Real Life Family Room Tour

Our family room/living room is one of my favorite rooms in our house and I'm so glad to share it with you here for Kelly's Korner -- Real Life home tours!

When we moved into our ranch we made what was supposed to be the living room our dining room.
So for a couple of years we had a make shift living room in the basement.

We made it the best we could, but it was so DARK and dreary.
One day when I couldn't take it anymore, I went online in hopes of some HGTV dream come true!!

Well I didn't find it, but we did invite a crew to come out and film us making our dreams come true! 
That's right you can read all about our CRAZY feature on Renovation Realities here if you want.

I found a fireplace on Craigslist for $300 and you can read here about the adventures of installing a gas fireplace when you have no idea how.

I wanted to keep the timeless appeal of marble and hardwood but wanted it to reflect our reclaimed and repurposed style so I went with a cedar plank above the fireplace that is whitewashed and features an antique wooden medallion reclaimed from an old university building.

I try to keep the room simple and ready to be filled with people and love and laughter rather.

However those people do come with 'stuff' so I use every bin and basket I can find to tame the clutter. We are taking a new family approach in 2016.

I'm eager to see other living rooms on the tour...
Would you be CRAZY enough to DIY on TV? can still view the episode online.

From R7 to you --
Be a blessing.

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