September 22, 2009

Family Room Project 1- DONE


Oh, what a feeling! Oh, what a Night! ….wait that’s a song, it’s more like “Oh what a summer”.

I started this silhouette mural wall project back in July - see this post , and I thought this was going to be so e..a..s..y!!! Well, not only does everyone in my house have an opinion about what silhouettes they prefer and what color fabric i should use. I then had to figure it out and buy the fabric, and then some!! I’d bring it home….test it out on a whitesheet background with the prospective fabrics wrapped around the individual canvas boards. I had to make sure that the fabric wasn’t too LOUD, too white, too similar to the other fabrics used, and wasn’t too graphic itself (meaning that the silhouettes would be lost against the backdrop fabric itself) Headache in a major way! If my “today” self could advise my “july” self I would tell her, pick all your fabric first! Coordinate…..Coordinate….Coordinate!!!


I just had to show you what I changed here:

1- Ikea Besta furniture for Entertainment unit (made all the difference)

2- Mounted the LCD TV on the wall! Can tilt, turn, and angle in many different directions!!

3- Mural Wall (Visual Interest, with lots of color!)

4- Ikea chair (kitchen chair, keeping the extra chair in the family room, made the “bib” for it)…….am contemplating making bibs for the other 5 kitchen chairs with different animals……

5- Ikea POANG chair, i have two in this room now, they really help with extra seating!!

6- Recovered the old valance (see HERE for better view)! Love the simplicity of this fabric!

7- Oops!!! Forgot to label #7, but it’s the repainted walls in a super light yellow! Sure beats the darker walls I’ve had since 2001! Those dark walls were one reason why I called this “The CAVE Room”……being married to a caveman he didn’t see any problem with them at all!! LOL!!

And another couple views of the Silhouette Mural Wall


And to help illustrate my point about figuring out your fabric before you get started. You gotta see the picture below!


Well, that’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to invite you over for coffee in my family room after the total MAKEOVER is done…..this is just project 1 of my 4 project series (see this post for upcoming projects)!!!!! …….i, yi, i……

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By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden