I’m so excited to share my family room makeover progress with you!! We moved last June after being in the same house for 16 years, and I knew the family room was the first room I wanted to decorate! It’s the center of the house, and the first room you see when you walk in the front door.
You might remember, Jess from Four Generations One Roof has been helping me virtually with Family Room decor ideas and inspiration. In my last update, I showed you the beautiful vintage buffet turned media cabinet I bought. The piece was perfect since I knew I didn’t want a big massive entertainment center, but I didn’t know what to do with the rest of the wall. Jess suggested metal and glass bookcases on each side, since I already had a lot of wood, and I could place a chair in front of the one down by the fireplace.
We decided the IKEA VITTSJÖ shelving units would be perfect!! We originally thought I would pain them gold, but once I had them in the room, I decided I like the black…..for now any way.
**note, the closest IKEA to St. Louis is 6 hours away, so I used Expedite STL to get my bookcases. If you’re in the St. Louis area I totally recommend using them! It’s a business owned by a St. Louis couple, who drives up to Chicago once a month to IKEA and will pick up what ever you want and bring it back for you – you pay a small delivery fee and pick it up at their home! It was WAY cheaper than paying IKEA freight charges (which would have been more than the shelves cost).
I’ve been slowly trying to fill the shelves. Steve is thrilled that I asked if I could display his deer antlers.
I shopped the house for much of it but I have picked up a few things here and there.
Sources: (If it’s not in this list, then I’ve already owned it for a few years)
Martha Stewart Saybridge Sofa - Macy’s
Paint: Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray
Peacock Blue Chair - Home Decorators
vintage buffet turned media center – The White Rabbit
Antlers (over fireplace) – The White Rabbit
White Garden Stool – Ballard Designs
floor lamp - Ballard Designs
Bookcases - Ikea
Wall Art (over sofa) - Weekends Only
Floral Pillows – World Market
White Pillow – Pier One
all other pillows, gold storage boxes, love sign - Home Goods
Angle Wings – The White Rabbit
Yellow Clock – World Market
I can’t get over what a little paint, a few new pieces of furniture and accessories can do to a room! Look at the difference we’ve made already!
What’s left to do?
Walls – I need something over the TV, and I’m not sure I want to keep the mirror over the love seat or the large art over the big sofa
floor – ideally, I would like wood floors with a rug, but until that happens, I’d be happy with a pretty rug over the carpet
tables – for now, the coffee table and end table are staying, until I can find something I love.
brown chair & ottoman – I originally wanted to replace these, but it’s a super comfy chair, and it’s also where I sit when I watch TV. So, for now, it’s staying until I find a fabulous replacement.
pillows – I’d like to make some new covers for some of the throw pillows – there is too much yellow there, and too many pillows lol
I’m Lovin’…….My IKEA VITTSJÖ Bookcases
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