For this challenge, Mark and I chose to update the most abused room in our house – our family room.
Here is the before:
Here it is, AFTER–with only 15 days of work invested.
One of the biggest issues was my failure to find properly sized art on our huge wall. I could never find anything sized (or priced) just right – so I made my own!
You can read more about my HUGE (72″ x 56″) Restoration Hardware knock-off Paris art here. (Theirs = $1,700 Mine = $40).
We still have a few projects remaining…(my trip to Israel set me back a bit, so ours was really a 15-day flip!) But we are already so much happier with this space and the progress we’ve made. I will update this post as we add a few finishing touches.
- DIY Trim & Molding (see the video on how we did it, tutorial pending & costs)
- DIY Trim Tutorial: Ryobi Power Tools
- Wall Paint: Olympic Grey Ghost
- White Trim: Olympic Pegasus (leftover from bathroom project)
- Oversized Wall Art: I DIY’d this, Restoration Hardware inspired Paris Art $40 (tutorial)
- Baskets: on entertainment center: Michael’s $9.96 on clearance
- Industrial Accent Tables: We DIY’d these, parts from DIY Cartel $110 each (see tutorial)
- Industrial bookends (see post)
Galvanized antique sap buckets mounted as wall planters. I tried my hand at a little Fixer Upper-inspired decor.
Our DIY industrial tables aren’t quite finished. We’re letting them settle into the space before we decide on the final finish.
Industrial side tables that we DIY’d – sponsored by DIY Cartel
Read my original post and where I purchased them here.
I will add a few more pictures once we put our finishing touches in the room. For now, we feel like the room is lighter and airier. For us, this was a major accomplishment–and it wasn’t very easy. We spent a lot of time going up / down ladders, running to the garage for extra cuts for our wall trim. But without the #30DayFlip I don’t think we would have been quite as motivated.
I’m so happy to have hosted my very first DIY challenge where readers participated! I get to know all of them on a completely different level, plus, it’s always more fun to DIY and share progress with a group with similar interests standing by to cheer you on. I’m amazed by the results (see all of the before & after pictures at the bottom of this page).