I posted a few quick pics of our family room a few weeks ago but I’ve made a few changes since then. First off, I actually sort of did the mantle. The Martha Stewart Starburst mirror from Home Depot for $35 was one of my best purchases for this room, I love it! It makes me happy every time I look at the fireplace. The frames were from the dollar section at Target and were 75% off, so for $1 I was able to frame these pictures that I photocopied out of a book I own. The greenery is from IKEA and so are the pots they are sitting in. Something with a bit more height would be better for this space but I really don’t want to head out and purchase more stuff I really don’t NEED, I’d rather work with what I have. The mantle is definitely a struggle for me, I just don’t enjoy decorating this area, if you have any tips or suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Here’s my $5 Craigslist side table with my $5 lamp from Savers and my owl was a garage sale find for $4. Gosh I love a good deal!
The $12 blue chair from Savers has made its way back into this room. I just love this pillow from TJ Maxx it is so versatile, I originally had it in our master bedroom but for now it’s down here. Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll be adding some different pillows to the family room.
The Gray Owl paint by Benjamin Moore is really a great gray color but it does have a slight green tone to it. Even so, the space feels so calm and relaxing, I love it! Soon I’ll share some pictures of this same color in the entryway where we don’t get as much natural light so you can see how different this color looks in different areas of my home.
Starting on Tuesday I will be participating in the Color My World Challenge with a group of really great bloggers. The challenge is to introduce a new color into your home via paint and fabric. I’m still a bit undecided but I am leaning towards a certain color that I struggle with so it should be interesting to say the least! Look for more news on that next week.
Finally, next week will be busy with blogging, I have many posts planned that are going to be a lot of fun. Also we will be celebrating TBH one year bloggiversary with a few giveaways! My children are on spring break for the next TEN days so my posts will be up but I may be a bit scarce around these parts and on facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!