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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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