I think one of the things that bothered me about the family room was it always felt “busy” to me somehow. In addition to the busy pattern of the old couches and different colors around the room, we had a lot of “stuff” down there like books, DVD’s and knick-knacks and not much room to really display things or store things properly.
It definitely wasn’t my favorite room in the house.
I really had no intentions of painting walls or making any drastic changes, I just wanted give the room a different feel and create more storage or shelves.
Above the bookshelves I installed a black iron bar. One on each wall. Eventually, when I find one, I’d like to get an old wooden ladder to help Bear Cub and I reach the higher shelves and having an iron bar to lean the ladder against might come in handy.
I tried to get the bookshelves and room finished before PB came home in March for our anniversary. I figured while he was home, he could work his creative magic and decorate the walls with his “stuff”.
PB ended up running out of time during his March trip so I ended up laying these old tools of his out. It’s OK, but I’m not in love with the way it looks so who knows if they’ll stay here.
Thank goodness we don’t have any small children here at The Homestead or we couldn’t put these out. I swear half of them could be used at weapons they’re so sharp!
Anyway. Aside from maybe making some new pillows for the couches, I’d say that’s about it for updating the family room.
I think all three of us are pretty happy with the way it turned out.