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ORC: Family Room Wk 2- Bye Bye Built-Ins, Art & Other Stuff

ORC: Family Room Wk 2- Bye Bye Built-Ins, Art & Other Stuff

We have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and have received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

While most are putting built-ins INTO their rooms during the One Room Challenge, we decided to take our’s down (partially at least).  And I can explain…we never used the top cabinets! Never! They held a few random items that were shoved in during our move last August, but I can count on one hand the number of times that they were opened since. Now the bottom cabinets however are very very utilized- each one is jam packed with our toddler’s toys, and we plan on keeping it that way. So, though the bottom half will remain, down came the top half this week! WOW does it make the space feel that much bigger! Originally I wanted to add floating shelves on either side of the mounted t.v., but now I may just want to leave it clean and simple, especially if we get a larger television! 

Here's the before and after...

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In other news, the furniture from Raymour & Flannigan arrived and man is it good! I ended up changing a few things from the original mood board so here’s the new plan:

(Raymour & Flanigan furniture source list (click product for direct link) : Soto 5 piece Sectional; Artemis chenille patterned armchairs; Pryce dining table. )

Finding an extra large piece of art has also been on my mind this past week- and can I tell you how ridiculously expensive anything that exceeds 36 inches is- jeez! At first I had my heart set on creating my own, but monster canvases don't come cheap either! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will come across something I love while thrifting, but here are my backups (all are from icanvas.com) :

And because I don’t want to bore you with too much info ( I know you’re really just here for the pictures anyways-lol!)  I’ll end this with sharing the paint colors that we chose for the space- we still aren’t sure where and how they will be used (for example, will the deep teal be applied to the cabinets or the walls…?) yet I hope to start and finish all of the painting by the time you come back to read next week’s post ; )

Wish us luck and see you in week 3...

Love and Creativity, 

Diane

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One Room Challenge: Family Room Redo- Week 1

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