Here's a before picture taken before the previous owners moved out:
Family Room in progress:
The lighting in our family room is not great for pictures, but you get the idea. The set-up is a bit difficult, but we are enjoying the way it is turning out. The entertainment center is a temporary fix until I can find the best piece to fit that location. The bookcases in the corner are also a temporary fix until I can find a vintage bookcase to replace them.
Here's another view (sorry about the poor pictures):
And here is the family room corner today:
Corner to-do list:
- Find an antique dresser for the corner to store gloves, scarves, keys, etc.
- Baskets will go under the dresser to hide my kids' shoes.
- Add decor.
- Paint exterior door Peacock Tail (see paint chip on door).
- Put sockets back on.
- Finish second coat on trim.
Here's another shot:
If it weren't for my dear neighbor, Jane, I would still be indecisive as to what to do with the nook area in our living room. (Side note: everyone needs a Jane in their life! She is absolutely beautiful inside & out!)
Nook Area Before (Our friend, Chris, came with us to check out the house before we put in an offer.):
Nook Area After:
So, this is where we are today. It's nice to check off tasks from our "to-do" list. We're just taking it one day at a time.
Today's task is figuring out what to do with our decor that is laying around our piano.