Cozy Additions to the Family Room

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Comfy, cozy additions to the family room.

New homemade furry and knitted pillows with the Ikea Pillow and throw.

Photo Bomber - Max the Morkie

Well, I jumped into the family room(taking a break from finishing the half bath-no judgments please) to do a few things to make the room more inviting during the summer while we lounged inside watching movies and avoiding the heat.

Last week, I posted on Facebook that I found a new rug on for a steal at $148 for an 8x11.  I jumped on it even though I wasn't a huge fan of the chevon pattern.  My goal was to add a bit more color and this did not have brown or beige, so it was actually perfect.

It was to replace the jute rug (below) that my family hated.  If you notice in this picture, the theme of the room was The World of Blah Beige and Brown.

Last night I made two new pillow covers for the sectional.  One furry, one knitted.

I found the furry fabric on ebay and I used a soft baby chenille yarn for the knitted one.

Here is the furry one, which Max the Morkie actually hates.  He barked at it for the first five minutes it was on the couch.  Maybe it reminded him of his father or he thought it was his competition.

Here is the knitted one.  It would be much easier to make with a sweater from Goodwill, but I couldn't find one I liked with soft material.

Here are two thoughts for a new ceiling fan, both from Lowes - Allen Roth.  I think the second one is more casual, which is a better fit for my house.

I swapped out the dark brown curtains with the ones from the front living room.  Free!  And I am loving how light and bright the room looks with the change.  Here are a few before and after with the lighter curtains.  The room actually looks much bigger now.

I need to reupholster the ottoman, but I will be repainting the walls and covering the popcorn ceiling too!  (Last room with popcorn on this level)

I plan to do a bit of work in the half bath to finish it up this weekend.  I just hate the small finishing touches that seem so tedious, don't you?

See you soon!  Karen :)

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  1. Wow! You've been busy! It does look bigger and lighter for Summer. I feel like a slug compared to you. I need to get busy! LOL! DId you hand knit the knitted pillow? Looking good!

  2. @Sam I Am...... Don't worry. I've been moving at a very slow pace this summer compared to last summer. I did knit the pillow. It took an entire night, but I love that yarn. So soft.

  3. oh my gosh finishing touches are a 4 letter word in our house. We will be moving in a year and so this is the year of finishing all the things that clearly weren't important to us but would be appreciated by the next family.

  4. Karen I love love love it!

    So awesome .. I have missed you even though you have been here Facebook stopped showing you in my feed .. Im all signed up for emails with my new email now so I cant loose you again :)


  5. @Cathy K. I hope I never need to move. I will never get everything finished. I hope it isn't too bad for you.

  6. @Brooke Gomhp Hey Brooke, thanks for staying in touch with me. It's nice to have blog buddies. :)