Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Family Room Tour

I'm talking to myself again.  When I don't get a response from anyone else in the house I do that.  I answer myself occasionally too.  This time I told myself to lighten up.  I've been feeling so overwhelmed lately although I can't imagine why.  Maybe I have a few too many things on my plate.  For example, in the past month I have:
- maintained a booth at the Barn
- designed a bedroom for a client
- painted furniture for another client
- did a house cleanout of furniture
- cleaned/polished the furniture and took it to auction
- painted countless other pieces of furniture for Clover Market
- had two successful shows at Clover Market (actually only 1, the other is this weekend and I'm hoping it will be successful).
All of this while juggling my other job as a diaper changing cab driving house cleaning microwave dinner cooking wife and mother to a teenager, pre-teen and 1 year-old.

Of course I can't take full credit for keeping my cool.  I do have something I like to call "Mommy's Little Helper", better known to Pharmacists as Prozac.  I like to wash it down at around 5 o'clock with a glass of wine.  I'm pretty sure that's not dangerous.

I've gotten totally off track here.  The main purpose of this post was to show you my newly redecorated and "lightened up" Family Room.

So here goes.  A few before pics just for good measure.

I loved it this way, but it was so heavy.

And here it is today with the lighter look.

A new coat of paint in Baer Provence Cream.
Animal print window treatments and bamboo shades from Penney's

Ballard giclee purchased from Craig's List.
Large clock from Home Goods.
Pillows from Kirklands and Ballards.

Accessories painted in A.S.C.P. Duck Egg blue.
The table was an auction purchase from my husband.  He paid $4!  Way to go Rich!
Garden stool from Home Goods sprayed gloss white.

Faux stems from Michael's.

An antique humidor table was a yardsale purchase that I refurbished in A.S.C.P. Old Ochre.
Mercury glass lamp from Marshalls.

Numbers are huge right now!

Floor lamp from Walmart.

Mirror from J.C. Penney years ago.  
The Spring banner was a gift from my sweet friend Christina.

More accessories painted blue and some faux Granny Smith apples in an apothecary jar add a pop of color.

Silver and wicker add sparkle and texture.

One of my favorite things to do when decorating is to mix the old with the new.  The antique fan was from a house cleanout and was covered in mold and dust.  With a little elbow grease it becomes a great accent piece and looks fab next to the burlap canister.

A new look for the top of the entertainment center includes clear glass candlesticks, which were a free gift with purchase from Ulta, faux hydrangea stems in a black wicker basket, a moss ball and a grapevine ball for texture and interest, and a pair of mini-binoculars from a recent flea market trip.

Still needed for this room:

White Slipcovers
Large Coffee Table
Contemporary Area Rug

It feels so much lighter and brighter in here now.  I just love how clean and crisp it looks.
Now if I could just get myself crisp and clean....

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!


Teresa Tomlin said...

Looking good! I have the same mission of lightening up going on in my house. The Entry and Den have been the first contestants. In that den is the same sofa as yours, a find from our ever popular friend, Craig. Have you found a brand of slip covers that fit?

Weathered Treasure said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for visiting me! I'm following back, I love your home, it's the kind of style I'm trying to acomplish in my home. I'm no where near what you have but, you have me inspired!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

It looks soooo pretty, Kim! Love the lighter, brighter look. It's perfect for Spring!

eleven-o-one said...

Your living room looks lovely and very comfy. You wear your decorator hat very well!

Savvy Seasons said...

Very pretty, I love it all! =) xo Liz

At The Picket Fence said...

You crack me up Kim!! Love your commentary and LOVE this room! It looks so beautiful and you showed how to use your existing pieces and bring in some fun, fresh elements. Well done! I loved seeing your dining room too and not just because we have the same set. ;-)

Kim said...

Hi Twin,
I think your home should be featured in Architectural Digest. Fantastic!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I liked it before also.
I remember the days of juggling my life and still got more accomplished than I do now not working and empty nest.
Enjoy your evening.

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Love the lighter, brighter look. The painting is just perfect for the space:)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Kim, Congratulations on being featured at Open House Party. I enjoyed the tour of your lovely home. I love the new paint choices in your family room and what an acquisition with the table and chairs!
Enjoy your evening.

The French Hutch

Christina said...

Your rooms always looks lovely!!!!

And now I'm off to find a Home Goods because I need a clock like that for above my fireplace mantle. mmhhhmmm.

Yby5 said...

Love your new color really does change the feel of the room :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Wow! what a big change. Small things means a lot.

Very pretty home.

Happy w/end.

CAS said...

I think it looks wonderful, and I love all your wonderful accents and treasures. I'm glad you enjoy a little wine break in the late afternoon. Me, too!