovely room, Kim~ I love the combination of old and new pieces and it looks like a place a family can get comfortable!

Tracy said...

Oh it is so pretty! I can see why it is your favorite room.

Jemsmom said...

What a comfy room! I love all your special touches and the items from your family. Your room tells a story of love. It is obvious!

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty room. You choose pretty details to make it so special. Love the old secretary.



Absolutely gorgeous! I love the special details and the personal touches. It makes the room comfy and inviting! It's beautiful... I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Your "wreck" room looks like the perfect place for you family to relax and enjoy each other's company. You really have a knack for pulling a room together!

Wendy said...

Your room is so beautiful!! Love all your frames!! You have a great talent for paying attention to the small details that make a room special :)

Maryrose said...

Hi Kim,
I can see why this is your favorite room, perfectly inviting for all of those missed pieces of popcorn. You have done a lovely job with all of your little vignettes, it makes for such an interesting space.
Enjoy your weekend.

Becolorful said...

You do so well with accessories and I love that bench in front of the fireplace. Really well done.

As for Idol, we are Team Lee but they are both amazing. I know where I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday evening. :)
Thanks for visiting my library. I had made the decision to take the window treatments down but you left that comment and now I am second guessing myself. Make that third guessing. :)
Have a great weekend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your family room is stunning. I love all your family kind of decorating!! Hope you are having a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to have stories about all of your special finds! smiles.

Diann said...

Your room looks beautiful! LOVE that chair!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful room! I would love spending lots of time in there as it is so warm and inviting.

Best wishes,

Brambleberry Cottage said...

It all looks wonderful! Don't you wish there were some way to live in our homes and actually keep them always looking so tidy? Only in our dreams. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This room is beautiful and I really like your mantle and over-mantle. Hubby and I have been planning on building an over-mantle and I want to show him yours. Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

you are my kinda gal! I love yard sale all the way! My whole house is decorated in thrifty finds! You living room and kitchen are just beautiful!!! I still haven't had enough guts to share mine yet! lol!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a stunning room. My fav pieces are your favorite chair and the secretary in the corner. Love the sweet vignettes ~ especially the topiaries on top of the secretary!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sheila said...

I just found your blog today - I'm interested in the details of building your mantle. I REALLY need a mantle. :) Did you post about that? Thanks.

Your rooms look fantastic! I'm jealous of your rummage sale finds - wow!!!

misssrobin said...

Your room is beautiful.

My eye was immediately drawn to the old secretary. It is such a fabulous piece. And the fact that it's an heirloom makes it that much more incredible.

I have a piece from my grandmother that I treasure. Like you, I have chosen not to restore it. It's so much more hers the way it is -- and that's why I love it.