Adult-Friendly Family Room

It's time for a kid-dominated family room to grow up. The Design on a Dime team redefines the space with a casual, beach cottage style that is welcoming to kids and adults.

After: Casual Beach Cottage

Kahi creates a beach cottage style in the family room. It's a casual weathered look with blues and neutral colors. Extending an existing element, the wainscoting now wraps around the entire room. The entertainment center gets an update with some paint and new trim for a clean, modern look. A built-in bench on the other side of the room also provides extra seating and storage for the kids' toys.

The Cost

Paint — $65

  • paint, Behr, wall (700D? Brown Teepee), wainscoting, entertainment center, bench and coffee table (1812 Swiss Coffee) — The Home Depot

Bench — $150
  • pewter drawer pulls (55259, Laurey 3" satin pewter) – Anawalt Lumber
  • green velvet material used for cushions (6580294) — Jo-Ann Stores

Wainscoting/molding – $80
  • wainscoting for walls, entertainment center, bench (MDF3V 1/4", 4 x 8 1/4" MDF 3" beadboard) – Studio Supply & Recycling
  • molding for wainscoting (099443002344) — The Home Depot

Photo project — $60
  • thrift store frames — St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • picture frames – The Salvation Army
  • picture frames (400020079855, 400017260785, 400019986713) — Ross
  • spray paint for frames (white, 020066759087), sisal rope (030699140992) — The Home Depot

Reclaimed window panes – $80
  • reclaimed window panes – Glass Horizons
  • plywood backing (BIR 1/2", 4 x 8 1/2" Birch Plywood) – Studio Supply & Recycling

Craft table – $100
  • coffee table – Out of the Closet

Slip cover and pillows — $125
  • seat cushions for wicker chairs (blue, 73879060703), toss pillows for couch (striped, 8598950459), sofa slipcover (blue, green and white striped, 4729332336) – Bed Bath & Beyond
  • green velvet material for sofa pillows (6580294) — Jo-Ann Stores

Chandelier – $15
  • nickel—plated chandelier – Craigslist

Entertainment center redo – $25

Rug – $25

  • area rug (greenish—blue Berber 5' x 7', 086093118853) – Linens 'n Things

Console table — $16
  • console – The Salvation Army

Lamps – $50
  • lamps (silver tone, 074000063) — Target
  • lampshades (wicker Vitte style, 90072771) — Ikea

Window treatments — $130
  • yellow drapes (Lenda style, 70090115) – Ikea
  • roman shades (2116691403) — Bed Bath & Beyond
  • drapery hardware (silver tone rod w/finials attached (small 070042771749), (large 070042771756) – The Home Depot

Accessories — $78
  • clear glass jars for seashell display (006697871, 006697888) — Marshalls
  • small lantern (silver tone Rotera style, 26472200) — Ikea
  • seashells (Magpie Shell, T124), (4" Fox Shells, T051), (5" Sand Dollars, T125), (White Starfish, T127), (Blue Starfish, T128) — Accessory Preview
  • light wood and white serving tray (200001766) — Target
  • wicker chairs — Craigslist
  • chenille throw blanket (88530801900) — Bed Bath & Beyond

Total — $999

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