Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday's Family Room Update!!


Recently I had a friend ask me what I have left to do in the our family room.

It is funny when when someone ask you a question like that you hesitate, then you start making your mental list.

I thought I would update you all on the progress and what we have left on our To-Do list.

When I left you last I showed you a teaser picture……

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 My very handy, talented, sweet, loving husband has made a wish come true for me.

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The wainscoting for the room has started taking shape. This is something I have had in my little design brain for over 10 years. 

YES! you heard right 10 years ago I started talking about the someday list for this room and wainscoting was on that list.

I am calling this a, "LABOR OF LOVE," since my live-in handyman really did not want to do this to begin with.
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Now for the big To-Do list:

1. Paint wainscoting the same color as all the trim,
    swiss coffee.

2. Paint brick Swiss coffee (I am doing the happy
   dance about this one) Hubby did not, would not
   give in to painting the brick, but once he saw the
   wainscoting he knew it had to be done!! Woo hoo!!!

3. Finish wainscoting around the entire room

4. Add crown molding

5. Paint small end table a pretty color( color to be 
    announced later,I need to have a few surprises)

6. Purchase antique brass pharmacy floor lamp for
    right hand white chair area.

7. Find artwork for back wall and above small
    desk.(looking for architectural blue prints)

8. Possibly paint desk(color not chosen yet) probably
    a soft off-white.

9. Paint upper family room walls.

10. Possibly paint bar stools a soft cream and have
      seats reupholstered.

11. Accessorize as we go along.

So there you have it! More to do, more to show you later.


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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the wainscoting. This is looking soooooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

Kimberly Lemmon said...

You are so close. I agree, painting the brick is going to be just right! Love that you added your signature black & white stripe on the rug!

Sally Hammond said...

What a wonderful difference that wainscoting makes! Know wonder you've wanted to do this! Don't you love it when those you've been trying to convince finally see what you see? Congrats to moving things forward. Gonna look great!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kathysue it looks wonderful.. Yes, sometimes we are right!!!! Love it all and love all the future projects. Secret, ONE IS NEVER DONE!

Diane Haynie said...

Looks great. I have always wondered why you had not painted the brick but I think it will make such a difference. Love the idea of painting the end table. I found a new site, paintedfurniturebarn, that might provide you with lots of inspiration. Cant wait to see the finished product...wish my beloved hubby could hammer a nail!

Elizabeth Day said...

Yes, Miss KathySue, you had the vision and were successful in helping others to share it. Isn't that a great feeling? it is looking just wonderful and so truly you. Come over and see my "coming together" of our little project. It is so us!

Merlin said...

You've heard..patience is a virtue..right. Everything looks terrific! I've gotten a nine year wish, too...finally, hubby is installing a faux slate roof! franki

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a great idea to add the custom wainscoting and paint the brick! And the crown molding will be so elegant. Lots of wonderful architectural changes. Look forward to seeing it all come together!
Take care,

Victoria said...

It is looking great, Kathysue. What a dramatic change the wainscoting makes.
XO, Victoria

vignette design said...

I'm so happy for you! Yes! This is just perfect. Adding the wainscoting and painting the brick white is the most dramatic update for your family room yet! I think it makes everything else zing, and the fireplace is no longer going to dominate the room. Now it is quiet! I absolutely love the before and after. Can't wait to see it finished. Tell Doug he is my hero!

michele said...

IT'S PERFECT! this is an incredible transformation, and i hope you shop it to the national magazines because this paint/wainscoting change packs a huge punch.


Donnamae said...

So glad you will be painting your's gonna look fantastic! I'm painting mine....lived with it for 30 years...I think it's time! ;)


I love watching all the details come together!!! You must have had to sweet talk that husband of yours. By the way was in Schumacher the other day and they STILL DON'T have any samples in!!!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Hi Kathysue,
It's looking great! I love painted brick and I think yours will be perfect with your new wainscoting :)
Thanks for sharing,

Tiffany said...

Wainscoting makes such a difference. Can't wait to see how you pull your room together!

Therese Long said...

Oh Kathysue I love the progress and am so happy to hear you are going to paint the brick. It is going to be fabulous!
Why, you are going all out on this. So very excited for you!!

Cathy Wall said...

What a huge difference the wainscoting makes to update your fireplace wall Kathysue, LOVE it! YOu are doing a fab job in tweaking and transforming this space, very inspiring! Also nice to have a very handy hubby, bravo for him!
Cathy @ Room Rx

designchic said...

The wainscoting looks amazing, Kathysue and I really love the new pillows - great fabric!!

Stacy Curran said...

You're brilliant for putting wainscoting there! It looks amazing already, and it's not even painted! I can't wait to see!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

It's looking good!! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Love the wainscoting - as soon as I saw it, I thought, "I sure hope they paint the brick". What a wonderful husband. He just earned a truckload of brownie points. Watch out for when he redeems them.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Now that is exactly what that the transformation!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Now that is exactly what that the transformation!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Give that man a kiss! I have a sofa that needs replacing...going on 21 years! We never sit on it so it looks great. I'm just really tired of it.