Family Room Makeover {diy}

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Our Family Room Makeover has created such a cozy spot at the center of our home. The colorful green and turquoise with a touch of gray is a serene place for our family to hang out. Spending a year tackling a room a month, I chose the Family Room Makeover for the JUNE room of the month. 

Family Room Makeover DIY #diy #makeover

Introducing, my Family Room Makeover. This room is where we spend the most time as a family.  We play games here, we read scriptures, have family meetings, watch movies, take Sunday naps, read books, cuddle on the couch, build forts, and it’s connected to the kitchen…so it’s a WELL used room. I never really had a whole lot of inspiration for this room in ways of color. We’ve had the sliding barn door covering the TV for a while, along with the green painted hutch underneath. Also love my turquoise trunk that was given to me from a friend. I always saw the green and turquoise as accent colors, and didn’t really know what other colors to pull in. The room got painted gray in May, and I decided on navy blue accents around that time.

Room Makeover Before and After

Here is a little of the before of the room when we first moved into our home (when we still had a small tv hidden behind that armoire) and the mod podge pictures I made.  Our old couches, too.

Family Room Before

You will see the before and after images throughout this post. From the wall paint to the couches to the furniture arrangement, if felt like a completely new room!

Decorate with Pictures

With “Builder Beige” walls, not a lot of character in my opinion. I had the pale yellow curtains, and just wasn’t loving them anymore. You can see the vintage windows turned picture frames off to the side.

A calmer feel with the shades of blue and gray now with a touch of green make me very happy.  Never mind that orange milk jug–think I might paint that a navy blue or yellow to better match the space. For now it adds a touch of fun and bright to the room.  The bluebonnet circle image is printed on metal from my photo lab, I took that picture a few years ago and love it.

diy family room

Canvas is a great way to decorate on the mantel.  I took this one under a pier we snorkeled under in Puerto Rico a few years ago. It’ my standard “non holiday” set up. I love re decorating my mantel for the holidays.

Take a look at how I’ve decorated my mantel in the past:

Having a mantel to re decorate for different occasions is so much fun! I often change it for my kids parties, too!

Mason Jar Collection

Collecting the Mason Jars in all sizes reminds me of my grandparents since we threw them a Mason Jar Party.

You may notice the bike and yellow clock are from World Market, the fan from Ashley Furniture. My mother in law found the mini blue Ball Jars at a thrift store in California–LOVE THEM!

diy mantle

My sister in law makes vintage handmade items with fabrics, and made my scrap fabric garland patterned after this one from Little Miss Momma. I LOVE it! It adds just the right touch of whimsy to the room, and makes it feel like an everyday party–which is what I love;) She also sewed the fabric to the bottom of the World Market curtains I bought (and then we bleached from off white to white).  You can see our family song off to the left.

Family Room diy

The kids used the extra fabric strips to a make up game–I love their imaginations;)

fabric strips

View from the Kitchen

Additionally, the Family Room Makeover space is connected to our kitchen, see the view from the kitchen I took from my Citrus Kitchen Makeover post. The kitchen wasn’t quite this clean for the Family Room shoot;)


Family Room Projects

Skeleton keys make for a fun decoration above the sliding barn door tv cover. They were up in my old house for several years, see them here. I found a few more at Hobby Lobby and spray painted them white and used the same fabric strips to hang them. I love this touch!

skeleton keys

Paint color is a gray shade: STORM from Benjamin Moore. I’m mostly happy with it. In some lights it looks blue, but in the pictures here it looks gray, so that makes me happy. If you want to hear my kids sing the Duke Family Song, you can hear that. The Barn Door TV cover is one of my favorite pieces that my husband built to cover the eye sore of the TV. I love TV, but I don’t want to see it when I’m not watching it.

I’m very happy with how it turned out, and until I pull out Halloween decorations in late September, it will stay this way;)  It’s a gathering place for my family, and I kept carpet in there on purpose…we lay around and wrestle on it, and I wanted it to be comfortable. I also don’t have a coffee table because it just gets in the way of that stuff–it’s not all about the decor or aesthetics for me, but what works for my family.  The open space is much more cozy to us.


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