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Media Room: Part 1

By on May 22, 2017

Hi friends!!

We are in the process of redoing our front room and I wanted to give an update as we are slowly transforming it from a standard living space to a modern media room. I say media room because right now it will serve as a comfortable lounging TV/gaming room but in the future we have plans for it to be a playroom. If you don’t know already Justin and I are big TV and movie buffs but I DO NOT like going to the movies. So having another space to watch Netflix just made sense.

We started painting the room a few months back, it was a light brown with a dark purple accent wall. I painted all the walls BM Simply White with intensions of adding a shiplap accent wall. The shiplap wall went in about a month ago along with the window trim. Once the walls were done I started planning out the décor. I wanted a neutral color palette for this room so I went with white, grey, green and natural wood. What I love about a neutral color palette is I can always add and change out a pop of color easily with out needing to fully redecorate. So the hunt was on for the perfect couch. We really wanted a comfortable sectional you would just sink into. We found the perfect set from Raymour and Flanigan. It is comfortable yet a stylish grey/white color, the first time I sat on it, I sank right into it and was sold!

For décor I have not added much yet but I had my eye on the botanical prints from Magnolia and when I saw one go up for sale on a local Facebook yard sale page I knew I had to have them! I purchased one from a local who bought the set of 4 but only had space for 3 and I purchased the second from Magnolia.com. They fit perfect on either side of our front window!

I also got a large clock from Hobby Lobby months ago on clearance. It was black but nothing a little white spray paint couldn’t fix. I wasn’t sure how the white clock on a white wall would look but so far I love it!

Lastly (for now) I got the Threshold natural wood floor lamp from Target, it matches perfectly the wood to the Magnolia prints.

That is what is done so far, here are the plans to finish 🙂

Right now we are building a double wide barn door for the inside of this room! This will mainly stay open and cover the wall next to the stairs. As of now (literally right this second) both doors are built and tonight (hopefully) we will stain them and then hang them this week. I am going to stain them the same color as our kitchen table to hopefully match the natural wood look in this room.

(Here is a preview of the one we finished yesterday, this is the right side and the one Justin just finished is the left. They will be latched together to create the look of one big door.)

We are getting new carpet as well! The previous owners of our house had a cat and for whatever reason the carpet in this room is stained and just gross. So we picked out this carpet from Lowes. I can’t wait for it to be installed and have clean fresh carpet!

For now that is all that is decided, we still need to build a TV unit with storage, get end tables, a coffee table and more décor but just the changes happening in the next couple weeks will make such a difference!

Stay tuned 🙂

Alli

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DIY Magnolia Wreath

By on November 6, 2016

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Magnolia wreaths are a staple in farmhouse style homes and are so cheap and easy to make. This wreath cost about $10 and I can’t wait to make another! Everything can be purchased at a local craft store but I chose to explore Hobby Lobby first time and I could have spent hours there! All the garland was 50% off so I got the magnolia leaves for $7.99 and then I picked up a foam wreath that was $4.99 and I used a 50% off coupon! I actually wanted to get a grapevine style wreath but I was so distracted by the rest of the store!

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