Apr 22, 2014

Plans for the ex-garage- family room to be

Now that Easter is over, we can all get back to business, right?!! I told you in the previous post that I made some small changes to the living room, I hung new window treatments and the old ones got moved to the former garage. Why am I calling it this way? Well, because we initially planned to have a garage, and after we build the house we decided we didn't really need one, installed three-panel windows and transformed into a room. Now, after a year of using the space as a place to-dry-clothes-in and after putting up drapes and sheers, I began looking at the room differently, it became a ROOM in desperate need of furniture. My budget for this room is... nada-zero-yo-no-tengo-dinero, so, as I am so inspired and , well, smart (!!!!:)))) I came up with a solution: borrow furniture!! I convinced hubby and send him to his parents' house to take some old pieces of furniture they no longer needed, gave them a good cleaning, styled it with some things I had lying around the house, and now, I am pretty sure these pieces are here to stay and my in-laws won't be receiving them back!:))

The plan is to change these two pieces and transform them into a long credenza, keep the doors and have a carpenter make a black credenza and attach the doors. I think the black will complement the cognac colours of the doors beautifully. I am thinking of introducing some drawers in the middle, maybe. I have a vision, I will let you know in another post about it!:) Black wood, detailed cognac doors and a metal base, this is my vision!!
Next to this "credenza", on the left, there is my monster wall-to-wall dresser with three sliding doors, of which the middle one is mirrored, and I love it because it literally doubles the room!!

Reflected in the mirror you can finally see the colour of the drapes, it is blush taffeta and the sheers are gold, they don't allow much light in the room, but that is ok, because the windows are huge! The entire room is big, and I have to find a really long sofa, I think I want a sofa for this room, not a sectional. A sofa and an armchair and a chair, maybe...still a lot to figure out!:) 
Here is my old sofa, we bought this tiny thing when we first moved into our apartments, as newlyweds, and we had to settle on such a tiny sofa because of the lack of space. Now, in such a big room, it seems even smaller! It opens into a bed, or, to be honest, it opened, cause now it is broken, but that's no problem, we need it as a sofa, not as a bed! The cover is old, therefore I used the duvet from my bedroom to hide it, and I think it looks cute with my new zebra pillows, don't  you think?!:)

This is part of the plans I have for this room, I shall call it the FAMILY ROOM, because ex-garage is so blah!:) In the next posts I shall be sharing lighting choices, fabrics and rugs! Follow along if you like, I will be happy if you do!



  1. I love those cabinets! The doors are beautiful, but I like the striped effect on top, too. Can't wait to see the rest of your plans!

  2. love those credenzas such beautiful wood.

  3. I love the credenzas, such beautiful wood. Looks like your thinking cap is on as much as mine these days! :)


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