Friday, July 1, 2011

Family Room Changes

I had a stomach bug this week and was housebound for a couple days.  SO I did some looking around and decided to make a few changes.

My friend's hubby does drywall and was fixing some holes in oldest daughter's bedroom and I asked him to fix the holes behind the huge mirror in the Family Room.

Once it came down, I decided to make a new wallscape in its place, adding.more.holes...

I had the mirror here for several years, and while I absolutely love it, I decided it was time for a change.  I will hold on to it though, because I never know when I will get the itch to change things again.


What a crappy picture, huh?  That's when I was in my experimenting phase.  With my camera I mean.  What did you think I meant???

Anywhoodle, it always seemed lonely to me.  I know it's a big mirror, but I thought it needed a little brother or sister next to it.

I got a pair of wall art from a yard sale recently and thought it was the perfect solution.


Still not  happy.  Little brother and sister needed a baby brother and sister.  So I added these from Hobby Lobby.



Better, except now the wall scape is wider than the sofa.  I still wasn't happy.

So this is what I came up with for now.


I'm happy.


for now....



31 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

I just love how it looks! I thought I really liked the mirror but once you took it away, it just looked WOW!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I like the new wall layout you came up with. It's much lighter and very fresh looking! Great job!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

It looks great, Kim! And, I'm sure you'll find plenty of places to use the mirror. I've got a lonely mirror in my living room. I'll have to see if I can find him some wall friends :)

Lee said...

Always fun to change things up! Good choices.
Thanks for sharing-Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Hi Kim, great job on your room, love the grouping behind the couch!
have a great 4th,
Regina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like how the bottom pieces go so well with your throw pillows on the loveseat, Kim! Great colors you have in here; these are what I like in my home, too.

Wendy said...

Kim,
It looks great! And I loved seeing the baby toys in the last picture :)
Have a great weekend!
Wendy

Marcia (One Heart) said...

A change always makes the room feel so fresh. I actually liked the wider wall scape including the mirror. ;)

Enjoy your weekend.

Marcia (One Heart) said...

PS Had to comment again just to let you know how cute your doorbell/button is. Of course I took it with me for my collection. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Like the last look a lot. the greenery adds a nice touch.

Melinda

CAS said...

I really like the new wall arrangement. The greenery addition is great!

Karrie said...

I'd say you found a winner!! Glad you are feeling better! Stomach bugs are the worst!

At The Picket Fence said...

I really love that Kim! The mirror was great too but this has lots of charm and warmth and actually feels lighter (which is weird since that is normally what a mirror does). :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Love Of Quilts said...

I liked the way you changed your wall up each time. The mirror is a keeper. The newer coffee table I really liked. Trish

Traci said...

I'm having a dilemma like this too. Huge wall, huge oil painting but keep feeling like it needs something. Yours looks great!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I kept thinking every step was better and better...how did you do that and not have a bad choice in the lot?? The end result is just lovely.

Becca said...

Beautiful changes, Kim !! I love the new grouping and the wall pocket tucked in the middle is perfect. Although, I must admit, my favorite accessory in your room is that precious playstation peeking out. :) Glad you're on the mend !!

Jemsmom said...

Love that! It is very different! You are so good! Happy Fourth!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love it!!! The mirror was nice, but this new arrangement looks way better, I think. Great job!

Shabby Marilyn said...

New follower and enjoying your blog, you came up with a great result. Now, to find a place for the mirror!

Poppy said...

I love love love it! Adding that wall planter in the center is a brilliant idea! It anchors everything so beautifully! Oh did I mention that I love this? I'm also loving your new profile picture... What did you do with that gorgeous piece of mirror? Yard sale wall arts are so pretty,are those decorative painting done on them? I like the added touch of the metal scroll work at the top.Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

Marianne said...

Hi Kim, Iove the new layout. Sometimes you just need a change and a pretty mirror will never go to waste! Glad your feeling better....I had a stomach bug this week also, yuck :(
Marianne :)

white life© said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

Have a nice weekend!
Tine

Life in the Big Grey Victorian On The Corner said...

That looks nice!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love what you came up with, Kim! I like it with the mirror, but it looks so good the way you have it arranged now!

Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment about my table :)

xoxo
Amanda

Sandra said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) You have a new follower...

I love the wallscape -- especially the planter in the middle...clever idea!

Thanks for sharing and for inspiring! :)

Suzy said...

I love it Kim! I would have had a hard time choosing between the mirror arrangement and the arrangement with the wall planter. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. Now I'm your newest follower!

Catie said...

Hi Kim, Catie from Catie's Corner stopping by. Thanks for the kind words about my sunroom. You're very sweet! I like your living room. I have the problem with my big mirror over the couch. Its screaming for a paint job. Maybe. heehee Hope you're having a great Wednesday! And oh my, 41 and a baby! I wouldn't have the energy. But he is a cutie! : ) ~ Catie

Sue said...

It's fun to change things around isn't it Kim? Love your new arrangement. I've been on vacation and just peeked back at your newly painted piece in the living room - beautiful!!
Have a great day!
Sue

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Always so much fun to change it up Kim. Sorry you were illin...hope all is well now. Your living room looks pretty!~

Cyndi@Walking in His Grace said...

I hope you're feeling better and your room looks great!!
Blessings,
Cyndi