Happy New Year’s! I hope you had a lovely New Year’s Eve and a great start to 2016.
My 2016 began with this.
Yes, after some much needed time off from home renovations, Dan and I are continuing on with remodeling the house. I’ve already shared our kitchen, dining room, master bath, guest room, and hallway updates, and now we’re moving on to the room where we spend most of our time – the back family room.
When we moved in, here’s what the room looked like (please excuse the mess from moving).
There was wood paneling on 3 of the walls, beige carpet, and a “feature” rock fireplace wall. I use the term “feature” quite loosely.
We didn’t like the way the room looked, but we knew that we would be able to transform it into a space we love…once we had some time.With the kitchen remodel, as well as removing all the wallpaper, staining the floors, and painting, we only had a little bit of time to give to the family room before moving in. We decided to paint the paneling, and leave the rest as it was for the time being. Since we’ve given the room a coat of paint and put actual furniture in the room, it’s looked a lot better while we focused on other projects.
In my eyes, definitely an improvement, but we weren’t quite to “love it” status just yet. We’re back to working on getting there.
I debated whether to wait to blog about the renovation until we made significant progress (or at least demo’d the rock wall), but decided it was better to blog updates as they happen. Rooms aren’t overhauled in a day, and to show you just a before and after felt like it would make the process seem short and painless. Anyone who has renovated their house knows that is absolutely not the case. I wasn’t able to show the slow process of most of our previous renovations (the kitchen especially) because we were in emergency mode, and I used every free moment to work and not to write. This time, I’m going to share our progress as it happens, so expect some family room updates along with some of the crafts, baked treats, and dinners I regularly post.
Don’t be surprised if my “here’s the finished look” post doesn’t come about until March. Hopefully.