I spent all day in bed yesterday…down and out with a virus or something. I was still dragging this morning, but was feeling well enough this afternoon to get my photo shoots done. Unfortunately, a photo shoot is much more involved than just snapping a few pictures. I had to finish some details in the room, clean and then style. I just chipped away at it slowly to get it done.
Get ready for a lot of pictures! Here’s what the family room looks like now…
And here’s a look at how far this room has come since 2009…
I don’t have pictures of the other side of the room, because it had a the jump-a-roo and other baby/kids toys.
We removed the fireplace a couple of years ago to make a space for a wall-mount flatscreen TV. The fireplace was massive and didn’t work, so I didn’t feel too back about breaking it into little pieces with a sledgehammer.
I knew when we bought the house that the family room was a great space for hanging out and entertaining, but it took me a long time to move from the warmer palette to my favorite blue & white color scheme. We’ve also worked over the past few years to tie the family room and kitchen, which are a part of an addition, in with the 1940′s part of the house.
As I took the pictures and worked around the space, I realized how much I love the room now. The wainscoting put it over the top for me.
Now I’m curled up under a blanket…a little stuffy-nosed and worn out, but enjoying the space.