Family Room Redo for $500
Designer Susie Burke joins host Joan Steffend to transform a family room into an inviting space to relax in.
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This family room is transformed into an inviting space that this family can relax in and entertain friends. The walls are painted a warm tan color. A set of four matching light fixtures replace the outdated lamps and sconces.
Before, this space was uninviting and seriously outdated. Now a few minor adjustments and additions completely transform the space into a cozy and relaxing family room.
Matchstick blinds and fabric valances give the windows a much-needed update and the sofas are updated with stone-colored slipcovers. The homeowners' existing side tables are repurposed into fabric-covered ottomans.
A large piece of thin plywood is framed out and painted with magnet paint and the wall color. Framed photos minus the glass add a decorative touch.
$35 - Paint
(paint: Sherwin Williams - SW 6143 Basket Beige)
$32 - Light Fixtures
$168 - Window Treatments
(fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Abbington color Rhubarb, 5541040; rods: Jo-Ann Fabrics - Interior Accents Decorative Drapery Rod Set, Interior Accents Clip Rings rods 06209977, clips 06210215; blinds: Cost Plus - 2358 0671)
$119 - Slipcovers
(slipcovers: Kohl's - Sure Fit Inc., loveseat 139727213, sofa 139727226)
$44 - Ottomans
$81 - Magnet Board (magnetic paint: Consolidated Coatings Corp. - MagnaPaint, 76389 10354; picture frames: Target - Home, 234 15 0485; trim paint: Sherwin Williams - SW 6006 Black Bean)
$20 - Barrel Light
(fabric lantern: Cost Plus - 2363 2660)
$2 - Ribbon
$7 - Plant
$500 - Total Cost
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