Soooo, it’s been awhile since we’ve finished this room. There were a couple months of finishing up trim type projects, several months of decorating (and making the decorations), a month or so of, “Eh, family room? I’m tired of the family room,” two months of holidays and such, and then a couple months of, “Heeeeeeyyyyyy, big family room! Let’s store our new kitchen cabinets in that big ol’ space!” Those have been the months since the completion of our family room project. We are still in the throes of, “Heeeeeeyyyyyy, big family room! Let’s store our new kitchen cabinets in that big ol’ space!” But I finally decided just to take pictures of half of the room at a time and then drag those big cabinets to the other half. Oh, the joys of living in a perpetual house project. I love it. I really do.
Anyway, without further ado, here is our several-month-old-new family room…
All the befores. Really, it doesn’t seem like the room should have taken long. What you see is really just paint and the addition of walls going down to the basement. However, what you can’t see is the re-taping and spackling of almost all the sheet rock and ceiling, the addition of insulation in the ceiling (there was none), the addition of duct work and ceiling vents (there were none) and various and sundry other hidden tasks.
And now all the afters…
I want this room to be all about games and having people over and relaxing. So far, it’s been a success!
I love that much of the stuff I or someone in my family made! Tracey recovered the gray chair; Caleb made the entertainment table; I made the coffee table and shelves.
Some of Caleb’s artwork is finally out of the drawers and on the walls
This is also our “travel room” where mementos and pictures from our adventures can rest.
And lest you think that it looks neat and clean presently, here is what the half of the room looked like when I was photographing the other side.
They are kitchen cabinets waiting to go in our next project…the KITCHEN!!!