It's Reveal Day for my Family Room "Fluff"
This is my 10th One Room Challenge.
In the whole scheme of One Room Challenges, it is very low key. But I still wanted to participate because the time restriction/deadline is a great motivator for me. And I wanted to share on the ORC platform because I hope this minimal, low cost, low key 'fluff' might be inspirational to someone. We can't always do a major overhaul of a space (and there are some pretty amazing rooms every ORC that do!) but hopefully my room shows you how you can make a room feel better to be in and work best for your family/use of a room without spending a lot of money or changing every single element.
Slight changes can make everything feel fresh. That was the working theory for this room anyway! So I'm going to post a lot of pictures and point out anything I purchased (not much, I promise) or any changes that I made.
Quick before shot (and you can catch up on previous posts here.)
(And yes, we have a ceiling fan. It's hot in the South. I took these pictures on November 21st and it was over 70. We use ours almost year round!)
The trio of bamboo cabinets that I thrifted last May stayed in the same place. I edited what was on display inside and replaced a broken glass door (I used a thrifted picture frame for the glass - so much less than getting it from a glass company #thriftytip)
I ordered 2 pairs of these white curtains from Amazon because I couldn't match the set already on the double window. I'll use them elsewhere. They were $35 a pair and the quality is pretty good. Of course, they are nothing like custom but they have the back tabs that help them drape nicely. I put an inexpensive bamboo blind on the French door window just like I had on the other windows. I order my bamboo roll up blinds from Amazon.
And, yes, there is a TV in this room. A really big one.
*Please note: Many items in this room were already in the room and had been thrifted, including the wicker couch, over a period of time. I did not find all of them in this 6 week ORC challenge time period! I already had the white paint and the fabric for the chair cushion. The rest of the purchases were minimal and noted. This might be the least expensive ORC ever!