head diy Design Fanatic: Family Room Evolution

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Family Room Evolution

The decor in our home is constantly changing. Pillows are a great way to give you a new look without having to spend a lot of money. Making pillow covers is my favorite way to change things up around the house and they are definitely budget friendly.

Our needs have changed over the years concerning how we live in our home, especially the need for storage on the main floor. Our home might have a lot of square feet, but it lacks built in storage space on the main floor. The armoire and the baskets under the sofa table were used to hold necessary storage. When our family room looked like this, it did not feel very cozy.

 After finding another armoire on Craigslist, I used them to flank the fireplace. Now the family room has plenty of storage with the left armoire holding all of the TV, dvds, and stereo equipment. The armoire on the right holds throws, extra pillows, books and magazines. Would so love to build some molding on top of the mantel to take advantage of the high ceiling.

The family room feels so much cozier now.

Now, if I could just pick a new paint color...Notice that the wall under the stairs is painted a greige color. It's my sample wall. It has been painted at least 5 or 6 times. LOL!

Hope your week is off to a good start! It's been a busy day for me with doing laundry, cleaning the house and packing for my trip to Los Angeles tomorrow to visit my daughter and family. Can't wait to get there....I'm hoping to share some of our thrifty shopping excursions with you. One of the places we'll be going to a Costco size thrift store in downtown LA and I can't wait!



  1. Looks fantastic Pam! It sure has been an evolution of fun and creating.

  2. I change out our pillows all the time! I couldn't agree w/you more it's the best way to change out your decor on a budget. I still can't get over the fact that you found a match to your existing armoire on Craigs list. That was quite a find!

  3. Love the pillows...very pretty! The double armoires are beautiful too! I can't believe you found a second one on CL!!!! I think your sample greige color would be beautiful on the walls :o)

  4. Your room is so pretty. I like how pillows can change up a look quickly.

    Have a great time in LA. :) I'm excited to see what you find.


  5. Wow, I thought you had already been to L.A. and back! Hope you're having a great time and the move goes well with your daughter!

  6. I just love the double armoires. I think it is so unique and so pretty!! I have a post going later this week on the progress of our family room. Family rooms are tough! I like your sample wall - that is something I would do. Can't wait to see it evolve. :)

  7. Hi Pam, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. Pam your family room looks great and I love the addition of the two armoirs! Have a great trip and take lots of pics!!!

  9. Looks wonderful Pam! I've been waiting to see what you ended up doing! The twin cabinets give it a very custom look.
    When I first came across you- you were selling your home and I kept prodding you to not sell it! I'm glad to see you embracing your lovely home more and more and having fun with new ideas! What a wonderful family room space you have- complete with a 2nd kitchen area!
    I see you are going lighter in thoughts on the paint! I'm going to be doing a bedroom in White Linen by Benjamin Moore. It's going to be my new office. It's small place and I need it to feel fresh! Have fun in CA- I know you will!

  10. I love the room! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful

  11. Such a beautiful room Pam, thanks for linking it up!

  12. Just found your blog. Love what you did in your family room. Definitely adds a cozier feel.
    I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by for a visit.
    Mary Alice

  13. Love your pillow covers Pam! And I hope you have an absolutely wonderful trip and that you bring an extra suitcase for all the loot you will find! :-)

  14. The armoires are a fabulous find, how perfect by the fireplace. Love your room and so envious of all that space. I sure miss that since we downsized. Have fun in LA. Hugs, Marty

  15. Pam, I love this look! Love the two armoires especially. I hope you have a wonderful trip!! I can't wait to see some photos!

  16. You are so talented, I just adore everything you do! Thanks for all the inspiration!


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