Sunday, May 3, 2009
My Blue Family Room
Happy Blue Monday! Today, I present to you my family room after a recent "makeover" this weekend to celebrate the arrival of May. (What's that saying about April showers?) Although the transformation is not quite complete (the walls need a fresh coat of paint and the windows need new treatments), I think I achieved the "romantic" feeling for the room that I so desired. The best part...I didn't spend one penny! I hunted and collected found items from all over my home and they look so lovely grouped together! For more great blue finds, please visit our lovely hostess Sally over at Smiling Sally and enjoy the start of the work week. I know I am going to enjoy Mondays so much more!
I'm thinking that a nice golden yellow (from the check of the couch) would warm up the walls over the fireplace and around the windows.
Our entertainment armoire. CD/DVD storage is in the bottom drawer under the shelving.
Armoire with doors closed. I love the leather panels. Did you notice the tea cups up top? I added that little touch of whimsy after seeing so many beautiful transformations on Met Mondays! I still think something is missing...perhaps some greenery behind the teacups to hide the speakers. How about something with height? Any suggestions? And what about my blue wall...can you tell I LoVe blue?!!!
Our corner wood-burning fireplace. I would prefer gas, but I'm married to a fire fighter...need I say more. How about pyromaniac?!!!
Even with paint and new window treatments, I'm thinking this wall needs something. I suppose I could go with a framed print, but I was thinking about a plate collection display. This room is attached to our kitchen...one long room. Basically, I can cook and supervise kiddos at the same time. Might be a nice way to tie the two rooms together. Other ideas welcome!
*Disclaimer* Please pretend to not notice the dirty upholstery on my denim chair-and-a-half It is scheduled for a cleaning after this very cold/wet spring!!!
Since I photographed the room on Saturday night (okay, Sunday morning at 1 AM) I draped a beautiful quilt over one of the armoire doors, added some iron candlesticks on the fireplace mantel for height, and placed a floral swag over the framed print. (*HINT* Quilt photos to be posted on upcoming Pink Saturday!)
Finally, I failed to take "before" photos of our family room transformation. In a nutshell, it was decorated in the "primitive" style complete with crows, sheep, and hand hooked rug over the fireplace. A dark leather couch and lots of red complemented the "Americana" look in that room. Loving my new spring transformation and can hardly believe it is the same room!