08 October 2009

[renovation 09: The Family Room & CONTEST INFO]

OOPS!! Sorry everyone ... had this posted under the wrong date - so you weren't able to find it. But here it is ...

Well - you've seen the fireplace, and seen the railings ... but I thought I'd show you the whole room. This is what it looked like "before" ...

And this is the room that started the whole project. See, with my hubby laying on the couch for those 3weeks after his leg injury - he realized that our carpets were embarrassingly stained. 12 year old, cream, builders carpet. YUCK.

So - we started planning on changing the carpet ... which lead to changing all of the flooring on the mainfloor. Which lead to changing the baseboards, then adding the crown ... the paint colour needed to match, so it was changed too. Then the railings, some changes in lighting, and blinds were added instead of the brown curtains ... oh. And the fireplace.
See?? Renovations can realllllly get the better of you. But last night, I had photography clients come over while the kids were in bed, and my hubby at the hockey game, and the house felt - lovely. I am so pleased with it ... it feels calm and clean.
Here's the reveal ... (drumroll please ...)
Stay tuned for a CONTEST I having for my blog readers. The prize? I will design your CHRISTMAS CARDS! Confused? WELL - I will digitally design a card with up to 3 family photos, you'll pick the colour scheme and the "greeting", and I'll do the rest. You'll be able to upload and print them out, say, at Costco - for about 12 CENTS each. Seriously - it's the ONLY way to do Christmas cards ...
Stay tuned!! And hey - have a good one!

8 comments:

Jenn VH said...

It looks AMAZING!! SO cozy--I love the shag carpet--makes me want to lay on it!! Also, love the Backyardigans on the wall! :0)

Kristin Erickson said...

Looks so lovely! My favourite is the warm railing, adds so much to the room! Did you change the window treatments, or leave them bare? Love how all that natural light just softly sifts into the room! I can totally see how peaceful this space must feel now!!! Congrats on a job well done!

Anonymous said...

Tania it looks so warm and cozy. Very nice.Rosalia

susan said...

Beautiful room! I too loved the Backyardigans on the TV!!

Laura said...

Looks amazing!! You guys did a most wonderful job :) I can see why you love it!
Ohhhh, I want to win that contest!! You did such a lovely job on our wedding thank you's :) I'll be keeping an eye out to enter!

Henri said...

I still can't see the elk head.

Tawn said...

Henri. The elk. It's there. But it's a special invisable elk. Very expensive.

ross said...

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