Thursday, February 11, 2010

A family room before and after

The family room before we knocked down the walls, scraped the popcorn ceilings, tore out the carpet and installed hardwood floors, built bookshelves and a mantle surround, removed doors and created the arched opening, reconfigured the duct work under the house, installed recessed lighting, built columns into kitchen, painted the walls (twice), and had another baby...
And after...
More painted black furniture...
This wall came to be after I shopped the house for mirrors, frames, and random mantles that my husband built 2 houses ago and was determined I find a place for. I sat down one evening and moved stuff around until I was satisfied. The cute carpenter says it looks like Sanford and Sons but I like it, and I was able to use a lot of randomness that was cluttering up closets. Now I suppose it is just cluttering up the wall...maybe it is Sanford and Sons.
Come back next week so we can wrap this tour thing up. Here is a sneak peak at the master bath. Who would of thought a chandelier over a tub would be my favorite part of a bathroom remodel?
Amy

28 comments:

Cathy said...

What a beautiful room! I love your wall arrangement...no Sanford and Sons...just perfection!

I have had the best time on your tour...I don't want it to end! Can't wait to see the master bathroom!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love the black painted furniture. Always so good to combine with!!

Happy Thoughts!
Saskia

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love that picture wall. Never listen to carpenters, they don't want you to paint furniture either, goes to show what do they know.

Becca said...

I can't believe the tranformation ... stunning !! I LOVE your new fireplace surround (reminds me of our revamped one). And, love your picture wall, too. Hugs, Becca

duchess said...

I have loved your house tour and your Sanford & Sons wall. The photographs are beautiful.

Between You and Me said...

love it...beautiful home!!!

Jemsmom said...

You make it all sound so easy in the first paragraph!!! Ha!! I love the wall. I am doing a similar family wall upstairs, but this collection of random things is intriguing to me. We have a weird wall in our living room where the builder put the thermostat not in the middle of the wall, but close. I have wondered and wondered what to do and now I have a vision! You are awesome!!! Did you decide if you were going to paint or not?

The Starr Family said...

Lovely indeed.. recessed lighting makes indoor living so pleasant!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I'm so glad you linked this up so I could see the before and afters! Fantastic. And...I'm still in love with your mantel.

Carmen said...

Well, I really like the Sanford and Sons (hehe) wall. It's wonderful! And also, I *really* love that the frames FIT the wall. They aren't too small like I've seen so many times around blogland. The whole room is fab. That pink frame is really cute too.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

What beautiful room!!

Richella said...

Oh, Amy, I just love this room. Not surprising, because I love your whole house. This has been the most. fun. tour. I've savored every post! Now I want to come visit you and see it all live! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

WOW...now that is one awesome makeover...luv you photo wall! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

Blessings,
Linda

gretchen said...

Amy,
You are putting my little tour to shame. It looks so lovely. Can I come over??:)

HouseMama said...

It's beautiful. As always. And not a bit of Sanford and Son is seen here - silly man. :)

Jessi said...

I adore the photo/mirror grouping on the wall! And the shelf fits in nicely. Thanks for sharing!

melifaif said...

Looks great! Congrats.

Christina said...

Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous room! I just love the shelves, mirrors, and frames you have on the walls! Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

*gasp* I love it all!! What a beautiful home!

Cha Cha said...

Nope don't like it at all. Hahaha. I love it. I like your wall but my fovorite thing is the mirror over the fireplace, what pretty lines to balance the box that fireplaces are. I love your use of texture too, it makes the room so inviting.

Cha Cha

The DG Family said...

Love it all!

sara said...

Wow, that is a spectacular transformation! I love the photo wall (and the reference to Sanford & Sons is too funny!). Please share in your next post where you got that fantastic chandelier shade...

Sarah said...

Love it all...especially how you hung your photos...so different, but really really works!

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Loving every changing picture! All the moldings really make a difference.

this blessed nest said...

your house is beautiful!
love that you post a before pic. i am always scared to post the "before" pics. but they always make & show such a great transformation & story.

happy valentine's day!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I love your beautiful home and all of the little bits of love you have added to it. The family room looks like a very happy place to be and relax, and your Sanford and Sons wall looks great. I always enjoy looking at enlarged photos of family members.

And a chandelier above the bathtub? Sounds divine.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the black painted furniture.
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Chari said...

Hi Amy...

I'm just coming over from Beth's mantel party! Wow...what a spectacular transformation!!! I love everything you've done in your fabulous living room! Beautiful fireplace and mantel!!! I also love the gallery wall that you did! I don't know if I would have thought to place the pretty mantel shelf so high...but it turned out beautifully!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

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