I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a room tour for you. My house is certainly not grand, but it's home. This room was once a double garage and it was the best thing we ever did when we enclosed it. We added a triple window, side entrance and a fireplace. Although Georgia has very mild winters, we do use our fireplace during the winter. Cold to us is upper 40's ya know! One of the first things I wanted from this room was an archway into our kitchen. I have never regretted it. It opened up our kitchen and we've been able to enjoy our bay window in the dining area in the kitchen from the family room. This room also gave me a formal living/dining room space. We rarely use that room, but I like having a formal area to entertain guests in. This is used mostly during the holidays and special occasions. I divided the family room and had the couch divide off the area where our computer is and the toys for daycare. Being the neat freak I am, the toy boxes use to bother me....not anymore! Right now Ryder, my grandson is enjoying the fact that Nana has so many toys to play with and they are always accessible to him.
So...let's get on with the tour through pictures!
Here's the newly decorated and painted mantle! I have a blanket on the hearth to protect the kidlets from accidents! It is a must have if you have children. Underneath is a hearth protector.
This is the decor on the left of the fireplace. My monkeys!! The pics and shelf were purchased from Kirklands. This little table is my favorite. It has an alligator texture feel to it.
I just love our cuckoo clock!! I found this at Big Lots some time ago.
Here's our love seat in front of the triple window. As you can tell...lots of light comes into this room everyday.
Here's the ottoman that we rest our feet on as often as we can.
Here's the end table to the right of the couch. See my lovely monkey?! He's so sophisticated looking!
As you can see....we are back at the side entrance. I have a recliner and small table at that entrance. The table and the flower arrangement were both found at Kirkland's.
Upon entering the family room from the breakfast area, you will find this little cozy corner. It sits behind the main center of the room and is just a nice reading nook. The blanket is Ryder's favorite blankie to sleep with. There is no nap if there is no blankie!
This wall setting is right next to the chair above. All the items on the plate rack were found at Goodwill. There's a pic of our daughter, Hannah.
This finishes off the wall behind the couch next to the triple window. This is an early morning shot. You can see the pic above the desk of Christina and Steven. We enjoyed them so much this weekend.
Can we say vicious chinese dog?!! Heh. I have 2 of them and I added a couple of other blue pieces to this lamp shelf. I really liked the way the blue looked on the black shelves.
Here's the arch doorway I had to have. This leads you directly into the breakfast room. As you can see the bay window in the background...it's so nice having a view into the backyard from the family room.
I'll leave you with a couple of pics of my beautiful grandchildren!
Here's Sophia all dressed up and ready to go thrifting with Nana. Who doesn't have pink boots at 11 weeks old?!
Here's a pic that was sent to us as Sophia was in the car headed down to Disney World.
This is the only time he is still...when he's napping. His daddy was able to snuggle up for some good sleep time that day.
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