One Room Challenge {Week Six}: Farmhouse Style Family Room Reveal

Hello friends! It’s definitely a happy, happy day!!!

In fact, it’s a perfect day for a farmhouse style family room reveal, don’t you think?

It’s been six looooooong weeks since we first announced our plans to renovate this bland and boring family room.


Before

 

We had some pretty big plans for the space – a bit of paint, changing out that old fan, adding some wood planks to the walls…

And well, moving the light to the centre of the room, re-drywalling the entire ceiling, tearing down and rebuilding an entire wall…

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All in just six weeks.

It was a lot to take on in such a short amount of time. Turns out a bit too much actually. Just two short weeks ago, we were feeling entirely defeated. Pulling this all together in time was looking nothing short of impossible…

And then, my knight in shining armour arrived with his trusty sidekick to save the day (read: my sweet Uncle and cousin)!

Less than three days later, they had the room looking like a room again!

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It was just the push we needed to get over that “I’m so overwhelmed I don’t even know where to start” hump and hubs and I powered through the rest of our long list in just more than a week.

Honestly, I still can’t believe it!

This One Room Challenge may have only been six weeks long (or two for us, but who’s counting?). But friends, I’ve been waiting ages for this cozy farmhouse style family room …


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I can’t wait to tell you all about how we created this beautiful space!!!

Once we found ourselves with four walls and a ceiling again (read more about that story here), I couldn’t wait to bring a bit of character into the space with some planked walls (you can find that tutorial here) and some farmhouse style trim (another tutorial here). And, because this family room has always been one of the darkest rooms in our home, I decided to paint everything white to keep it all feeling really light and bright.

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Now, I’m not a big fan of the laminate flooring, but we’ve decided to live with it until we’re ready to work through the rest of our main floor so that we can tie it into the hardwood flooring we’d intend to lay throughout. Instead, I brought in a bit of warmth and texture with a chunky jute rug from Rugs USA.

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We went to great lengths to move the light from the back corner of the room to the centre of the space and of course cover that awful popcorn ceiling while we were at it. I absolutely adore this rustic light from Wayfair.ca and really think it looks so perfect in the space!

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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com

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Now, y’all know how much I love soft, neutral colours … but friends, I just couldn’t resist adding this fun accent wall that I painted out to look like a vintage chalkboard! Thanks to this brilliant paint roller from HomeRight, I had the whole thing painted out in just minutes!


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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com


 

And how gorgeous does it look with that wood barn style sliding door hanging in front it!!!

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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com

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Once we made it through the hard part – you know construction, drywall (and all that darn dust that comes with it), and of course the hours and hours of painting … I couldn’t have been more excited to finally start moving in the furniture and decor accessories. Styling the space is always my favourite part of any room makeover – it’s truly when the space comes to life.

Now, there’s no doubt that the star of the show here is definitely that gorgeous sectional from The Brick!

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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com

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There’s nothing like custom made furniture to really make a space your own, so when I found out that The Brick offers custom designs that are manufactured right here in Alberta, I couldn’t resist creating a custom piece that would perfectly suit our needs in the space.

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I loved having the chance to choose the style, configuration and even fabric to create the perfect piece for our family!

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And I have to say, this beautiful sofa totally exceeded my expectations! The fabric is timelessly classic and it’s just so comfy to curl up on!

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Especially piled high with these luxurious pillows from Tonic Living (hello velvet!) and a few super cute designs from So Vintage Chic!

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And I couldn’t resist adding a matching ottoman to the mix – it’ll be perfect to pull up around the coffee table for a bit of extra seating when we need.

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I am head over heels in L-O-V-E with that beautiful trunk table sitting in the middle of it all!

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I picked it up at The Brick because I adored the rustic style and actually intended to leave it as it was, thinking that the dark colour would bring a fun contrast to the space. But, at the last minute, I had a total change of heart and decided to paint out the bottom and refinish the top to lighten things up a bit.

I think it turned out so perfectly!

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Keeping with the farmhouse feel of the space, I chose to go with this beautiful TV stand and the matching bookcase, both from The Brick as well.

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The rustic details add some lovely character and the light colours of the wood fit the space perfectly!


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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com


 

And can we just stop a minute and chat about that ahhhhhhmazing new TV?! Hubs is over the moon to have finally replaced the old relic that we’ve had since first moving in together 10 years ago. Considering we have just the one TV in our home, we really wanted to make it count. I think we totally knocked it out of the park with this incredible television from The Brick!

Okay, all television gushing aside, clearly we needed a few other things to look at in this space as well. I’m so excited to have this incredible custom piece from local sign shop, William Rae Designs!

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I think it really stands out with those rustic lanterns hanging on either side of it!

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And Courtney, the owner was SO sweet that she let me grab a few extras from her workshop while I was there too (it took everything I had not to walk away with one of everything!). So, I hung a few sweet signs over the bookshelf as well…

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And of course, what farmhouse style family room would be complete without a ginormous, rusty metal clock? I hunted high and low for months for the perfect one, so you can imagine how excited I was when I came across this beauty at Urban Barn (and for 20% off, now tell me that’s not meant to be!).

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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

I think it’s so fun to pair the soft, vintage elements with the more industrial or rustic – I love, love, love how pretty these simple lace curtains look hanging from the new curtain rod we created with galvanized pipe.

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Finally, a few old windows and candlesticks piled on top of the fireplace later, we had ourselves a finished space!

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Farmhouse Style Family Room | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

Honestly, I still can’t believe we made it through this one. What an absolute whirlwind it’s been, but as always, it was totally worth every stressful minute, every late night and every up an down along the way.

Just look at how far we’ve come!


 

How we created the farmhouse style family room of our dreams in just six weeks! www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

I absolutely adore this new farmhouse style family room and can’t wait to relax and enjoy it with our little family!

How we created the farmhouse style family room of our dreams in just six weeks! www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 


We are SO incredibly lucky to have teamed up with some AHHHHHMAZING companies as we took on this crazy renovation! Sending out SUCH a big thank you to the following companies for sponsoring this makeover (and making it so easy to recommend them and their fabulous products!):

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Rugs USA | The Brick | Wayfair.ca | Tonic Living | William Rae Designs | HomeRight | So Vintage Chic
 

And, just in case you were left wondering about anything, here’s a complete {source list} for everything we used to create this cozy space:

Sliding Door – Home Depot
Barn Door Hardware – Home Depot
Green Chalkboard Paint – Home Hardware (Green Paint in “Jungle Adventure” & Chalkboard Paint)
Pine Tongue & Groove Boards – Home Depot
Ceiling, Wall & Trim Colour – Cloud White from Benjamin Moore

-furniture-
Custom Sofa & Ottoman – The Brick
Bookshelf – The Brick
Trunk Coffee Table (refinished) – The Brick
TV Stand – The Brick
Television – The Brick

-decor & accessories-
Curtain Rod – Home Depot
Curtains – IKEA
Rustic Light – Wayfair.ca
Rug – Rugs USA
Pillows – Tonic Living & So Vintage Chic (use code MOUNTAINS20 at checkout for 20% off!)
Wall Clock – Urban Barn
Hanging Lanterns & Hooks – Pier1 & Pottery Barn
Wood Signs – William Rae Designs
Large Wicker Basket Set – Wayfair
Potted Olive Tree – Wayfair.ca
Olive Wreath – Wayfair.ca
Wooden Candlestick Set – Wayfair
Topiary Trees – Canadian Tire
Knitted Blanket, Potted Plants, Vintage Canister, & Small Wicker Baskets – The Brick


While you’re here, you may want to check out our past One Room Challenge makeovers:


 
 

Now, you’re definitely going to want to pop over to the One Room Challenge page to check out all of the other incredible room makeovers that were just finished up too!

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
 

PS. This post was sponsored by the companies listed below, though all opinions are 100% my own. For more information please read my disclosure and privacy policies.


Rugs USA | The Brick | Wayfair.ca | Tonic Living | William Rae Designs | HomeRight | So Vintage Chic

 

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136 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week Six}: Farmhouse Style Family Room Reveal

    1. Thanks so much sweet friend! Isn’t that light just so perfect for the space! Definitely a ton of work, but as you know, it’s always so worth it in the end! xo

  1. Absolutely Stunning!! What a beautiful space to enjoy. I look so forward to stopping by for a visit and cup of tea! Just wonderful Kristi!

    1. Oh Jill, I can’t wait to have you over for a visit – I think tea with you sounds like a perfect way to break this new space in! Thanks so much friend! xo

  2. Oh my word Kristi! You’ve outdone yourself again! This room is stunning! Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE that green chalkboard wall and the light fixture and the cubbies. Love it all!

  3. Kristi! Oh my goodness, friend!!!!!! I’m in awe! This room is absolutely perfect right now! What a beautiful space! I’m sooo in love with the tv wall and the pendant light! Perfect farmhouse swag!

  4. I’m so happy for you! Hard work, but oh so rewarding. It turned out great and was worth the wait. You are an inspiration to me.

  5. Kristi it’s gorgeous!!! I can’t believe how quickly you got it all put together in that final week. Such a cozy and welcoming space that I know your family will enjoy so much! And I love how the coffee table turned out! I can’t wait to hear more about that! Another awesome job! xo

    1. Thank you so, so much Bre! I honestly can’t believe we made it through and pulled it all together in time – what a whirlwind the last week has been! I’m so happy with the coffee table (thanks for your help with that!) and think it looks SO perfect with all the other light pieces in the space! xo

    1. Thank you so, so much Kendra! It was a long six weeks, but it couldn’t have come together more perfectly in the end! Will definitely be spending some quality time in here this weekend! xo

  6. So stunning, my friend! You guys are incredibly talented and absolutely the most tenacious people I know. I love watching you transform each space in your home, and this room definitely doesn’t disappoint! The barn door, the vintage green chalkboard wall, and the shiplap are so gorgeous. And then there’s the lovely decor and styling that ties the room together so beautifully. Such a phenomenal job, you guys!

    1. You are so darn sweet Sarah, thank you so much friend! It was such a struggle to get through, but I am totally over the moon with how things came together in the end!

  7. I was like “wow” and then I saw the chalkboard wall and the wood barn door and I was like “WOW”! I LOVE this room!! It came out so awesome!! Great job Kristi!! Another one room challenge well done!

  8. Oh wow Kristi your family room looks so wonderful. I love the neutral colors and all the farmhouse elements, it looks so light and cozy. My favorite is definitely the sign above the couch. You guys have truly outdone yourself! Congratulations!!

  9. You guys KILLED it! I love all the shiplap and the green chalkboard wall is amazing! You always pull off the most gorgeous spaces in 6 short weeks. Congrats on another beautiful makeover that’s not only perfectly cozy, but totally you! I love it!

  10. Wow, Kristi, I just want to jump up and down over your new family space! I can’t imagine how you and your husband could have transformed it better. I never knew I could love a green wall so much; the chalkboard treatment rocks. All and all this room is a big winner. Cheers, Ardith

    1. Awwwww, well thank you Ardith! It was a tough six weeks for sure, but so worth it in the end. And I even surprised myself with that green chalkboard wall, but it’s so fun! I can’t thank you enough for your kind and encouraging words along the way my friend!

  11. Wow Kristi, it has so much character, warmth, and charm! Another amazing ORC transformation in your home. Love the chalkboard wall, sliding door, light fixture, and amazing wall art. What surprised me most is that you decided NOT to change the fireplace and yet it looks so much better now! Sit back and enjoy movie nights in your new space and I can’t wait to see how you decorate it for the holidays.
    P.S. I know you’re going to do another one and I can’t wait to see which room you choose next.

    1. You are always so darn sweet, thank you so much Marie! I’m totally over the moon with how it all turned out! I agree about the fireplace – it was totally lost in the old space and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but once we got the walls done, I knew the wood would really pop next to the white. Thanks again my friend!

    1. Thanks so much June! If we hadn’t had to move that wall, this would have certainly been SO much easier, but it’ll be worth it when we finally get around to creating that mudroom space!

  12. This is really a wonderful makeover! It looks so comfy and charming. I think my favorite things are the chalkboard and barn door wall, and the overall lightness of the space.

  13. YAY!!!! Congrats! You made it! 🙂 It was so fun to watch the progress. I’m about ready to hop in the car and drive up to Canada and steal everything from this room… so lock your doors. Haha. I absolutely LOVE how it all turned out. It looks amazing. I think my favorite part is the chalkboard wall (love that you chose green and not black) or maybe that big shelving unit… or maybe the custom wood sign.. haha I can’t choose a favorite. I have a lantern that I’ve been wanting to hang on our living room wall and we were just about ready to build a shelf because I didn’t think I could find a hook deep enough, but the one you used to hang the lantern may work for us. Where did you get that hook??!?!

    1. Come on up girl!!! Would love to have you for a visit (as long as you don’t drive away with my new family room!). 😉 It was SUCH a long six weeks, but I’m so, so happy with how it all came together! Thank you so much for your encouraging words along the way!!! The hook is from Pottery Barn (there’s a link at the end of my post) – this is actually the smaller version and sticks out 7″ I think, so if this one doesn’t work for you, the larger size might! Thanks again friend!

  14. Omg, Kristi, I love so many things about this space!! The chalkboard wall, the barn door, the “family” sign, the coffee table, the light fixtures, the clock, I could go on and on. What a perfect space!! Enjoy it!

  15. Yes, yes, yes!! A reveal I’ve been looking forward to and I am loving.it.all!! Such a stunning transformation. I’m seriously swooning over that chalkboard wall and pendant light! ALL the heart eyes!!!! Congrats, my friend!

  16. Yay! You made it! Everything turned out so beautifully! Some of my favourite things are that rustic barn door, the galvanized pipe curtain rod, that giant clock, the green chalkboard wall, the lantern scones and of course, the shiplap! From your fellow farmhouse loving Canadian prairie friend – fantastic job!!!

  17. Kristi!! Seriously!! You totally knocked it outta the park. It is absolutely amazing. I love that classic green chalkboard wall!! What a fun touch. And all the warm, natural, rustic touches that you added – you guys did such an incredible job!!

  18. Kristi, the room is so beautiful and in keeping with your calm, warm style. The thing that I totally didn’t expect was the green wall. It reminds me of the chalkboard walls in my kids school. And it looks absolutely gorgeous and really ties the whole room together with the natural elements that you have sprkinkeled throughout. Another great room is done! Girl they should give you a show on tv!!

    1. Awwwww, you are much too sweet Mary! Thank you so, so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled that you love it as much as we do and I have to say, that chalkboard wall was as surprising to me as it was to you! 😉

  19. It’s soooo good! I don’t think it’s a surprise that I am obsessed with that green chalkboard wall. They are everything! The whole room is so perfect! That sectional is lovely and that sign above…. I need one! Congrats on getting it all finished! Some people think we are crazy for choosing to do this, but I think it’s totally worth it.

    1. Thank you so much Sara! I’ve always loved your chalkboard wall and your new bathroom is absolutely stunning!!! Each time we do this I feel crazier than the time before, but your right, it’s ALWAYS totally worth it! xo

  20. Kristi, what a gorgeous Family Room you have created! I just love it! Everything is my favorite!

    It has been so much work for you and hubby but so nice that you can now just relax and enjoy it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and can take some time to relax in your lovely Family Room!

    Thanks for sharing with us! We have enjoyed the progression from start to finish. You should be so proud of doing such a great job!

    Blessings!

    1. Thank you so, so much for your sweet comments and encouragement through this entire journey! I’ve been so inspired by so many other bloggers out there and it means so much to know that my hard work is bringing inspiration to others as well. Thanks Mary-Ann!

  21. Oh Kristi the room is absolutely stunning! And so perfectly farmhouse. That green wall – love! You’re so good at styling a room and all the details really pull it together, especially that family sign! Congrats on another beautiful ORC room makeover – you are so talented, my friend!

    1. You are much too sweet Sarah! Thank you so, so much! I hope you loved taking part in your first ORC and can’t wait to take on another with you soon my friend! xo

  22. Kristi- this is so amazing. I feel like you deserve a giant handclap for A) working out an amazing floor plan with a corner fireplace (because they can be so awkward!) and B) that chalkboard wall with your media cabinet and that gorgeous barn door is just a thing of beauty!! This space does not disappoint- it is simply beautiful!! Well done.

    1. You are much too sweet! Thank you so, so much! I agree, planning around a corner fireplace is very difficult – it took us a few tries, and a ton of tape on the floor to finally figure out a layout that would work. And I absolutely adore that chalkboard wall too! Thanks again!!!

  23. Hey beautiful lady, I could not turn my eyes from your gorgeous room photographs! Its not only lovely also its symbol of art. Great idea Kristi!

  24. Another gorgeous room, Kristi! I am totally in love with your idea to paint the wall behind the TV as a “vintage chalkboard”! I created a small green one at the bottom of my stairs, but I LOVE your idea to make it into a feature wall – SO cool!

  25. Another beautiful space in the books, Kristi!! I love the slightly unexpected green wall!! Your styling is always gorgeous and adore that word art flanked by the lanterns. And thank goodness for family who are able to help out when we need it!! 😉

  26. It’s so lovely! My fave- the combo of the lace curtains, industrial rod and shiplap wall… Never would have thought of the green chalkboard paint- but it adds such a fresh element to the white! Awesome!

    1. Thank you so, so much Heather! I really love the industrial rod with the lace curtains and shiplap too! And that green chalkboard surprised even me! 😉 Thanks again!

  27. I love the room and your style. It turned out beautifully. 39 pictures of the finished space was a bit excessive though. I’m always dumbfounded as to why some bloggers feel they need to share so many pictures of the same space.

    1. Thank you so much Lucy, I’m so happy you loved it! I’m sorry to hear you found the number of photos excessive – we worked SO hard on this space and it’s always difficult to really do a space justice with only photos to share. I just had the hardest time in the world narrowing things down to what might showcase the space best. I’ll definitely try to be a bit more discerning next time. Thanks again!

  28. This is just crazy! Wow, what a great job you did on this room. Thank you for sharing it with us–inspiration abounds!

    Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so, so much Richelle! We couldn’t be happier with how it all came together! I’m thrilled that you loved it all enough to share, thanks again!

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