It’s our favorite room in the house…without a doubt. Our family lives out here, and it’s everything I hoped it would be. Because we live in a fairly mild climate, we will likely be able to use this space 10 months out of the year. Aside from the foundation and framing, much of this room my carpenter husband and I did ourselves. I have provided links to previous posts that documented the process of this space (if by chance you would like to click back for sources or some of our inspiration pictures).
Long before the room was ready, I refinished my $25 table with a chalk paint technique. It’s a great table. And that french limestone fireplace…oh that fireplace! Love her. My husband installed it because our brick mason was less than enthusiastic about the job. It is practically assumed that if the temperature drops below 80 degrees, I will be burning a fire.
I could have done without the hideous television hanging over the fireplace; but it makes my football loving husband very happy, and so it makes me happy. He dreams at night about watching his beloved Hokies on this television in the fall. In fact, it is almost the main reason he wanted to build the porch.
The decorative finish on the walls was not easy. The technique was difficult to execute and took me weeks to finish. I only have small pockets of time here and there to work, but finally I got the product to cooperate and look the way I envisioned. And in the background is a little sneak peak of the new family room. We have not completely moved in yet, but my chandelier is up and shining brightly.
The ceiling. We did not install the reclaimed timbers ourselves, but I did seal them. Again, a lot of work, but worth it.
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