Wednesday's Word – Stuck
I am linking this up with The Shabby Chic Cottage’s Transformation Thursday – in the hopes of getting some good suggestions for this room!
Yep – stuck. As in stuck in time. The 90′s to be exact. Not me… at least I don’t think so! Let me check
No shoulder pads
Fake Ugg boots
Yep – I’m good. For the Northwest anyway – we tend to be a year or so behind.
What is actually stuck in the 90′s is my family room. We remodeled it from our garage
when we bought this house in 1990. I have redone it since then, but it still seems stuck
to me. Here, let me show you what I’m talking about -
Here is a view from the living room. There is a step down into family room.
We put in new carpet about 2 years ago.
Here is the view from the back door.
My furniture is all black and brown – I have the mission style
chairs, futon, and coffee table.
We just moved the TV to this wall – it has been on one of the shelves for 18 years! Also – the center of this wall is where the one and only heat vent for the room is – that’s why the TV isn’t centered.
I don’t know what to do for the wall behind the TV -
This right here is the very worst part of the room, and what dates it the most.
(insert high pitched creepy music here)
Yep – flowery wallpaper border. I may have just thrown up a little bit in my mouth….
So – obviously this room is in need of updating. The last time we painted it I
remember my husband and I had the movie Erin Brockovich
playing on The Movie Channel. 1,000 meaningless points to whoever can tell
me what year that movie came out and who played the lead role.
Anyway – back to my rooms stuckness… I will probably paint it brown
because it is my favorite color right now (umm – yeah.. The little brown house!)
- I love the shade I have in my bedroom here.
That is probably the way I will go with color and paint, and I am thinking I will try to style it like a study/den. (Think maps and leather) My biggest problem right now are these shelves.
I love books and have tons of them (obviously!) I have them in every room in the house.
But for some reason these shelves bother me. It feels cluttered. So I am thinking about how to
cover them up. I think I would like doors, but I know my husband would not like making
them. I am actually wondering what it would look like if I put curtains up there. Put a rod
in the top inside of the shelf and just have a curtain hanging down to the bottom of
the cabinet. I could open it and tie it back, or leave it closed for a cleaner look.
I would love your opinions on this – or anything else about the room! Bear in mind that
the treadmill in the back of the room has to stay there. I have not used it in the last
3 months and if it was gone I would use it even less. Don’t ask how I could use it less
than not at all – just give in to my logic.
So give me your input friends! And I will show you the process as I redo the room!