As you can see from this photo when we took down the wall we had to replace some of the floor boards. This was a huge project. One room had fir floors and the other pine. We also needed to replace it with larger boards. The boys explained why to me, but sometimes I just don't get it. Needless to say it was a battle trying to stain/seal them so that the would kinda match. 8 coats later and we called it good enough.
The room then got a coat of paint. I seem to always fall back on my favorite color by Benjamin Moore. It is an Auro Paint - Pashmina - AF-100. I just love it. It is a mix of gray/taupe.
So now I have started to try to make it a family room. Although I still need bookshelves, tv and lot of picture hanging and paint touch ups. I'm just so anxious to decorate.
So I want to make it a kids friendly family room without there being toys all over. I'm trying this idea...It is a chicken carrier (yard sale $10) on top of a cart (yard sale $10). I put a handful of family games inside. I think I like it...thoughts?
This is a street map of England. I have had it in a draw for years. I purchased it at an consignment store for $1. The frame is from a yard sale also $1. I was going to take it to be framed, but knowing how often I change my decorations I wasn't willing to commit to the $150 framing cost. So I took a chance and ordered a mat online from a store just found on a google search. Could have gone bad...but it didn't. I was so impressed the package arrived in 4 days of ordering packed like a fine piece of art. PictureFrames.com - Total cost with shipping $27. The glass is from Lowe's $15.
The rug is from Pottery Barn - As Is Display Model - $124 for a 5 x 8
The coach ofcourse is from Ikea - Ektorp - White Slipcovered - $399.
So far so good sticking to the budget. Still a work in progress, but there is still a ways until Easter - that was my goal correct?