Family Room Makeover



If you follow my blog or read my posts on Instagram then you probably know I have been wanting to redo our family room. Our family room is located right off the kitchen and it’s where we spend a lot of time.

Seventeen years ago I bought a sectional from Pottery Barn and had a slipcover made that at the time was very in vogue. Unfortunately, that was seventeen years ago and my couch was totally in style. Seventeen years ago. Now? Not so much.



I decided the room needed an overhaul except for the paint. I love my wall cover!

So to redo the room, I did the following:

  1. Slipcovered the sectional in white.
  2. Bought a new white slipcovered chair
  3. Bought a new rug
  4. Replaced the chandelier
  5. Painted a new painting
  6. Replaced the pillow covers
  7. Bought a few flea market quilts and a wooden box to store the quilts
  8. Finally hung my collection of flea market white windows


I cannot believe the difference. But before I say anything else about this room, I have to give credit to my two favorite bloggers who gave me huge inspiration for this room.

My ladder with the three hanging chandeliers was inspired by @lizmariegalvin. She has three gorgeous, but different chandeliers hanging from a ladder above her dining room table. I have always loved her creativity and hoped to be able to replicate the chandeliers in our home. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this!



Many of you have seen me purchase old white windows at the Long Beach and Rose Bowl flea markets. I wasn’t sure what to do with the windows but I bought them anyway because I loved them. Then I saw what Erin @cottonstem did with hers and I knew that I wanted to do something similar.


So I hung them on the wall, and overlapped them, and added some greenery. I can’t even tell you how much I love these as well!

Generally speaking, the cost to redo this room was really low. I am a really good shopper and bought everything at a discounted price. The rug was half off from Pottery Barn, the chandeliers were from @decorsteals (who has the best prices anywhere) and the art was free (since I painted it). Almost everything else was purchased at flea markets for amazing discounts.

All week I will be looking at this room in detail. I have make-it-yourself instructions for the ladder chandelier and the windows plus lots of information on the accessions such as rugs, pillows, and artwork. This is going to be a very fun week!

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  1. Leslie, your room is fabulous! I’d say you definitely achieved the look you were after. I love the chandelier you created with the ladder and fixtures. It’s perfect! Love, love your stacked windows.

  2. Love it. What sofa is used for the pleated slipcover? I’m looking for a sofa like that with 2 cushions.

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