Day Two of family room decorating ideas is finally here.
I know you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat…..tapping your fingers and nodding your head.
When I’m redoing these rooms…..I’m never really sure where I’m going…..
…..until I get there.
I think this room transformation is my favorite so far.
And just for the record…..
….her name is Diathana.
When I was little and read all kinds of books about fairy tales and beautiful people who lived in towers and with really long hair…..who wore velvet dresses and always got rescued by princes….
….I decided that I wanted my name changed to Diathana.
I thought it was the most beautiful name in all the world.
My mother didn’t really agree and no amount of wand-waving was successful.
So the whole Diathana thing had a very short shelf life.
…..today here’s my Dianthana.
Romantic and a little blonde with time-worn classic beauty and a handsome prince who helped make it all possible.
And a whole bookshelf of happy endings.
Eight Family Room Decorating Ideas
Want to know how I did it?
Here’s some easy family room decorating ideas:
1. New rug borrowed from the Gatehouse.
I took it right out from under my desk over there.
2. I hung the basket that was sitting on the coffee table (you can see it in the first picture) on the wall.
Then I tied a wreath to the top of the basket with gray ribbon.
3. These are the chair covers from the kitchen.
In the interest of full-disclosure….I had to photo shop out several dried on fruit loop marks.
Here’s a close-up of the basket over the mantel.
It might be staying if I can talk all the decorating magazines into it.
1. I covered the back of the bookcase with this amazing paper from Hobby Lobby.
It is large enough to cover the whole back and it only cost $5.25 (after 40% off coupon) for a roll that totally covered both bookcases.
It looks even better in real life.
It might be staying.
2. I filled the bookshelves with pieces from my yard sale milk glass collection.
And this is only about half of the milk glass in the house.
I think I need an intervention.
1. These are all vases left over from the florist that I had tucked away in a cabinet.
You know….the kind you always donate to Goodwill.
I added a piece of painter’s tape to make a line….spray painted them white and then removed the tape.
They are so much cooler than I could ever hope to be.
I was a little worried about how they would turn out.
But they totally make me want to climb up into a tower and let my hair down.
2. The gray pieces hanging on the chalkboard are from the library.
I bought them on clearance at Hobby Lobby about two years ago.
1. Remember those book page flowers?
I made them into a wreath on day 1.
Here are the same flowers pinned onto a pillow on the window seat.
Everyone in the family voted and they want this room to stay a dining room.
I told them they would like tomorrow’s room even better.
And I hope you will, too.