Okay. I’ve been holding out on you guys. The family room remodel. Never posted it.
But I made Doug hang the map over the couch last night just so I could post this for you. Cause I love you. So I’m going to zip my lip for a million pictures and just let you look at my new, completely remodeled, and almost all second-hand family room. Of course there’s still stuff we need to do, but whatever.
HERE WE GO. New floors. Eeep!
you’re going to hate me when I give you these breakdowns. 😉
Almost everything in here is from a garage sale,a hand-me-down, or DIY’ed.
The white IKEA LENDA curtains and sign are the only new things. Besides the floor. And trim. AHEM.
I spent $221.50 for all furniture, décor, and supplies.
DIY projects in this room:
conduit pipe curtain rods, revamped garage sale lamps (white & burlap lamps), how to paint a lamp (yellow lamp), painted pillows (coming soon!), and painted and reupholstered ottoman (coming soon!)
I won the “Do More of What Makes You Happy” sign by Pamela of PB&J Creations at a giveaway from Kristin of Simply Klassic Home. I love it, I love the message, and it completes the room. Thanks ladies!
Yes, that map was $1.50. I promise I’m not lying. I was garage saling and saw two big framed maps and told myself I’d buy them for $20 a piece. Maybe $30. I’d talk em down if I had to.
There was a tag that said $3. FOR BOTH OF THEM. Bought em, stupidly resold the other one, and painted the frame white. Still kicking myself. But technically the map is negative dollars since I made money. 😉
We did everything ourselves and spent $2485 on the actual remodel.
here’s the approximate breakdown of everything:
wood floors: $1250, nails & screws: $60, tar paper: $30,
foyer rebuild: $865 (wall, railing, stairs), new doors: $200 (100 each),
paint: $80 (2 gallons for walls, 1 gallon for trim)
labor, family and ourselves: free
The wall color is MS Sharkey Gray, trim is Valspar Bistro White, and ottoman is Golden Maize. The flooring is from Mullican (Lowe’s) and the color is antique gunstock oak.
other prior updates include sliding glass door, new windows, drywall
Total Cost to Make Our Family Room Fancy: $2706.50
Here is what it looked like the first time we checked out the house, in September 2009. We had gross wood paneling, a tiled ceiling, a teeny tiny foyer, and carpet in half the room, laminate tile in the rest.
better, but not finished:
back in my “holy crap these pictures are kinda awful and I like lots of stuff” phase
almost three years later, and after a whole lot of work (and simplifying)
Soooo, I’m dying to know. What do ya think?
I love it. 🙂