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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family Room Refurbishing Part 1

Several women have emailed and asked to see the refurbishing of the family room since we painted all the walls in the house pink and, since many of you are new to my blog, I thought I'd do it again. I've changed things around a bit. I've also added a tour of it to my sidebar which you can see also.

Most of you know I love decorating my home and doing different things occasionally....OCCASIONALLY?!?!....ok, a lot then. Sheesh, calm down, chicks. It's my lot in life, ya know. Gotta keep Love Bunny guessing where he sits each morning.

Anyway, here is the first round of the redo.

I had hubs make the faux fireplace screen and then I went to work decorating it with fabric. A plaid and a roses barkcloth fabric. I love how it turned out even though I wouldn't want to lift it very often as it's plywood. Clicking any photo will enlarge it for greater detail.

This is the sofa with the slipcover I purchased for $300.00 about 3 years ago and it still looks like new after several washings. I decorate my lamps with roses, lace and ribbon and anything else I want to throw on it. I'm adventuresome. Also, notice the pictures in the background that aren't in frames. I just painted some old mats and fun-tacked them to the wall around the little pictures when I decided that frames were out of sight in price.

I've covered these chairs that are about 25 years old and still in great shape, although, the upholstery is sort of a kilim looking fabric and not truly shabby chic. No, that's not true; I think they'd definitely fit in with the shabby chic romantic look, but I was tired of the fabric and there is no way Love Bunny would let me get them upholstered yet another time. I had the extra quilts as I stopped trying to compete on eBay with my items, and I think they are cozier for the house.

The little footstool is still the same but I've been thinking of doing it over again. Who knows? *Wink*

I found the little ladder at Goodwill....squeeeeeeal.....for $2.00 and painted it pink not knowing what in the world I'd do with it. This is it. I like the juxtaposition of the vintage finials and starfish that I painted pink and added "sparkle" glitter. More wall fluff either given to me or found at thrift shops was given a fresh coat of white paint and hung on the wall. I am a FIRM believer in hanging things low on the wall, such as the mirror, and even propping it up against the wall on the floor as seen in the photos of my living room and the architectural renderings of our home that I had framed and brought with me. I wasn't about to leave them there for the new owners!

I think that's all I'll show for today. I'll put more on later.


  1. honey bun.. i think once i am on the sofa.. you got hard time to kick me out of it.. look so comfy...

  2. What a great idea with the ladder I never would of thought to do that. I love your living room it is so cozy, but pretty.I've tried selling a couple of things on ebay but I had no luck.
    Have a beautiful day,

  3. Goodmorning Connie, I love what you have done with your LR.The paint color is very pretty.Your mantel and fireplace screen look so good.Quilts on chairs are a wonderful idea,my boys like to wrap up in them to after there placed on a chair like that.Hugs,Jennifer

  4. What a cool way to reuse a ladder. Very pretty darlin'.

  5. Morning, Connieness! I love the look! I'd love to come and sit and chat with you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Oh wow, this is absolutely beautiful. If my husband ever moves to oh, say China, for a year I'm redoing my entire house like this. But, sssssh.... don't tell him! Really beautiful style.

  7. Connie, if I was to visit you, I don't think I would ever leave your family room! Absolutely gorgeous! It's always a delight to visit you!
    Hugs and glitter!

  8. What a pretty room, Connie!! I think I'd spend all my time in that room!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  9. Hi Connie!! You family room is SO pretty and shabby chic and cozy cottage!! Love it!!!

  10. Hi Connie, This room is so comfy and inviting. I love all the fabric and wall decor. Your fireplace screen is perfect for the room. The chair quilts look beautiful.
    I think you achieved the look sweets and it is ready for a magazine!! Looking forward to seeing more. I just love redo's as you know!
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  11. Oh my have PINK HEAVEN going on at your house.....Everything looks soooo cozy!

    Have a wonderful day sweet gal...


  12. Your home is like a dollhouse! I love it!

  13. Hi Connie!!
    Just love your redo. Everything looks so romantic & cozy!
    Nice job.....

  14. Absolutely lovely, Connie! Thanks for the tour! ♥

  15. Hi Connie! What a comfy-looking room! Yep, I could be quite content sitting there with my feet up, browsing the mags. It looks beautiful!!

    Guess what I got in the mail today? An absolutely beautiful, stunning, expertly crafted, perfectly stitched, gorgeously created APRON BY CONNIE!!!!! I just LOVE it! It is even MORE beautiful in person. The fabric is beautiful - great quality and the fact that this beautiful apron was lovingly stitched by you makes it even more special, if that could ever be! Thank you so much, Connie! I love it!!! I truly appreciated the opportunity of being able to purchase this apron from you!!

  16. Connie I just love your home ~ it is so pretty and completely inviting and cozy looking ~ It looks like a bed and breakfast ~
    Thank you for showing us !

  17. I know, I know. I do have a lot of favorites!
    Very pretty pinks...the ladder is a really cute idea.
    Hope you are having a great week!

  18. I love it when you show this room. I could curl up with a good book in the fluffy couch or one of those delicious chairs! You have such a great eye for decoration!!!
    everything vintage

  19. Hey Connie;;; I really love your pretty cozy family room.. You did a great job on redoing it... you have a great talent Chickie;;; :)


  20. Hi Connie,
    Love the little ladder on the wall...I think I need to find one for my TV room :)
    Your family room looks perfect in pink!
    Deb :)

  21. Connie this room is delightful. I want to come and see in person some day. Can I? huh...huh?

  22. Connie:

    Absolutely lovely!!

    It is so restful and pretty. I really love it and yes it is most of what our life is about...smiles.

    The Raggedy Girl

  23. Connie, your family room is so pretty and decorated with all the things I love!! I really like the way you used the ladder. I had never seen that before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!! Vicki

  24. Connie, its so lovely to meet you. I love your apple cheeks this was my nickname from my Granny since I was born. I have never needed blush :0) I have always had red cheeks. You have a beautiful blog. Stop over and say hello sometime.


  25. Pretty in pinks! Yes, that ladder deserves a squeal! What a find for two bucks.

  26. I noticed the pink ladder immediately ~ love it!! That pretty fireplace mantle still makes me salivate! Such a beautiful room. I especially love the ottoman! And the mirror. And the finials. And the glittery starfish. And.....well, you get the idea, sis!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  27. Hi Connie, I love the ladder that you painted and hung up to use as a little shelf. Cute idea! Your room is beautiful! I love the fireplace screen, too. Dusty is getting there, we just have to be patient. Thanks for your visit and your sweet concern.


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