Family Room Freshness

mid century sunken living family room couch railing rail heywood wakefieldYou can read all about my complaints, loves, and confusions about this wacky sunken room in a post from a few months ago, check out my dream family rooms here, and see the converse side of this room in my last post about the dining area. The only update has been white walls. Can I get a high-five?! It is a dramatic improvement in person. That peanut butter color was bringing the dingy and I’m so glad to see it gone. But besides that undertaking, this space is still a mess. It’s getting close, but it’s just not there yet. The furniture is badly in need of rearrangement (pending wood floor installation in other rooms so the boxes can be removed from this room), the step-down needs to be finished, I wish I wasn’t still waffling about the rail/divider situation BUT I AM, and the built-in has some tweaking coming it’s way before painting. So this is the best I can do until then. Next steps include:

  • Get rid of wood floor box pile and rearrange furniture – why are they still here???!!!!
  • Paint floors and ceiling
  • Remove baseboards and install new ones
  • Wallpaper??? Where??? (It ended up in the dining room)
  • Paint built-in cabinetry or reconfigure???
  • Build curtain cornice boxes (Changed my mind on that one, for now)
  • Decide on railing or custom room divider and then make it happen
  • Finish the step down and repair flooring around it
  • Buy or reupholster couch
  • Find a coffee table
  • Get rid of fireplace door insert and install mesh curtain (done in the future!)

mid century rock fireplace brass insert doors nelson sunflower mirror

mid century living family room couch curtains windows

mid century living family room couch curtains side end tables heywood wakefield

mid century heywood wakefield end table scandia planter

mid century living room darrin chair jcpenney target wire table orange danish lamp abstract painting

mid century sunken living family room couch railing rail divider

mid century ikea alseda stool pouf woven bullet planter

mid century sunken living family room couch railing rail heywood wakefield

mid century sunken living family room couch rock fireplace danish

mid century rock fireplace danish modern rocking chair teak

mid century sunken living family room    mid century sunken living family room couch railing rail heywood wakefield

(Look^, the hole has been framed out!)

mid century fireplace shelf cabinet built-inAll the furniture in this room is vintage except the gold tables (Target), woven poufs (Ikea), and the couch (JC Penney). There’s a little more about the couch here but I’ll share more about how we ended up buying stuff at JCP soon, ha! Lately, I’m wishing there was more brown in here and less black, but oh well. Next time. I mentioned the curtains in that last post about the dining room, but we ended up re-hanging the original cream ones after we painted and I’m almost certain that I love them and that they no longer need a wood cornice box around them.

Not a huge difference but kinda a huge difference, from beige to white:

mid century sunken living family room couch    mid century sunken living family room couch rock fireplace danish

I still have a lot of work in here but I’m so glad those days above are behind us. See you next time!

-Jenny

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5 thoughts on “Family Room Freshness

    • I assume you are talking about the huge one? It’s vintage and unmarked. No idea on maker! Sorry. I’ve only ever seen two others that were similar, but also unmarked,from mid century furniture dealers. I purchased it 20 years ago at an estate sale for $5! Best score ever.

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