Family Room Stripdown started – and kitchen backsplash continues

  • Family Room Stripdown started – and kitchen backsplash continues

    Posted by Shelley on January 23, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    As I continue to “uncover” where I’m going – I’m finding stripping things back more, is continuing to help.  Yes, I’ve taken down another section of backsplash in the kitchen.  I’ve removed the heavy box window treatments & shades in the family room – which revealed the blinds we’d put in when we moved in 20 years ago!!  They were “just to cover the windows for a short time.” and now are put back to good use – I’m amazed at how much heaviness those big wood boxes (and the fabric kind of closed things in.  More of my tabula rasa.  Also brought in one of my neutral panels from another room to try in the family room – I like it…..but realize the paint has to go. I liked the look of the Revere Pewter on the photos from your webinar tonight. it appeared “warm” on the screen.  Need to look back in my notes to see what the two greys were that we used in the kitchen & dining room, to see if they’re in same family/tone.  Just an update, rather than a question, but I’m finding almost taking things back to scratch and putting back in what I want to keep is helping! Our big chair is comfortable, but is also in that rather tired looking Aztek pattern – and it is large – not sure recovering would make sense or replacing it with something that is a smaller profile.   See after & before photos!

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    Heather Maduk

    January 24, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Wow, you are a busy lady. As I said it before, i love your enthusiasm. it’s always best to clear out a room so you’re starting with a clear canvas and then you can put back what you want piece by piece.  I’m happy to see the valances and shears gone as well.  They worked with your chair, but now that you are considering the chair being replaced, there is no need for them.  

    Now that you have removed the shears, how do you like the look of the TV in front of the window?  Do you really need the chair since you already have a love seat and sofa? Would you consider removing the chair and putting the TV in the corner instead?  It might be worth trying to live with it like that for a few days before you make any rash decision. Living with a change can be a little unsettling at first.  That is why i suggest it for a few days. Let me know what you think of this idea. You could always put a big pouf under the window for more seating when the kids come home.

    I agree that the colour could be updated. Yes, the Revere Pewter would work since it would tie in with the fireplace.  However, first, look to see if one of the other soft shades from the front of the house would work.  There is a much better flow to the house when there are fewer colours. Even though the colours are the same, they will look different in each room.  It won’t be boring.

    Since you are looking at revamping the adjoining kitchen, i strongly suggest that you start there.  It’s much easier to pull the paint colour based on counter tops, backslashes, and your kitchen floor that also work with your fireplace. Personally, i think the family room and kitchen should be painted the same colour as the hallway.  

    Paint is always done last!!!!!!  There are thousands of paint colours, but only a few counter tops that you’ll love.

    Thanks for the updates and questions.  Keep them coming.

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    March 24, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Paint is always done last…I’m not a very good student!!!

    At one point I think we had the tv in the corner, on a different corner stand, but it was smaller. Interesting to consider. Currently all furniture is in dining room/living room, w tv in living room! So quite a jumble….hopefully to sort out in coming weeks…..

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