Thursday, March 29, 2012

Home Tour part 5 ~ The Family Room

Again, sorry for the delay, but life is SO busy lately!!  A lot of things going on with the kids and just overall life!!  So anyway, on with the tour!

This is our Family Room!  This is pretty much the hang out (besides the kitchen) in our house to watch tv  and just be together.   We keep the kids computer in here so we know what they are doing.   Probably not wonderful for decorating purposes but hey, other things are more important!   I dragged my feet a little with this post because the window panels were just installed!  Took almost a year to pick something out. But I finally did!    Lighting was not ideal again, but I really didn't want to wait any longer!

Here is the room as you see it walking in from the foyer

Believe it or not, I took this one in LESS light (just after dusk) and it came out better.... go figure!

The family room looking in from the dining room

TV wall.  I got this "tv stand" off Craig's list probably 5 or 6 years ago and it waited in my parents barn until we moved in!

This is the sofa from my old house, just had it recovered in a gold chenille.  Love the comfy down cushions. 

I LOVE this french market basket!  I had been looking for one for YEARS.  I had never seen one on ebay go lower than $300.   My cousin found this for me on her local Craig's list for $45 a steal for sure!  It has little red wheels (my FAVORITE color!) I should have taken a close up of them.... next time!

This was my parents croquet set.  I stole it from their basement, sssshhhhhhh ;)

My mom found this big round table at a garage sale for $5 I think.  We found the glass at another sale and had it cut to fit this table.  My friend Kathleen made my skirt and all the pillows.  Do you remember this lamp?  It got a coat of black spray paint and a clearance drum shade from PB. 

I had to show you the back with the cute cord cover I found on ebay!

I got these two Thomasville recliners off Craig's list. Another steal!  I got both for less than what ONE cost.

I got this chair for $5 at Salvation army probably 8 years ago. I loved the lines and never knew what I would do with it (in my old house) then once I knew we were moving the ideas started swirling!  I got 6 yards of this check upholstery fabric on clearance for $35.   

Close up of one of my favorite pillows!

Got this french looking basket at Sally's Boutique! ( my pet name for Salvation army)

Shot of the mantle with some of my goodies.

If you are standing in front of the mantle this is what upstairs looks like.

Hallway to kitchen, foyer and power room.

Another shot of the couch.

Sally's lamp(s) , remember them?  And a table from Craig's list, Ethan Allen french country collection!

Another one of my mother's cast off's!  I gladly took this pretty table!

A few close up's of the sofa pillows.  Just a mish mash of fabrics I love!

A view from upstairs...

And looking down.

This was a canvas print I found at Hobby Lobby and bought the frame there too.

This is a mish mash of things I had been collecting in my basement.  The urn is from Homegood's.  The floral is an oil I found at Salvation Army for $8  and then found the frame at Goodwill for $4.  And the oval frame bird print was cream but I painted it black and highlighted with good ole rub n buff!

I loved this when I saw it on clearance at Pottery Barn!

I got this little sofa table from a garage sale and used to have it in my kitchen.  Love it in here.  It's narrow which I needed.  The lamp was $9 from Salvation army, I have seen the same ones go for hundreds.  I love my bargains!

Another shot of the room from the mantle.

And one last shot looking down!

I hope you enjoyed this tour!  It has taken me forever to add the pics.  Blogger is being a pain tonight! 



Farah said...

Hello Kristi...Really enjoyed your room look fab, A very neat and tidy look with any hustle bustle of extra decor... Love all your Mom' s treasure:)... And your TV table is gorgeous ..I am also in search of one like this...It is simply elegant...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristi, what a beautiful home you have! I just came over from the Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here. I am a happy new follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Can't wait to visit more!


Kristi, your home is gorgeous! What a great job you did decorating it with so much love. Everything is just perfect and I love how you can look at your home with a vast view all over it. Love the big tall windows and the lovely window treatment. You have such pretty treasures from your mother. Lovely.

Jen Kershner said...

Kristi, I love that you have this big beautiful home and that you are naming off every discount bargain that fills the place. That is so awesome. I love to brag about a good find. Whenever someone says, Oh I love that and I'm all like thrift store $3 and then they look at me like I have 2 heads. But you GET it. Your home is so you and truly gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful home.

Sooner Laura said...

Just fabulous! No one would know any thing in this room was done the economical way. It all looks designer!

All That Glitters said...

I love your couch!!! I've been hunting a new couch for forever! Love your tv stand thingy, too!! I love the way you shop! Everything looks so nice!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your living room is warm and inviting. The view from the mantel to the upstairs is stunning! I love all of the colors you've incorporated in the space....everything from the walls to the fabrics. The room looks so's hard to imagine much of the room is "thrifted."

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Unknown said...

What a great room! I love all the pretty details and the wonderful fabrics that you used. It looks like a room you can really live in but nice for company at the same time.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Kristi,

I love it all. You have one gorgeous looking home.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's bee-u-ti-ful! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! Your home is just gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Michele Smith said...

Everything is just gorgeous! I love all of your thrifty finds as well as your tables from your mom. Love your Sally lamps and mish mash of fabrics!
All done in my favorite colors, I love your style girl!

Rooms by Ann said...

Kristi, This is another gorgeous room, I love all of your goodies, The chair with the check fabric I really love, That's how I shop, If I find a great deal and I love it. I will get it and keep it until I find a home for it.I love your style of decor. It's getting harder to find old french country pieces in houston. Thanks for sharing.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Kristi, I love your family room. It very much reminds me of the layout of my friends' family that I featured in January decorated with lots of antiques. I'm crazy over your checkered chair...great find. And I'm loving the idea of calling Salvation Army "Sally's"...too cute! Hope you will also join Linky Followers...I did join your GFC and it went through even though it disappeared from my WP blog this month. Thanks, Helen

Becca Bertotti said...

Bee-youuuu-tee-ful room, Kristi! I love the two-story feature ... your pillows are gorgeous, as are the pieces you chose for this gorgeous room! I look forward to seeing more AND the pieces you decide to splash with chalk paint!

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

You have a beautiful home! I can't believe that so many of your pieces are second-hand finds... they are gorgeous! So happy to have found your blog!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kristi, Your home is BEAUTIFUL and I have to applaud you for your thrifty finds. I love Craigslist too. Thanks for linking to my party.
Hugs, Sherry

Suzy said...

Hi Kristi. Your family room is just lovely and very well put together. I need to go thrifting with you - you know where all the bargains are!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous room, love the long windows and the fabric in the drapes. I am your newest follower, hope you can do the same.

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous home you have! Beautiful living room! I am your new follower and I hope you will follow me! Can't wait to visit the rest of your blog!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just had to comment as I have the exact same living room set up and struggle with it. The two story windows, only one wall without a door or window on it (tv wall) and many walking paths through it. Mine is probably a little smaller than your room but the same otherwise. I am going to try some new arranging now! Thanks for sharing. Love the curtains!

Jen C. said...

The drapery is gorg! Way to do it big and lovely! I have enjoyed browsing your site - and finding you are a horse lover and rider too. I did the same thing - got back into lessons last fall after 7 years or so not riding. Know what? The exercise actually recuperated a ski injury that had previously never seemed to heal. Horses are the best! Way to go!

Heather said...

I just stumbled into your blog from Savvy Southern Style and I'm exploring now. I saw the reference to Sally's Boutique in another post and now I get it! We used to call Goodwill "Willy's" when I was growing up!!

Kathy said...

Kristi, Great blog, you have a lovely home. I wanted to thank you for giving me a great idea for what to do with the round wooden table that I had in my kitchen before it was renovated. Unless it is too high, I'm going to cover it with a beautiful cloth like you did with yours. Can you believe I was going to put it in our next yard sale. I had a true light bulb moment!

Michele Smith said...

I just can't stop looking at your rooms, they are fabulous!!! I love every single thing about them. I even have several of the same items you have. Are your walls SW Ivorie? I have been contemplating painting our walls, although I know the moment I did we would get orders to move LOL
I also wanted to know if your friend who sewed all of your pretties has an etsy shop or if she takes custom orders from strangers lol.

Have a good night!

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Kristi, I'm having fun exploring your blog and I'm falling in love with your home too. Wow, it's so lovely. I like how you've mixed Craigslist finds in with your furnishings. I love a good deal too.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I have searched and can't find what state you live in??? I am wondering cause your Salvation Army, Goodwill etc. must be ALOT better than ours:):) Your family room is amazing. Every detail is beautiful. Can you just e-mail me what state? Thanks!!!

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