The family room is my most troublesome room.
We have never felt comfortable, hate the couch I bought, tried to make chairs work with the rug by slipcovering, blah, blah, blah. Mr. F&F and I sit there to read the morning paper, he in his chair and I in mine. We stare across at the unused sofa and even encourage the dog to sit on it to justify its existence (the couch, that is, not the dog). TIME FOR A FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER in my own home.
In the spirit of using what I have, but making it work, I used my $100 coupons for PB and added some fluffing to the room and removed some items. Room before.
Decided to remove the back cushions and use loose pillows instead to soften the look and make it more comfortable. This little trick has worked for clients in the past. However, look what I found behind the cushions.
Before revealing the after, some more background. We are embarking on our last and final renovation in this 1925 Spanish Colonial. The master bath is in need of a facelift and Mrs. F&F wants a bath. Showers are wonderful, but I need a soak once in awhile. After ten years in this home, and what seems a continuous renovation of every square inch, I enter this last reno phase with a lack of commitment and fervor as in the past. I needed an easy job, a quick redo, so the family room makeover seemed the ticket. I feel better already and can now hit the tile store, the plumbing supply, the cabinet shop. OMG what have I done.
A room still primarily for the kids and eating our meals, but inviting for adults as well. A few more tweaks in the near future, but mostly done.