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Although you have already seen my family room several times and through several seasons and holidays, I have never done a true “Before and After” post. So, today, I thought I would.

Warning – lot of pictures!

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But first, I need to show you the before shots – show you the history of this room.

First, the walls were white and the fireplace was much smaller.

We had no window trim, just sheetrock returns and pine sills.

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Then, the walls were a golden tan, we added artwork and curtains. I really loved the room when it was like this.

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Although I really did wish for something more, these days were so much simpler. My girls were babies, life was a bit simpler.

Seeing these pictures brings me nothing but happy memories of my home.

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The little red table and chairs was where my girls ate their snacks and sometimes lunch. The computer was right in the kitchen on my desk so I could keep track of my kiddos.

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And here is the hot mess I lived in for way too long while the house was being worked on.

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And here is the blank slate we started with. New wall color (514 – Flowering Herb by Benjamin Moore), new floors, updated fireplace and millwork.


And here is our family room now.

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This is the entry into our family room from the front entry. The transom window was added during the renovations. I actually always felt it should be there and looked for an old stained glass window for years to hang in the space but never found one.

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You can find the information on the sources for our family room here.

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My obsession with my girl’s feet continues…

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A place for some of my many vintage blue bottles.

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I haggled hard for my orchard ladder and it still one of my favorite pieces in the room.

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Thanks so much for joining me in my family room today!

I will be sharing at some of the link parties found here

I am sharing at theFor the March Before and After Party.

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March 01, 2012 — Laura Putnam