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!


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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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2 thoughts on “Family Room Makeover

  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.

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