On the blog today, is our cozy and styled family room! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to talk about it. The furniture makeover I did last weekend took a noteworthy chunk on this project. I painted the entertainment center, coffee table, 2-pieces end tables, and cube bookshelves with white. The hard work paid off, and although, it took me a day longer than planned it was all worth it.
Here’s how it started. Years ago, I was persuaded that I would be happy with the dark finished furniture. But about 6-months since we moved into our (not too new) house (anymore), it feels like our interior is getting smaller because of the visual illusion effect of the dark furniture pieces. This led me to consider changing up a few items and painting our furniture with white (of course, I didn’t include our couch!). How fun would that be?!
When I work on a project, I like doing things on my list altogether in one room at a time. Our family room is no different. First, I painted 5-pieces of furniture with white. Second, I replaced the curtains. Third, I installed stainless steel switch plates (an inexpensive update that goes a long way). And as you can see, I also updated our mantel. Read the post here.
Perhaps you have already noticed that our family room walls are painted with a shade of gray. In case you are wondering what exactly the color I used, it’s Sherwin Williams Essential Gray (SW 6002). I also used this color in the hallway, breakfast nook, and kitchen. Now it got me to thinking that I should write a post about our interior paint colors. I will surely work on that. Stay tuned!
My ultimate goal is to maintain shades of gray not only on the wall but also with our couch without breaking the bank. I have seen several tutorial videos on YouTube about painting the couch fabric. On the quick note, I don’t like the idea. Another possibility is getting couch covers which can be expensive. I have checked a few stores, and they are not budget friendly, at least to the ones that I like.
Let’s talk about the items that changed our family room. Well, I used most of the things I already have in my decor collections. As a minimalist, the challenge of balancing between over stuffing and under stuffing of decors is real. How the family room turned out is my happy place. It’s cozy and styled, the way I envisioned it.
Lately, I have a real crush with white and blue. Although, I’m still in love with teal and gold. That’s why you can see these colors in this space. It’s true that creating a happy place takes a few tries especially if you are learning as you go, like me. The truth is small steps in this journey had taught me a lot about decorating, and DIY projects that I am confident would serve as valuable lessons. I can’t wait to learn more!
When working on a DIY project, do you always finish based on a planned timeframe or do you sometimes get behind? What are your must-colors when decorating a space in your house?
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