Do you have a room in your home that needs a little refreshing? Our family room was in need of a little sprucing up and I’m so excited to finally share the results of our Family Room Refresh! The hubby and I have made it a goal for 2018 to refresh our home, one room at a time. Although we are far from being done, I’m so glad to be able to check the Family Room off of our list!
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Family Room Refresh on a Budget
This family room, connected to our kitchen, is the HEART of our home. This is where we all come together as a family to talk, hang out and just spend quality time together. The kids do their homework here, we play board games here and of course watch movies and play video games together in this room. So naturally, this was one of the first rooms we wanted to update.
Since we have a very long “to do/wish list” for our home, we set a modest budget of $600 for this project. So, instead of refacing the fireplace or replacing the mantel, we decided to paint the fireplace and surrounding wall. We decided on a white paint for both the fireplace and wall to brighten up the room. We replaced our couch and curtains last year so I wanted to make sure we kept with the same neutral color palette. The way our room is set up, having the TV over the mantel is our only option. So I decided to accent with a touch of black in the pillows to offset the black TV and fireplace screen. Our house is Spanish style on the exterior, so wanted to keep a little of that with the wrought iron and continuation of the arches. And the stripes add a modern touch.
The majority of our budget went to a new plush rug and a set of large arched mirrors that we hung on both sides of the fireplace. The mirrors may be my favorite part of the room, the space feels so much bigger now. They even create the illusion of windows which just brightens up the whole room. Luckily I had a 25% off coupon and was able to squeeze them into our budget!
We weren’t sure how the wood would look once we painted the walls and fireplace. But let me tell you, the rustic wood really pops nicely against the white and it no longer gets lost in the dark walls. To keep costs down, I decorated my mantel with items I already had in the house and in my party prop arsenal (the olive bucket and birch logs are from our Christmas decor stash). I also made my own Personalized Pillow, which I shared earlier.
Overall, we ended up going approx. $20 over budget, but I’d say it was worth it!
THE FAMILY ROOM REFRESH BREAKDOWN:
- Mirrors – $255
- Rug – $250
- Primer – $20
- Brick Paint – $18
- Wall Paint – $30
- Misc. Decorations – $45
Be sure to check out my tutorial on How To Paint a Brick Fireplace! It includes an embarrassing before photo!
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