Last week, I took a pair of old brass lamps that were my parents and updated them with spray paint. Today, I want to show you where we put them and share a few other updates to our family room.
When we ordered a new sofa (the Davis sectional from Crate & Barrel), we decided to get rid of our coffee table and instead use a console table behind the sofa. The new console table still provides a place for magazines and drinks, while also giving us added storage. We were inspired by the Young House Love console table, and used their table as a model for ours.
Andrew custom built the console in order to provide us with storage both inside:
And on the end for books and photo albums:
Our family room is not that big and by removing the coffee table, the space feels much more open.
Another addition to the space is our new rug. I found this indoor/outdoor rug from One Kings Lane (free to sign up + daily deals = a great website!).
The description read: “This rug is durable enough for the outdoors but chic enough to earn a spot inside, making it well suited for heavy-traffic areas like mudrooms and dens.” I knew it would be a good fit for us and the room we use the most.
You may have also spied two new pillows on the couch.
I purchased the green lattice pillows from Simple Southern Charm on Etsy.
They remind me of the stencil we chose for the dining room. I love the view when you come down our stairs and can see into the dining room.
Here is the view of the fireplace from the sofa. I enjoy collecting vases, and I’m still working on the arrangement, but my new Kluk Kluk decanter (blue vase on the right), from our antiquing trip in Virginia Beach, fits right in.
There are still a few things we would like to do:
– Change up and/or add artwork to the photos over the sofa
– Replace our old pillows with blue pillows
– Add crown molding
– Bring in a few other accessories for the mantle and bookshelves
– Find baskets for the console table
For now though, we are enjoying the fresh coat of paint and all of our new pieces. I think our dog Charlie likes it too!
º What springtime change-ups have you been working on in your house?