Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Family Room

Good morning!  I have lots and lots of pictures for you today!  Thank you to everyone for your well wishes on me and my girls being sick, as well as, your lovely comments on my sneak peek...they were truly, truly appreciated!!!

I guess I will jump right into it...

This wall has the vintage doors from the 1800's that I have had for awhile now with the intention of using in this room when I finally was able to redo everything.  I decided to put a table in here for the kids to eat their snacks on and color and craft on...even though the kitchen table is right next to this room, they ALWAYS want to eat and color in the actual family room, so this way I save having to wash the slipcovers constantly and they have a special spot for themselves {well, okay, it's kind of for me too :)}.

They each get their own stool...

I just like how this old paint brush adds a pop of color, so it sits on the arched window turned chalkboard {you know my obsession with chalkboards!}...

This vintage French deed box houses all of the kid's crayons, scissors, glue, etc.

...and this old candy bucket is perfect for storing all of their coloring books

I asked Anne Marie's talented husband, Jason {Klaske Construction}, to build a cabinet for us to house our tv in out of old barn wood {so that I can hide it away when I want to!}...he did a fabulous job and I am so happy with how it turned out!!!  I gave it a coat of white paint and topped it with some of the many blue mason jars I have from my husband's family...

An old caddy full of lavender pillows...

I will have to show you inside this cabinet in another post, as I am sure you've had enough pictures for now :)

My intention in this room was to create a space that was family friendly while still blending in the love I have for decorating.  I will continue to tweak things, but I am just about ready to say I'm done in here!! :))

We are supposed to be getting a blizzard here today...they are predicting 12 - 20 inches of snow!  I plan to sit down with a pot of coffee and a good book and wait it out, you won't catch me trying to leave the house!!  Stay warm my friends!

wall color:  Distant Star, part of Home Depot's zero VOC line, Freshaire
floor color:  New Concrete floor paint in satin by Valspar {Lowe's}


p.s.  My friend Anne Marie is hosting a fabulous giveaway where you could win a signed copy of Fif's new book, Romantic Prairie Style!!!  Go *HERE* to enter!