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hisugarplum.blogspot.com · Mar 23, 2015

{Family Room} The Reveal


Are you guys whiplashed by the back and forth between our old house and the new?! I know I am, but we worked so hard completing all those room makeovers for the photo shoot, so I want to be sure and share them with you...and have them here for our own sentiment (see them all on the updated Home Tour!).

This is last major room reveal of our previous home, so now I can officially stop referring to our new house as, well, the new house. It will just be our house. Then I promise to start showing you more of it.

The Family Room was the trickiest to configure with all the doorways, pass-thrus, windows and fireplace, and of course it took us until last year to figure it out completely. It was our favorite spot in the house, and definitely lived up to it's label of 'Family Room.'



There are so many new projects in this room that I'll share with you in the coming years months weeks....starting with the DIY Ottoman we made to serve as a coffee table. The previous table was too big for the space, and after Mr. SP nailed his knee on it for the 87th time, he agreed to help me with the project. #winwin




{DIY} Gold Dot Vase
Since we ditched the traditional coffee table, we built a simple console table behind the sectional for a place to set remotes, books, and drinks...it was also great to be able to add a light in the corner for reading. Since it was DIY, we were able to customize it for the 110-inch couch...and less than $50!



The console table moved the sectional forward a foot, making the photo wall off-center. Instead of re-hanging them, we just added another row using pictures from our Italy and Puerto Rico trips. I can't wait to hang this in the new house...I think I have just the spot.

{DIY} Travel Photo Wall

Yep...the snakeskin table is another DIY...I told you we were crazy busy!


It was an easy project, as well, and completely transformed the old Pottery Barn side table we've owned for almost 20 years! I kept a basket on the bottom with a bin for DVDs (see how I keep them organized here), and another for remotes.


The desk nook got an upgrade with new fabric, and I finally found the perfect chair.

How to Hide Desk Cords

{DIY} Embroidered Fedora
Do you remember how awful this corner was before when it was a wet bar??? It was so 80s ("how 80s was it?!") it sang She's My Cherry Pie, while rocking a mullet and parachute pants. Hard to believe a sink lived here with an opening to the Living Room.

{DIY} Chunky Desktop & Distressed Shelves


How to Create a Gallery Wall
The greek key rug used to live in the Dining Room, but this was a much better fit. And like the white walls of the Living Room, the soft grays on the walls and floor provided the perfect canvas for all the colorful accents, while still keeping the room cozy.




Miss Maggie's special spot was under the desk...I loved hearing her snore when I worked late at night.



Seeing this space makes me a little sad...and anxious. As much as I love the new house, I miss the comfort of knowing where everything is, and having it exactly as you like it...and I'm a little overwhelmed with how much there is to do in order to find that comfort zone again. Not to mention, how long that's going to take us to get there! #deepbreaths

But with every weekend, we make a little more progress, and I can't wait to share it all with you! Thank you for your kind support and contageous enthusiasm...it totally encourages and motivates me!! xoxoxo

Click the links to see the projects & stages of the room makeover: Before Shots Paint the Orange Walls! Create a Floorplan Mount TV Over the Fireplace Enclose the Pass-Thru & Take Out the Wet Bar Build Distressed Shelves for TV Components Build Chunky Desktop Create Nook Work Station
Buy a Sectional Mount TV & Hide Cords Hang Photo Wall Over Sofa Create Gallery Wall Hang Matchstick Blinds on Windows

Additional DIY projects seen throughout the room:
Gold-Dot Vase
Organized DVDs in a Single Basket
Blue Squiggle Vases
How to Hide Lamp Cords
Embroidered Fedora Hat
Pom Pom Throw

{Source List}
Photo Wall Frames // Ikea Ribba
Sectional Sofa // Ikea
Black & White Houndstooth Pillows // Ikea
Suzani Pillows // One Kings Lane
Leopard Pillow // H&M Home
Round Tray Basket // Home Goods
Blue & White Lamp // Home Goods
Art behind sofa // Teil Duncan at Furbish
Plaid Blanket Scarf used as a Throw // Nordstrom
Gold Urchin // Furbish
Shallow Storage Basket // World Market
Desk Lamp // Ikea
Turquoise Desk Chair // World Market
Lady Bust // Home Goods
Leather Pouf // Lulu & Georgia
Rugby Striped Bin // Container Store
Golden Gate Bridge Dish // Anthropologie
Wall Antlers // Target
Chevron Drapes in Breakfast Room // West Elm (OMG, I just noticed my pic on their website!)
Maggie's Bed // LL Bean (it's monogramed! #duh)
Greek Key Rug // Rugs USA
Wall Color // Behr 'Ashes' in Satin finish

Let me know in the comments if I missed any, and I'll update the list!


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