Friday, April 3, 2015

Decorating a Second Family Room

 This past Christmas we were so excited... our basement remodel was finally nearing completion, enough so that we could put furniture in and start decorating!

I went with a neutral tone for the walls. It needed to be light enough so it didn't feel too dark. We do have a daylight basement so it really helps to keep it cheery.

We decided to save money and just bring the current "family room" furniture downstairs.

(Pardon the blurry picture, I was on the
treadmill when this was taken!)

Then we purchased a "new" set for upstairs. It really isn't something I would normally do, buy a used living room set, but this one was in pristine condition. It matched everything in our main family room. It was almost like it was meant to be!

So, I'm adding little touches here and there. I started hanging art on the walls I found at Christmas Tree Shops! It worked for decorating the lake house so why not for the basement, too?

The theme for the walls is "vintage architecture."

Since we honeymooned in Paris, the Eiffel Tower has made its way in to the décor more than once.

Take a look at my own creation. I found a long frame at a yard sale. Then I printed a black and white artsy version of the Eiffel Tower off of the internet. I think from the Graphics Fairy.

I colored in the white areas with my gold sharpie pen.... loved the look!

For the background I used "vintage" themed scrapbook paper and printed The Eiffel Tower" in French from my printer. It was easier than using scrapbook letters.

It is coming along. Now, next project: Hardwood floors in the upstairs family room. Or, painting the formal living room, or working on the master bedroom.... or....

I could go on and on!

For now I will leave you with a picture of Bebe's Easter basket I put together!  Hope she likes it.

Happy Easter to all. Forever thankful for His Sacrifice.

Here is what happened to the basket upon finding it.
Yes, the tricky Easter Bunny hides his baskets,
following my hubby's old tradtion.

It was a hit!

Linking to:
Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party. 


LV said...

You are on the right track based on what you shared today for having a lovely home. No doubt the basket will be loved.

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Your home is beautiful...thank you for sharing...HPS Michelle

Victoria said...

Looks so beautiful Jillian! I love the floral chair:)

Audrey said...

Love your chair and ottoman. Looks so comfortable. The projects never end, do they? ... but all so lovely when finished.
Happy Easter.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Tea in the Library said...

Congrats on the finished project. Love the chair and ottoman. Hey, I won't tell you didn't buy it at a swanky decorators show room if you don't. Your art project is great. Good idea too. Happy Easter!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It's always fun to finish one project and then go on to another! Everything looks great...especially the Easter basket! Happy Easter!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Wow to have 2 family room, we don't even have one! I like your chair an ottoman, and the fact you multi-task while being on your treadmill. Projects never end in a home. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked our master bedroom reveal!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

How nice to have your basement finished. I remember feeling that way a couple years ago. Ours is a daylight one as well and it sure does make a difference. I'm smiling because we did the exact same thing. Moved our family room furniture and bought new for upstairs. Love your chair and ottoman! The basket is sweet. Doesn't the bunny hide everyone's basket? he-he. Always did for us! Thanks for sharing with SYC.