Happy Easter everyone! When Angela from the Cottage Magpie challenged the blogging community to post something that is green on their blog, I thought that this was perfect timing to participate in her challenge AND offer my very first giveaway!!
For the "green challenge", I thought I'd post my newly painted family room. I painted it "Camouflage" by Benjamin Moore. It is a greeny-khaki colour. I am at the point with this room where I need to add some artwork, possibly a window treatment and some new pillows. Here are some pictures of where I am "at" with the progress:
Now ignore the TV for a second in this picture. I wanted to show you my windows. I added 2" blinds to these windows:
O.K., now you can look at the TV area. I "just" bought new shelving for the TV area (not shown in previous photo because I took THAT photo a couple of weeks ago):
The shelves, the TV stand and two end tables (not in the picture) cost us a total of $13 out of pocket because we purchased it with our "President's Choice" points (an incentive program offered at Canadian grocery stores). Also, all of it was all on sale and we bought the floor models so we got an extra 10% off. Don't you just love a good deal?!?!
My husband and I had originally purchased all of this because we thought we would alter the shelving/TV stand so that it looks like an entertainment unit and then paint the entire thing white. I am fortunate to have a "handy husband" and we (meaning he) had planned to link all three pieces together at the base, add bead board to entire back (including behind the TV) and add MDF shelving topped with crown mould on the top. As mentioned, we had planned to paint the whole thing white with the goal for it to look like an entertainment unit. It is kind of hard to describe what we are planning on doing so I am giving you a huge "high five" if you are following me at any level right now!! LOL!!! Anyway, the longer it is in my family room, the more I am unsure if we should do this. I am wondering if maybe we should just leave it as it is.
Also, for your interest, here is what the family room looked like before we moved in August:
So, I bet you are wondering about my GIVEAWAY! Here are the details. I am offering a digital photo keykchain that holds up to 60 photos and has a 1.5" LCD screen. You are now welcome to ooooh and ahhhhhh!! I can hear you.....oh yeah!
Here is the catch, in order to participate in my giveaway, you must leave a comment on my blog with a suggestion about what my "next steps" should be to finish this room. You might want to answer one (or all) of these questions or you may have your own suggestion....
Should I add a window treatment? If yes, curtains or valance?
How would you display artwork on the walls?
If you somewhat understand our plans for the wall unit, do you think that we should do this (remember, it will be white, like the fireplace) or do you think we should just leave well enough alone?
Additional Edited Note: I forgot to add that the giveaway contest will run until midnight (EST) March 30, 2008. I will draw one winner and contact you for your address to mail you the key chain.