Browsing Tag

family room

2 In decor/ DIY

Family Room Reveal

farmhouse family room renovation
This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.

It’s Family Room Reveal Day!!!! I am so excited to show you guys how our family room turned out. Since we moved in to our house, I have had visions of how it would turn out and this by far exceeded my dreams!

(Scroll to the bottom to shop some of my pieces)

We started with painting over the knotty pine which was a HUGE debate in our house. From the minute I looked at the house, I couldn’t wait to paint it. Rick on the other hand, wanted to keep it as is since he thought it was perfect for a “man cave”. We compromised (isn’t that what marriage is all about?) and did a single layer of paint and then sanded it with a palm sander to give it more of a distressed look and let the natural pine pop through. It totally brightened up the room!

We had new carpet installed and I layered our original living room rug on top to give it some more texture and a pattern.

My favorite part of the whole project is the faux beam Rick put up to mount our industrial lights. It really gives the room that Adirondack cabin feel.

farmhouse family room reveal with diy whitewash fireplace

I chose to decorate our mantle with a simple green wreath, some blue jars and faux greenery to pop off of the whitewash brick. (The whitewash brick fireplace was one of the very first DIYs we did in our home. You can see the transformation here.)

farmhouse mantle decor with green boxwood wreath, eucalyptus and stamp books

I am so happy how the whole room turned out. This is our new cozy hangout and it’s Lola’s new favorite spot too, curled up next to the warm fire.

farmhouse family room renovation

You can shop some of the pieces of our family room below:

Console Table

Blue glass vases //Books

Faux eucalyptus  // Wreath

Lights

Rug

 

Pin for later

farmhouse family room reveal

 

6 In DIY/ home decor

DIY engineer prints of your kids

dIY engineer prints of your kids
This post may contain affiliate links

If you’ve been on instagram or pinterest I’m sure you’ve seen those really big black and white photos you can do of your kids.  They are also called “engineer prints” and I have been wanting to do them for my two boys for awhile now. I typically don’t decorate with many pictures throughout our home but I thought these were a fun way to add some personality to a room.

Here are my tips for DIY engineer prints of your kids:

And for more decor inspiration, be sure to check out my Etsy shop!

1.) Start with a plain background. I chose a blank white wall in my house and used that as my backdrop. This will make your subject (in this case your child) pop.

DIY engineer prints of your kids

2.) You’re gonna want to use a quality camera. Because these are engineered prints, if you were to use the camera on your phone, the picture is going to come out very pixelated. Using a camera will keep your image clear.

3.) Do some editing. I like to use the Lightroom App to brighten my photos. And then I made them black and white.

DIY engineer prints of your kids

diy engineer prints of your kids

 

4.) Get them printed. I had these printed at Staples for like $3.50 each. (They are 24×36 inches)

5.) Frame them. I chose these white frames from Amazon. But if you’re hanging them on a lighter wall I think a dark brown or black frame would look good.

dIY engineer prints of your kids

 

Now for my next project … convincing the hubs to whitewash this knotty pine to modernize it a bit. What do you think?

Check out some of my other projects here:

Whitewashed brick fireplace

Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover

Pin for later

 

DIY engineer prints