9.17.2012

Before & After: Great Room



This house is probably going to be a work in progress for many, many years to come. Which is kind of what we love about it. The basement remodel is at the tail end and I cannot wait to show you the finished product. Until then, I can share with you at least one room that although not "done" feels like home. 

The main living space is the kitchen and family room. Before we moved in, it looked like this....

Although the built in bench and storage was good looking, it was not functional with how we use this space. Lucky for us the floors ran through and it was an easy demo. Now the room is open, airy and where we spend most of our time. 

The floors are one of things that sold us on the house. They are restored barn planks stained dark brown. They run throughout the entire main floor. Keeping them clean has turned into a bit more work than I had anticipated, but it is worth it. 





I cannot wait to actually cook something in that fireplace. The bar area next to it has turned into a make shift office. Need to relocate that mess pronto. 


Looking for new pillows, maybe a gray and white strip? 


Light fixtures for between the beams still need to be decided on. I am leaning towards an industrial or nautical style (like this). The house has a very country look (we literally live in horse country), so I would like to bring a bit more modern style to each room while keeping with the traditional feel of the house. 

One of those couches is most likely going down to the basement family room and I think two comfy, yet chic chairs will replace it. I am also dying for a new ottoman, so the one above may be heading South as well. So sick of all the beige. 

I hope to keep sharing more rooms over the next couple of weeks. Next up, the not-yet-used dining room. 

xo
Erin   


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