Family Room Fix-Up

A dull living and dining room are given a classic traditional makeover to highlight architectural details and provide good flow.

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The homeowners’s dining table stays and bulky old chairs are replaced with more streamlined models to make the room look less crowded. The new, contemporary ceiling fan is also less bulky and more stylish. Homeowner Eric and his son Kyle used leftover materials from their molding project to make the centerpiece planter for the dining table. By using the same molding as the rest of the space, the centerpiece ties both the living and the dining room together.

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Makeover Information
lime wash tint: Portola
paint: Lowe’s - Valspar's Bay Bronze
sofa: World Market - Madison
dining chairs: World Market - Taylor
striped side chairs: World Market - Vidya
TV stand: Pier 1 - Kobe Modular
rug: World Market - Panama Sisal Rug
ceiling fan: Lowe’s - Harbor Breeze Yorkshire
floor lamp: Target - Trio

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