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A Family Room Renovation Journey

By Top This Top That on Jan 10, 2013

It's the place where housewives from Beverly Hills, New York, and Miami are witnessed being venomous, catty, and cruel (all in full make-up); Phineas and Ferb doing the most amazing activities to keep my kids entertained; and Hoda and Kathy Lee having cocktails at 10:00 am while I am still drinking my hot tea.


This post is really about the journey of this space and less about the reveal, since I am still putting artwork on the walls and lights back up. Seeing how the room came together is almost as entertaining as watching last week's Duck Dynasty.


But probably more exciting than the latest Jerry Springer show is that this space was not actually designed as a family room but rather a screened porch. Yup, another builder blooper. See, the builder put a subfloor down thinking it was another finished room.

So with the 'porch' openings, it rained one day and the water had no place to go. We decided to forgo the screen porch concept and create a "seasonal room," adding windows, a wood burning stove, and, a few years ago, air/heat pumps (originally this room was not designed to have heat and air.


The room has seen a few 'makeover' episodes over the last 10 years.

 Like my sea of cherry stained walls episode.


When I converted it to a sunroom and painted the walls green episode.


Back to a family room without a shag carpet episode.


To our first New Year's project of 2013 and painting the walls a creamy yellow/gold color episode.


And this time around extension ladders were used instead of scaffolding.

Besides, isn't scaffolding for amateurs?


Best episode yet, although Duck Dynasty comes in a close second!

What about house bloopers?


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