July 10, 2013

The Family Room Reveal- Sort Of

Here's the thing- I owe you guys a Family Room reveal. I've let this thing go on longer than a Peter Jackson trilogy.  I didn't mean to wait so long, I just really wanted to finish up the accessories in this room before I gave you the big reveal, you know, so everything could be all blog beautiful and staged.  The reality is though, that there are a lot of little items I'd like to acquire overtime to make this room feel comfy.  I just don't want to force these decisions and make it feel typical or bland.  So I'm going to continue my search for the ultimate accessories, and in the mean time, I'll show you how she looks so far.  Deal?

Here's my beautiful new baby:

Remember when it looked like this?

I still can't believe that we built in that brand new, beautiful fireplace from scratch.  Sayonara big, ugly fire beast.

Hello sexy fire maker.

 We went with a simple, oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware on the built in cabinets. 

I installed using our worth-every-penny (bought it 6 projects ago) hardware template.  

The kiddo played toddler papparazzi again. 

We balanced the big TV we hung on the left with some decorative shelving on the right.

Unfortunately the other side of the room isn't as finished.  I'm still looking for a few large scale art pieces to fit on this wall.  At least the board and batten we installed helps fill the space and ground the furniture.

I'm thinking maybe some big, natural black and white photographs.  Or maybe some abstract canvases with a pop of color?  Any ideas?

We are still absolutely loving the new couch and chair.  The ottoman may be temporary, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  

The end table is too small for the space, the the lamp is probably a little too small of a scale as well.  It works for now though.  Remember- it's a work in progress, no judging friends. 

And on that far side of the room, we have our new and improved bar area.

Remember when it was an ugly corner with a cat door?

Here's another peak at the beautiful new wine bar.

Instead of a Why's-There-A-Hutch-in-Your-Family-Room Built In?

And here's the formerly empty corner that is now our built in wet bar and beer tap.

On the wall I framed a super flattering photo of the Hubs for beer drinking inspiration.  Then I created a fun way for us let people know what the beer du jour is, just by using a dry erase marker.

So there she blows.  What do you guys think so far?  Any suggestions for my big span of wall with nothing on it?  I've been scouring Etsy and HomeGoods, but I just haven't found the perfect thing yet.  If you've seen something that would work- send it my way.  Pretty please!


  1. Where did you get that stone on the fireplace? I love it! What color was it? Can you put a link to it or let me know where you got it?


    1. We got it at The Tile Shop- Sierra Vista - http://www.tileshop.com/product/productdetail.aspx?familyID=1116&recordID=5034971

  2. Even if it's not exactly where you want it, the room is beautiful! I bet y'all are enjoying the bar area!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors