Friday, March 14, 2014

Family Room Part Three


Well the stars finally aligned... I was home, it was sunny, and there weren't Lego's on every surface so I was able to take some more pictures of our family room and kitchen.


We ended up putting the doors back on the big Welsh dresser because I needed it for storage of some not so attractive things. We put our television on the left side and I had Neal make some folding doors to hide it when need be.


I hung an old mirrored cabinet that I picked up at a local antique store for $10 on the wall in the small space between the rooms.






I absolutely love our new family room and I especially love the fact that when I am in the kitchen, which is a lot of the time, my son is right there in the family room playing. I used to have run back and forth to check on him while I was making dinner but not anymore.











I haven't really made any changes in the kitchen but I thought I would take some pictures anyways. I have a new bowl that I am quite smitten with, I got it from Vintage Abbey Road on Etsy, it's one of my favorite shops. 


I repainted our kitchen cupboards last week, they were in desperate need of a fresh coat of white paint. I painted them the same "Swan White" in semi-gloss by Glidden that I painted the trim and ceiling. I changed the drawer pulls while I was at it, I bought the same ones I have on the other cabinets by the sink, they are from Lowes. 


Don't you just love the pig cutting board, I bought him at a thrift store for $1.00 years ago. That was the best thrift store ever, always full of antiques but it since closed down sadly. Everything I bought for our first house and lots of stuff in this house too came from that thrift store. 














Some new things in my cupboard are the cow painting I found at the thrift store and a cute little clock from Target. I don't know about you guys but I am dying for flea market/yard sale season to start, my mental "want to find" list is growing by the day! I know I said the same thing last Spring but this always happens to me this time of year, I start to go through withdrawal:) 


Okay I promise to start showing pictures of other rooms again:) Our next renovation project is the small bathroom off of the kitchen but that won't begin until late Spring early Summer. Neal is a lacrosse official and the season has officially started so he will basically just sleep here for the next two months. So any house improvements happening for awhile will be things that I can do all on my own. People Neal works with always say to him "doesn't your wife just hate lacrosse season"? The truth is I love it because it's the time of year that I can get the most done in a day! 


Speaking of getting things done I need to do about a million things today that I better get to...happy Friday! 



47 comments:

  1. beautiful as always ~ love your home my Friend ~
    thanks for allowing us to visit you!
    Blessed be,
    Lori

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  2. I'm totally in love with these rooms! I have a vintage bowl just like yours, I'm pinning your images if that's OK,

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  3. Hi Megan! Thank you once again for Part 3 of sharing your family room! Just.......Stunning! Being a Western PA girl myself....I hope I have the opportunity to run into you at a garage sale or flea market this season. You can be my design consultant!

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  4. Great job! Love it all...especially your floors! PS. There always seems to be one rotten apple in the bunch...try not to let their rude comments get you down...cause you inspire so many people! ~ Blessings ~

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  5. So much charm...just lovely! Hope you'll share at Amaze Me Monday...such a treat to see what you're up to...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. Your home looks so beautiful!! I truly love every room and how you styled everything! You are very talented!

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  7. Thank You for the beautiful refreshing pictures. Your home is gorgeous! Every room has been so inspiring, You have wonderful talent.

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    2. Hi Megan, Please don't let negative comments bring you down. I absolutely love what you and your husband are doing to your home.. it's hard work and it is looking
      marvelous... ever since you posted part 1 and I have viewed it a thousand times and always leave feeling uplifted and inspired.
      Blessings

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  8. Hi Meg ~ it's been said before, and it's happened to the best of us. . . the trash talkers, unfortunately, are part of the blog world. I get em too. . . You have been such an inspiration to so many people, including me. Focus on that, keep doing what you're doing, I know you will. Keep the passion in it, I know you will. And never ever give up on the wonderful talent you possess.. I know you won't. . .

    I love the transformation. . . I don't think anyone else could do it as well as you. . . thanks so much for sharing. . . the pictures are absolutely stunning. . . you have a way with *farmhouse* décor. . .

    Have a good weekend. . . ~d

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  9. You have such a lovely home...your personal touches are everywhere! Don't let mean comments get you down... truly, it says everything about the person commenting, and nothing about you. Just delete as spam and move on!

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  10. Megan...you've done such a wonderful job making your farmhouse a home that looks like it is filled with love. I simply love everything! As a new follower, I'm going back to see Parts1 & 2.

    Shame on negative commentors. They just don't have happy lives.

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. can I just say....I love love your home....and I look forward to each new post.....I have been changing my style from country primitive to a style I have not even come up with a name yet for...I call it earthy comfy casual .......and two week ago....when I posted about how I have changed and showed pictures of my before and after...I too have several negative comments.....ruined my day too....and I could not believe that some people take the time to post like that....so I deleted that post....and to tell you the truth....after so many years of blogging.....I have even thought about pulling the plug...I enjoy all types of decor....and love to decorate.....I have you listed on my blog.....as a favorite.....I would love for you to take a look.....thanks for sharing your home with us....

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  12. I love your style, so don't let them bother you! I look forward to each and every post, and then want to run home from work to decorate. I adore the soothing colors of whites, creams and tans (I love a bit of blue also) and the comfortable hominess of farmhouse decorating never gets old. Please keep showing us pictures and be proud of your handiwork.

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  13. Olá! A sua casa está maravilhosa! Parabéns pelo enorme bom gosto... Um ambiente absolutamente encantador, com detalhes muito lindos! Um abraço! Manuela

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  14. LOVE IT ALL MEG! You already know how I feel about the insults too! Keep up the good work! It's so inspiring to SO many of us! ~Mel

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  15. Hi Meg, I found you from Linda56 favorites list on her blog about a month ago. I have looked through your entire blog history and drooled over the stories and photographs. I have 3 daughters and I sent them all your blog info because I wanted them to see what a young person can do with a little bit of money, a lot of work and determination and a dream. You give me faith in a younger generation and you have inspired me to get rid of/add to/dream some more too. Keep the faith and keep up the good work. You are making a good difference in this world of ours.

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  16. I love your place and your style!

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  17. Beautiful room; beautiful style. I have just connected my large screen, so I can enjoy the photos even more.


    Blessings
    Tricia

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  18. I just don't get the negative people who comment on blogs. Such unhappy people. What is not to love about your space. The two rooms you have highlighted are fantastic!! I love studying your pics and looking at every single detail. I can only hope to have a home so perfectly vintage some day. You and your husband should be so proud of all of the hard work you've done to make your home such a wonderful space.

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  19. I am sorry to hear you have gotten negative comments. It's too bad some people feel they have to say nasty things. I however, love your blog and following. Your home has a simplistic charm and just shines! I have shared your post on my blog, hope you don't mind.~Lisa

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  20. I found your blog a few weeks ago; it was a link up from another blog and I can't even remember which one! I have since looked through all of the posts and absolutely love your taste!! I love that you and your husband work as a team to accomplish it all! Truly beautiful and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing all the pictures and stories of your home. I can't wait to see more!

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  21. I love your beautiful kitchen. I recently discovered your blog & have been following you now for a few weeks through feedly. We're doing some remodelling in our little ranch house & I fell in love with your kitchen while looking for ideas for my own. Mine will be a cottage-farmhouse style but with more color than yours. I'm actually trying to copy the colors in my grandmother's kitchen. I want to feel like I've gone home to visit her when I'm in my kitchen - though I'm sure that has much more to do with me than the room, just adding the same colors as she used has made a huge difference!

    As far as negative comments go, I know negative people are very unhappy & insecure. Remembering that when you come across them might help you to feel sorry for them instead of being hurt by them. Mean words usually come from a very sad or bitter heart.

    Can't wait to see what you post about next!

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  22. I love your country style, and I've found so much inspiration here!

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  23. Megan, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Love your decatoring style and look forward to each of your blogs. Your home looks so warm and cozy. As for negative comments, people who are hurting, hurt others. Ignore them. They are just jealous of what they don't have. You are a blessing to others and to me. Keep on sharing. Love and hugs....

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  24. Megan,
    Love love love your new family room. I love the open concept of the kitchen opening up to your family room. Everything is just beautiful. Great job.
    Kris

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  25. Love all that you have done. I always look forward to your posts. There is one in every bunch with negative comments...maybe wishes they had your talent! Ha....great job on your house!

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  26. Perfect color palette throughout....Love it all. Found a couple of neat old books and some ironstone while out an about today.....so ready for spring!

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  27. Seems to me that even though you started collecting long ago, you had a plan in mind! Everything goes so well together. I'm happy to know you have some modern conveniences like a TV, even though you have them hidden from view. TVs are always a big dilema. I'm finding out in my renovation that you have to do a lot of thinking, it gets very tiring, but if my place looks as good as yours in the end, it will all be worth it. You made my weekend by doing a new post!

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  28. Hi Megan, so happy you like your bowl. It looks fabulous in your beautiful room. Thanks for the shot out.

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  29. Absolutely Beautiful! - Love, Love the Ironstone bowl!

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  30. Out of all the houses I've seen on bloglandia, yours is my favorite. It is so beautiful and you really have a talent for pulling it all together. I frequently look at your house even when you have no new posts. I ADORE old houses and old things, too. I am a big paranoid about lead paint though. Can you speak a bit about your thoughts on that? Do you worry? Do you have some kind of solution or safety precautions you do? Or am I making it to be a bigger worry than I should?

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  31. I love, love, love everything! A beautiful home!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  32. Amazing! There is so much to love about your family room. Instead of making a big long list of my fav's let me just say your style is amazing and cozy feeling and I love it.

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  33. Amazing grace here.
    If I were anything other then my style your farmhouse style would be my return to primitive living as I was in the late 80's
    Now I am enjoying the rural rustic of French farmhouse with a twist of elegance in mirrors.

    Truly you have a home to love.

    Xx
    Doré

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  34. Beautiful as always... and stunning :-) I just love your house... Alexandra

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  35. first of all, the trash talkers need to take their trash and shove it up their a*s !!!!! your home is wonderful in every way......it is magazine worthy !!! by the way, I love everything...but, where did you get that table runner with the red stripes on the edges (with the apple bowl)...keep up the good work!!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda:) I bought the table runner at TJMaxx last summer, I haven't seen anymore since then. I think it is made by "The Palm" (the famous restaurant) if I remember correctly. With how popular red stripe linens are I can't believe how hard it is to find reproductions!

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  36. Love, love, love this, Megan! It looks so cosy and warm.

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  37. Love everything......but do have a question about your kitchen paint colors...you mentioned that the trim, ceiling and cabinets were Glidden's Swan White....are the walls the same ( I think I read that they were...) but they look different but not sure if it is the lighting or not....you seem to be the Queen of whites so since I am trying to find something a bit tad off from the Swan White for the walls since I will probably use the Swan white for all the trim & cabinets etc. sorry..hope you can understand my question....thanks!!

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    1. Hi Geri! Yes the walls and the trim are the same color, Swan White. They may look a little a different because I painted the trim in semi-gloss and the walls are flat, which comes up a little bit chalkier, especially in pictures. Let me know if you have any more questions!

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    2. Thanks! Interesting.....so what did you do with the ceiling?? We have an 1806 farmhouse in Vermont we are bringing back to life and a little 1932 "bungalow""...LOL....in the country in MO....since my hubby is still working down there....BUT that is a long story....anyway.....we are in the middle of taking out a small plant type window in the very dark kitchen in the MO house and replacing it with a window almost 6' long over the sink.....Come on light!! I can't wait...anyway ... I am jumping in with both feet and going Swan White & Natural Wicker ...I think...(both by Glidden)...just trying to be brave and want you to know you are my inspiration!! There is a wood chair rail so thinking of using that as my divide with the Swan white on the bottom & Natural wicker on the top...any words of wisdom??? Thanks so very much!! Geri

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