Family Room Project!

The day we walked into our house for the first time, we fell in love! It was built in 1960 so it had a lot of character, but had been recently flipped and had a lot of fun upgrades. We knew when we bought the house one of our “someday” projects would be to put built-ins in the family room. Well, that “someday” has come!

We had the built-ins custom-built by a brilliant cabinet guy and he took our vision and made it a reality! With help from my designer :), we added a new rug, new pillows, and a new TV, and our room is completely changed. We are in love! There’s still work to do in the top shelves {as in there is almost nothing up there yet!!!} and I want a new look for the mantle, but I think it’s “done enough” to show pics!

Here are some before pics- Oh how that huge wall used to drive me crazy!!!

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And here are some after shots!

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Here are a couple of panoramic pics from my phone- such a fun feature!

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What do you think?! We are very happy! Watching the Superbowl, Grammys, and of course Downton Abbey have been so much fun in our new family room!

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  1. Karina

    How cool. The rug, the sectional. All. Good job! The white cabinet adds light to the room. And I love the panoramic pictures. What kind of phone do you have?

    1. Author

      Hi Karina! Thanks for stopping by & thanks for the compliments! :) I have an iPhone 4S. The panoramic feature is awesome!

  2. Heidi

    I love your built ins, and the whole room looks beautiful and cozy! I am especially loving your new rug! Would you be willing to share where you found it?

    1. Author

      Thanks Carissa! The built-ins have been awesome- tons of storage! I want them in every room too!

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