House Party: Family Room

20 Jan

House Party

Yet another awkward living space…it’s almost too small for furniture like couches and tables, but too big to be left open.  Add that every wall has an obstruction, and yeah…awkward.



It definitely got worse before it got better, though.

Things Done

  • Removed carpet
  • Patched cracked tile (for an even base for the new floor)
  • Installed new flooring
  • Painted ceiling
  • Painted walls
  • Painted trim
  • Painted built-ins and shelving
  • New ceiling fan
  • Painted entry door
  • New switches, outlets, and covers


  • Lighting–it’s just chaos–more about that in the kitchen post to come…
  • Decor
  • Furniture layout

I really want to turn this into a formal dining room.  I picture a large dining table, like this…

dining table

or even a round table, like this…

I pushed two folding tables together when we had Matty’s Baptism, and it worked great.  I could see some great game nights happening in here, too.

This room currently houses Matty’s play kitchen and store.  So maybe every room is turning into the playroom? 🙂

One Response to “House Party: Family Room”


  1. Play Room Inspiration | This Girl's Canon - July 30, 2013

    […] should have one!  That being said, we’re currently working on turning the never-used family room into a full-blown playroom.  We have some bigger toys, like our IKEA slide, a play kitchen, and a […]

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