Last week was all about building the modern shiplap accent wall in our family room to cover up the dated vinyl wall covering from the 1980’s. This week our family room makeover includes new carpet and paint. #oneroomchallenge #BHGORC
It is week four of the One Room Challenge for posting purposes but this project has been going on a wee bit longer for us. We actually started this project at the end of January. However, because of our busy work schedules, a good portion of the work is still in progress and unfinished. Don’t worry though, at this time we should have no problem making the final reveal dates of May 9th – 12th.
For this week’s post I am so excited to show you the new carpet we choose and the new paint color. When we left off last week, we had just finished up the modern shiplap wall treatment we installed to cover up the dated wall vinyl on the back wall of the family room.
So far on this project we have installed new can lights, removed the stained and smelly old carpet, primed the subfloor to cover up the stains, and built the shiplap wall.
Now things are really getting exciting because my vision for this room is finally coming together!
The new carpet has been installed!
We delayed having the new carpet installed as long as we possibly could but we stilled ended up having it installed before the shiplap walls was finished or any of the walls got new paint. Projects just happen that way.
The search for new carpet started nearly a year ago, and in the end we chose to go with the brand of carpet from Home Depot in their Exclusive LifeProof ™ line with Petproof™ technology.
We are a dog loving family and if you are going to spend money on new flooring, you also pay to have it pet friendly and durable.
As you can see, our dog Shiloh was very happy to have new carpet back in the room. Every picture I tried to take of the new carpet he was in it.
The main reason we went with a replacement carpet for our family room instead of installing laminate or hardwood flooring is because of the cathedral ceiling and the “echo” in this room. Just as we anticipated, once the old carpet was removed the TV and sound system created an awful echo in the room. Sound from the TV system just bounced off all of the hard surfaces.
The second reason was because my husband wanted comfort underneath his feet in this room. Also, one of our dogs chews up every area rug I put in place so a full carpet install was the answer.
I chose a modern textured design called Livingston in the Cantor color. This color is a nice blend of the grey stone flooring in the foyer and the sand colored tile flooring in the dining room. The under-padding is a bouncy TemperPedic ™ padding. Installing a thicker pad underneath makes the carpet feel so soft and absorb sound.
White walls for a brighter room.
Our family room doesn’t get much direct sunlight at the back of the house. So I decided to go with the basic white color paint we have used in the kitchen, our front living room, the hallway, and the master bedroom. The color is by Behr and is called Moonbeam.
Using this white color not only brightens the family room, but makes a cohesive flow of wall color in most of the rooms on the top floor of the house.
After the painting was done, we moved the existing furniture back in place just so we could use the room again while we finished up the last little details.
And now on to the fun part. Decor and accessories!
Since we have started working on this room, I have purchased a few new vintage mid-century furniture pieces for the final reveal. I also plan to update the lamps, art, accessories and drapery for this room. Next week, I will show you some of the small changes I have been working on.
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