Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Family Room Mini-Makeover and a Sneak Peek

So a few months ago I gave our family room in the basement a small makeover. With out purchasing anything new and just using random decor I already had and changing out pictures, making them into black and whites, etc... This is how it looked for the past 2 years and I was over the 'sports theme'. Hubby gave me the go ahead to change it up a bit so I did, but I wasn't 100% happy with it but haven't wanted to spend a lot of money to re-do the room again so I've just made it work.

Last week I saw an AWESOME piece of art work I just HAD to have from Bed, Bath and Beyond so I'd been stewing over it for a week. I knew I wanted to purchase it for the basement, but wasn't sure it was a necessity. Well Gerrad gave me the OK so last night we went and bought it, and I even had a coupon for 15% off, WHOO HOO!! Here is the piece on Bed, Bath and Beyonds website if you want to check it out!

So here is the room before with just pictures as wall decoration.

The trash can in the upper right corner still needs to go, its a Tampa Bay Buccaneers trash can, left over from the sports motif

And here are the after pictures. Not a HUGE difference or anything obviously, but I wanted to change around the existing pictures so I put our wedding pics and my bouquet on this wall instead.

I moved most of the pictures to this wall instead, I'm not sure if I like them there but maybe they'll grow on me.

Here is the new piece of art work that we bought, I LOVE it!

I took the pillows off our bed and brought them downstairs to put on the couch to spruce it up a bit. There's only so much you can do without painting the room to make it look completely different. I did NOT feel like painting!

So not a HUGE difference like I said, but I needed a small change on the wall above the couch, whew!

Here is a sneak peek of the Christmas tree that I put in the kitchen today. I forgot to buy a topper for it so I'm borrowing one of Addaline's hair bows for the time being (tacky I know), I also still need to get a tree skirt for it as well.

During nap time today I'm going to be working on our main tree, wish me luck!! I'll post pictures when I'm all finished with it!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Molly, it looks great!! I love what you did with the plates, so cute!! Love that little Christmas tree!