I thought I’d give you an update on what we’ve been up to at our new house & share some plans for our family room.
Below, our favorite spot to hang is under the maple tree in our two adirondack chairs. The other night, after transplanting an entire truckload of plants from my mom’s garden, (thank you mom!!) we put the little one to bed & just sat out in the chairs. It felt so good because we’ve been running around like crazy and it was awesome to look around & see all that we’d accomplished. Writing this now, I realize we need more of this relaxing time…
And finally, my in-laws came this weekend to help again. yay!! My husband & father-in-law removed all the panelling in the basement/ family room, waterproofed it, changed some walls, added new insulation & put in a new drywall ceiling to replace the drop ceiling. We’re closing up the walls today with paneling & will be carpeting the floor.
The sofa will go on the left wall:
And the hutch will go on the other, for the TV & toys:
Below is where I’ll be putting my office. (The sofa pictured will be reupholstered & going upstairs.)
I think I’ll use a table as my desk that can double as an eating & game area: (image from Country Living)
Below is another view of the room. OH SO PRETTY!!! hahahaha We have a woodburning stove that we’d eventually like to replace with an actual fireplace.
I plan to put two cozy chairs & an ottoman in front of it: (image below from Cottage Living)
Below is the cottage by Ruthie Sommers from House Beautiful that I recently posted on. I really fell for the color on the walls & we’ve already bought the paint. (I went a bit lighter than the actual paint shown but it looks the same- funny how photos work like that.) It looks awesome on the paneling. (It’s much brighter than I usually go for but I wanted a fun, casual, bright vibe down there & I’m excited for a change.)
Here’s another image from Real Simple, with a similar color scheme. I’m loving all the pops of white:
So, there you have it! I’ll post after pics as soon as I get them!!! So, do you have any projects planned for summer??