family room update….numero deux?

Hi Everybody!

I know you all have been patiently waiting for the big family room reveal of the built in units….well, so have I!  *smirk
I am still working on accent items for the open shelving in this room, as well as other pieces to help bring some color and pattern.  Most importantly I am still waiting for cabinet doors…  As you know, when it’s your own home sometimes things get put on hold so attention can be focused elsewhere (like work, and family time).
Having said that, I wanted to post some ‘ in progress ‘ pictures for all of you to see.  The room is more functional since these picture were taken.  The TV is installed and all speakers (and the other electronic equipment that I don’t understand) are hooked up and operational.


The kick at the bottom of the built in still needs to be manufactured and installed, along with the crown at the top.  Fireplace still needs refinishing (completion of the primer and then my navy finish coat!)  The brass surround will also be refinished to a matte black.

It was a BIG project, so its understandable that it has taken so long for us to finish up.  It sure doesn’t help with summer in full swing, and a brand new pool constantly begging to be splashed in!  We will get there, its only been a few weeks without doors and I’m already grumbling for them…..



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  • Reply
    Shelley {Crazy Wonderful}
    July 17, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Your built ins are going to look amazing! And how fun that you’re going navy on the fireplace! Fingers crossed you get your doors soon 🙂

    • Reply
      Allison Cooper
      July 17, 2012 at 3:24 am

      Yes, the navy took some convincing (my husband) I’ve told him if it’s terrible I’ll paint over it……but I think it will look great!! Something fun until we get the funds for a new insert and new stone surround 🙂 Deadline for doors is August….lol, we’ll see if that happens 🙂

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