Hi girls, I call it a redmodel and not a makeover as it looks absolutely nothing like what it used to.I have gone from shabby to what I would probably call a modern take on country farmhouse...
To see what it looked like before click here...
My main goal was to make my teenage children happy, a room that wasn't too pretty but was comfortable with a lounge big enough for all of them plus friends and a big TV.. yes a 55"er. I know, I know, but there is no hiding this beast, best just go with it. Have to say I love watching all my gardening and lifestyle shows on it!
As with everything else it's still a work in progress, especially the far back corner, but as of today this is what it looks like...
A new 5 seater lounge replaced the the 3 seater.This was actually a corner lounge in the show room. I just didn't get the corner bit. No one can complain that they can't see the tv properly now.
My family room is what you call a go through room, you have to go through it to the front of the house and through it to the back where the kitchen and dining are. This is looking towards the front. You can see the front door right at the back there.
I also purchased along with the lounge a new tv stand and coffee table to match. The coffee table I had before was more french provincial and would definately look out of place. I liked this one as it had storage for dvd's and cd's. My previous tv unit was a large chunky country timber cabinet which had a cut out for the tv but was too small to accomodate this tv.
This is from another angle looking towards the dining room. (I was watching the garden gurus) I had hoped to purchase 2 wing back chairs to place either side of the tv unit but they proved a lot dearer than I expected so for now I just put my club lounge on one side and an older wicker basket that had been sitting outside on the other to balance the look. I placed some old cushions I had in it, to fill it up.
A closer look at the corner that is still a work in progress. It really has me stumped what to put there. This bakers stand was given to me and for want of a better spot I put it there. I really love it and am reluctant to part with it. I think it really goes with the look I'm going for in this room. I put whatever I had on it for now. I am thinking a nice vintage or rustic french provincial desk would look good here perhaps..??? If you have any ideas I would LOVE to hear them.
I also have these 2 cut outs of me which were done when I was only 5. My parents had them done one day when we were at luna park .Apparently some guy would do them freehand. I would classify them as vintage now and can't believe I want to frame them after all this time. I think they will look perfect in here.
So that's it.. this room sits between my hallway which is shabby and my dining/kitchen which are also shabby. The overall look doesn't look too bad, perhaps because the furniture is also light and sorta blends in. I have left a couple of the shabby mirrors above the lounge to tie it in (and also because I didn't know what else to put there..! )
adios for now,
take care girls, Maryann