Now, it’s not complete complete – but the majority is complete and I couldn’t wait to show it off…


Step 4 is the walls!


Family room 21

This wall is looking a little bare, but what a nice, fresh, clean feeling!
I’ll be replacing my faux-photo canvas pieces once everything is try and cured.

Family room 24

Went from light built-ins and dark walls, to dark built-ins and light walls.

Family room 25

I’ve got the sofa table to match now, and just a little bit more work needs to be done in the media cabinet (aka wire hell).

I think the best part of the entire makeover is that the room is clean.
No cobwebs, no dust, no wood chips or staining, no scuffs and scratches on the walls and most importantly (and noticeably) NO TOYS!

Family room 22

Which lasted just long enough for me to take these photos.


Some before and afters:

Family Room BandA 1


Family Room BandA 3


Family Room BandA 4


Family Room BandA 2

Totals and names:

Built-ins – 1 gallon Benjamin Moore Advance formula – Metropolis   $68.99

Baseboards and trim – 1 quart Behr interior latex enamel – Decorator White   $20.97
Wall (behind TV) – 1 quart Benjamin Moore Aura formula – Metropolis  $26.99
Other walls – 1 gallon (although I only used 1/2) Benjamin Moore Aura formula – Stone Hearth   $68.99
Rollers (2) – $13.97

Total = $199.91

Okay, a little pricey.  I did use expensive paint – but if you break it down over 9 years (which is how long the last family room lasted) it comes to $22.21 per year.

That’s much easier to sell to Hubby. 

Sofa jar is calling my name… just a few more months of saving and Step 5 of the makeover will be underway!

Have a great one!

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