Sunday, March 4, 2012

Family Room Transformation After New Floor

After I was done with the kitchen, I worked on the family room, I was glad I did cause I had a chance to recline and relax whenever I needed a break. It was a lot of work because as you can see, there are a lot of furniture plus I had to put the TV and it's peripherals back together. The above picture is how the TV room looks like now.

Below is how it was when the damaged floor was pulled out and the floor guy started installing the new one. At first, we thought the family room floor was ok. We were just going to have it sanded and restained but after the area rugs were pulled out, we found out that it was also damaged by the water. I called the insurance company to report it and they agreed to pay to get it replaced.

Here is the new floor.

Behind the recliners and in front of the fireplace, I placed the antique rococo parlor set again. I moved the antique Persian area rug from the foyer to use it there. We used to have a bigger rug here but John moved it to the home office.

I like to have tea here especially when there is fire going in the fireplace. It is so cozy.
Do you see the 2 round occasional tables with a glassy animal print top on pedestals? They were in the packages that came while I was in Florida. I was going to sell them in my booth but John wants to keep them.

The last thing I had to do here was put some dishes into the cabinet. And it took me a while to decide which ones I should put in there. I thought I would rotate some of them, but which one? Having so many made it hard to decide.

And there it is, all filled up.
I decided to keep my flow blue collection and moved the Homer Laughlin Eggshell "Romantic" from the dining room to the top shelf.

The only thing new inside the cabinet is the cobalt blue tureen with a courting couple on a tray seen on the left side of the shelf below. I got it on Ebay.

Two rooms down and I am presently working on the third one, the dining room. It is taking me longer because there are 5 cabinets to fill there.

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Thanks for hosting, lovely ladies!


Mary Ellen said...

Oh the floors look beautiful Christine!!! I can see why John wants to keep the tables- those are so unique! Your china cabinet looks glorious with all your beautiful china too! Boy you have been working hard!

bee blessed

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, you are always working so hard on something. Everything looks fabulous. I love the floors and the tables are lovely also. The cabinet is stunning and of course the china is to die for. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Janette - The2Seasons said...

The new floors are great, but I am blown away by the beautiful blue and white dishes. You have a great collection.

Susan said...

Christine, you living room looks great with the new floors!! Everything about your home is just so beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hey! I can comment on your blog again!! Yay! I hope I can comment on others I had problems with!

I LOVE your new floors. Everything looks so different when you have wood floors. DO you like them? I love how they feel. I know you have been working hard. Now I have to go back to see your kitchen post!


xinex said...

Thanks, Susan!

xinex said...

Yay! I am glad you can comment again, Janie. We have always had wood floors except in the bedrooms. Now, ma's bedroom has been replaced with hardwood floor too. I like wood, looks a lot cleaner....Christine

Kathleen said...

Looks good, Christine. I have always had wood floors through out, it is the most common flooring here because most homes have full basements. it is time to have the kitchen area sanded and poly'd, but I dread it, as it creates a mess. Even though they say dustless, it is NOT

I don't envy all the work you are doing!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine your new flooring is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job putting this beautiful room back together! You must be so happy it's done!


Oh my goodness Christine, FINALLY your floors are back to it's fullest beauty, you must be thrilled and now your rooms look fabulous, cozy and so inviting. I would've kept like your DH did the animal print, they're great! We will be doing the same soon with the master and guest's bedroomns...I'm not looking forward to the mess and all the work I will have, but it's got to be done! Have a happy week in the new fab rooms.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You do work hard! The floor is lovely and everything looks picture perfect. I love the cabinet. Your collections are beautiful.

xinex said...

Thanks, Fabby. I am not quite done yet, still has a lot of dishes in bins that I need to put away but I am able to breath easier now.. Good luck with your new floors. Don't overwork yourself though. I hope your daughter is feeling better.

Cher' Shots said...

Your flooring looks great! I believe you have the same one we have ~ you'll love it!
'hugs from afar'

Jo's This and That said...

Great looking floors!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful rooms, love the floors, the leather couch and everything
:-) looks like a homey place to stay :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

chateau chic said...

Your new floors are beautiful. What a comfortable and inviting family room you've created!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Ann said...

Well your floors are just stunning. Everything in that room looks so inviting. Your blue china is an eye catcher for sure, very beautiful. Now just go relax in your new room.

SmilingSally said...

Your floors are gorgeous! I love the wider planks. I also LOVE your blue plates; that's a bold color that punches up the entire display.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Gorgeous new floor! Amazing that you did it yourself and your dish collection is so beautiful.

Pat said...

The new floors are gorgeous Christine! I know you are so happy to have the project finished!

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, everything is so beautiful! I love the new floor!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

cassandrasminicorner said...

I like your living room. It's beautiful!

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

Atticmag said...

The floor looks terrific. You must be thrilled Christine. I certainly would be. Looking forward to the next. Glad to see you and appreciate your stopping by. Jane

Richard Cottrell said...

I just knew there had to be some dishes in this room somewhere. Looks so comfortable. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Cafe au lait said...

I love the blue dishes.

My Blue Monday.

John McElveen said...

So warm and inviting and the Blues POP! Great shots!


Linens and Laurel said...

Oh, Christine! Did you flood? I've been away for a bit. The floors are lovely and the blue flow is wonderful. What a lot of work you did to restore the room.

xinex said...

Yes, we had a flood, actually my mom's bathroom overflowed and she did not tell us. We only found out when DH felt wetness on the hall floor. The water already seeped through the walls and floors by then...Christine

MC said...

Whoa! VEry nice house!

Thanks for the little tour in your home! ♥

Here for BM!
A Picture That Means A Lot To Me

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, your floors are so gorgeous. You look like such a tiny little lady to do so much work! :) Those are very unique tables too. Love seeing your beautiful home! I saw your darling little twins pix on facebook - what little precious ones! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

o, finally loaded for me. Well, I just sent you an email with my comment. :))
hugs, bj

chubskulit said...

Your new floor is fabulous, so is the setting!

Maria Elena said...

Everything looks wonderful! The floors are gorgeous!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, it all looks lovely. I can only imagine how much work this was!

The wood floors are wonderful...we are thinking of doing this to our kitchen and several other areas of our home.

I love it!

Hugs, Barb

Traci said...

The floors turned out really good. I know you're happy to have that project behind you.

Patty said...

I enjoyed seeing your family room Christine. Thanks for sharing. It is beautiful.

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