Wednesday, July 11, 2012

my pinterest inspired family room

My Pinterest inspired family room renovation is finally done! And to think it all started with a few photos. But first, it helps to understand a little bit about my husband and I. Here's an example of a typical improvement conversation:

Me: "Handyman, we should do this (whatever project x is)."
Handyman: "I can't visualize it. Show me a picture."

~Surfing the Internet-moments or days later~

Me: "Here, I found a picture."
Handyman: "I can do that."

I knew I needed a photograph of a bead board ceiling to to sell him on the idea. These photos from BHG did the trick. Thank goodness for Pinterest, where I have a place to save and organize my ideas.




Handyman finished the last of the touch up paint just other day.




And just in case you can't remember what it looked like before, here's a reminder:

I think it turned out pretty good. The addition of the bead board works well with the cottagey-style of our little yellow cape.

We choose use individual tongue and groove wood boards, because installing the beadboard panels would have left us with a giant seam running across the length of the ceiling.

(In full disclosure, I'm sure Handyman wouldn't have been keen on the whole bead board ceiling suggestion, except that we had to do something with it after we took the acoustic tiles down, leaving these large open-faced sandwich cookie like glue spots. You can see them best in the BEGINNING OF BEADBOARD CEILING photograph above.)

Now to just furnish it, decorate it, and style it. No biggie, right?

You can see all the projects we did here.

Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Nifty Thrifty Things, It's Overflowing, MopItUp , Twigg Studios Monday: Made by You, C.R.A.F.T. DIY Showoff, Between Naps on the Porch, Debbie Doo's, Home Stories A to Z, diy home sweet home, DedicatedHouse Tuesday: Coastal Charm, Nest for Less, Tip Junkie, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Get Your Craft On, ClaimingOurSpace Wednesday: Uncommon, Savvy Southern Style, Organize and Decorate, Power of Paint, Newlyweds Recipe Linky, Southern Lovely , Home Happy Home, Gingersnap Crafts Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage, Made in a Day, House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, 52 Mantels Friday: Making Lemonade, Blissful and Domestic, One Artsy Mama, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, The Shabby Nest, Thirty Handmade Days, Addicted 2 Decorating, Funky Junk Interiors, Financial Friday, At the Picket Fence, Classy Clutter

28 comments:

  1. That looks great and now you're up to the fun part...furnish and decorate!

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  2. Love the beadboard ceiling! We have it in our mudroom and love it...just needs some repair :)

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  3. Wow that looks so awesome! What a handyman you have. Can you show him some of my pinterest pictures? Just in case you have run out of ideas for him to do? lol Gotta love Pinterest!

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  4. Love how the ceiling turned out! Now the fun begins!!

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  5. Your hubby did a great job. It's one great looking ceiling.

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  6. *Love* that beadboard ceiling!
    ~Elena
    'a casarella

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  7. Lovely :) Someday I will be able to do fun projects like that! Right now I get to stare at popcorn ceilings. Extremely cobwebby ones :)

    Great blog! Thanks for checking out my pinterest fail!

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  8. Someday I'll get a ceiling or two like that. Totally get the "show me a picture". I have to do that to convince him I'm not out of my mind and we're not the only (= "unsellable") house that would have this weird challboard this or beadboard that or yellow...you get the point (smile).

    Bernadette from www.b3hd.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow.. I wish I could tackle projects like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    -Aparna
    http://apsolutelycrafts.blogspot.in

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  10. Did you use the sheets of beadboard or planks? Love it!

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  11. WOW< I love it. Great color too. Can't wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  12. Love how it turned out! Visiting from Debbiedoos's and I'm now a follower.

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  13. I LOVE a beadboard ceiling and yours looks fantastic! I have to show my hubby pictures from pinterest tood!

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  14. Looking gorgeous!!! Can not WAIT for the big reveal. It's going to be amazing ;)

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  15. Gasp! It's going to be fabulous!!! Oh, how wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope you can join in the bash! Wishing you a grand week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. Love this space! The color is perfection!!!
    One of your new followers from Debbiedoos's!
    Denise @ buttonsandwhimsy

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  17. Stunning! Great job by your husband in getting it done! Mary

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  18. So pretty! How nice to have a DIY-er as a hubby!

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  19. What a beautiful space!! Enjoy it! Megan

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  20. I love beadboard ceilings. what a great job you did and your family room corner looks fantastic.

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  21. Love the blue! And that ceiling is to die for!! So fun!

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  22. It's looking GREAT!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole room!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  23. That's awesome! Gorgeous ceiling! Looking forward to seeing more! ;)

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  24. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  25. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy's blog! You are invited to join the party by linking up anything related to making your space a better place for you and your loved ones. Please join us at Making Space Mondays at www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com. Link up starting at 9:00 (central time) tonight. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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  26. The room looks wonderful! Here's hoping you get to take some time to enjoy it before tackling the next project. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  27. Beautiful room. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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