Monday, April 11, 2011

A Few Changes in the Family Room

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We are finally having beautiful spring weather here so we were outside working in the yard all day. I wanted to show you a few small changes that I made in my family room. The first change was to the painting above the fireplace. I found this painting in Home Goods last year. It reminds me of a french countryside and I love that, the only thing I wasn't to crazy about was the frame. It's not wood and when you look at it close up you can tell. So it went from looking like this....

                                                To this...




I painted it using the same colors I used on my wall cabinet in my living room, I just went a little heavier on the glaze to make it a little darker.
             I distressed the edges to let the original color come thru.




                                 I like it so much better now!


Now onto the next change. My red cabinet that houses our stereo system. I never liked how you can see the equipment inside. I see this done in so many of my country french decorating books and I even seen this done by some of you guys, and I love the look! Here's how it use to look....

                              And this is how it looks now....
I added chicken wire that I spray painted ORB, and then this linen fabric that I bought in Hobby Lobby.


                                    I love the way it looks!
Some fresh tulips I bought in Walmart today. I lucked out and bought the last two packs! And I used my new urn that I just bought in PB.



Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I always love and appreciate your comments!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, 
                                          Martina       

LINKING TO:  http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com 

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com 

http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com  

http://www.bystephanielynn.com/ 

http://frenchcupboard.blogspot.com/ 

http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ 

http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/ 

40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your familyroom looks wonderful. I love the painting and the frame looks fabulous now. You did a great job on the finish. The little red check looks so much more frenchy with the chickenwire and linens. Great addition. I love your urn, it is gorgeous and the tulips are just so pretty. Everything looks fantastic. Glad you are having some nice weather. Hugs, Marty

Pam said...

Oh my gosh Martina! You are so talented!! I love the new frame color and love that chicken wire and fabric in the cabinet! Your room is so pretty and so welcoming!

Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh yes, Martina, I love the chicken wire and fabric in the red cabinet door! It's perfect! I bought some tulips at Home Depot this morning myself - I'm tired of not seeing anything blooming yet.

Dee said...

I love all the changes you made. The frame looks wonderful with its new color. The red cabinet looks very French with the fabric and chicken wire. I adore the tulips and your PB urn.

Dee

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Martina! What a great change...all of it. THat one one photo with the sunlight coming in is fabulous. Cute cabinet too!

Karen said...

Everything looks so pretty. Its a very warm and welcoming room

Lori said...

The changes are wonderful. I'm starting to think about painting my black mantel white?

Sue said...

Hi Martina
I love the changes you made to your family room. I especially like the chicken wire on your cabinet. I wonder where I could use a little chicken wire!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'll be back here to visit again for sure.
Sue

Becca said...

Looks beautiful, Martina! You aged the frame perfectly, and I love how you added chicken wire and fabric to conceal your components. The tulips look lovely in your new PB vase. Wonderful space! *Becca*

Vintage Gal said...

All the changes are lovely ~ I especially like what you did with the cabinet ~ wow ;-)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Martina...this is lovely. I have a question about the ORB spray paint. I saw a tutorial that said to spray copper first and then the ORB. Do you think that's necessary to get the look? I am planning to spray some hardware and I'm not sure what route to take. Any advice would be welcome!
It's a beautiful day here...finally. ~Ann

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's so Frenchified now...love the checks and chicken wire...darling combo. :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is starting to get harder to find the tulips at Walmart....probably only a few more shipments of them...aren't they so pretty and they look great in your new pottery!

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Love your family room and the frame lightened up looks great! Love love that little red cabinet in the corner! I need that! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Your frame looks great and I also love your painting - its always nice to be reminded of the French countryside. You did a great job on your cupboard too and the tray from your previous post (I've had some catching up to do). As always I'm amazed by how much you get done! x Sharon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good Martina. I looked at that urn at PB the other day.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Martina, beautiful foom! The frame is fantastic - wonderful change! I have that same urn in gold from a few years back, but I wish it were white instead like yours - so versatile! Linda

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I love the chair and the cabinet beside it! Your room is awesome! :)
Crystal

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks Martina for joining me!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love this! It looks great!

Pat said...

Looks beautiful Martina!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the addition of the chicken wire in your cabinet. Just my opinion, but I prefer electronics hidden anyway, but especially when the covering is as pretty as your new door. Pretty tupilips too!

becky said...

Very nice improvements! visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party

Shabby Soul said...

Your home is beautiful & I love what you did with the red cabinet!

Daniella said...

Your family room looks stunning!!
xxDaniella

Jem said...

Thank you for popping by my blog earlier, I absolutely love what you've done with your picture frame - a bit of distressing is never amiss! :-)

Jem xXx

Pam said...

I love the chicken wire on the door. It looks great. Love the tassle you have hanging on the know also!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I love the changes you made to the cabinet! The chicken wire and fabric look great!

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything looks so gorgeous Martina! I love what you did with the frame and it completely transformed it and all of your other touches are just perfect. Your color pallette is so similar to mine in my own home that I feel like we are kindred spirits! :-)
Vanessa

Mariaelena said...

Hi Martina, Loving it all...the frame does look so much better and the fabric in the stereo cabinet is darling...great idea!!...enjoy your fab weather!!...Mariaelena

Doreen @ Redesign by Grace said...

Such a beautiful solution to cover up those components! thanks for sharing your home and your photos. Both are beautiful.

Gail said...

What great transformations Martina! Love the red cabinet.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

A Hint of Home said...

Everything is looking great and Springy fresh around your house. I love the tulips and your newly painted frame is perfect!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your changes, so pretty!!
:)
Kristin

Step inside my home said...

I love the look of your family room. Very inviting! Your tulips are a nice touch of springtime! ~Susie

Dear Lillie said...

Everything looks great, Martina, but I especially love the addition of the chicken wire!

Tammy said...

Looks so good! I love the chicken wire on the cabinet. Looks great. Good job on the picture. It's amazing what paint can do! Your newest follower.....hope you can visit me sometime soon.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

Amazing changes! The addition of the chicken wire and fabric totally transforms that cabinet.

In a recent issue of Country Living, there was a feature about chicken wire enjoying an increase in popularity. Your pictures make it clear why that is the case. It is just too darn cute!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love your cabinet! You did a great job on it. And I especially love that plaid chair. So pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, I like the frame a lot better too! It seems to fit the style of the picture better. The little cabinet was wonderful before but now you have kicked it up several notches. Thanks for sharing both of these pretty transformations at my party.
xo,
Sherry

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