For the family room you can see that we removed the carpet and we did a hardwood though out the whole main level of the home. Then you can see that we did the wood wall for behind the tv. (more about that below) I love canvas but i feel with young children its to expensive for me. Here is why, i like to change my photos because my babies are always changing i don’t want to pay and arm and leg every time i want to change the photos. I ended up getting these white frames at Ikea. They are each a 20X20 frame with the picture are 12X12. I get my prints done at Persnickety Prints in Orem Utah. They also ship. They are by far the cheapest for 12X12 only pay $2!!!! You guys that s supper cheap and the quality is great. We then made out own blanket latter as well.
This is the Wood wall we did in our family room. It is actually made of raw maple flooring. We got a whole bundle on ksl for $85. we still has some left over as well. So the total cost for the wall was $85. The total project took us about 3 1/2 hours to get it all up. They just fit together like flooring that is the tongue and groove then we nailed it right to the wall. We fist took off the base boards then found all the stud across the whole wall. We then Drew a pencil line from floor to ceiling to show us where the stud were the whole way. So that was we were able to get the nails into the studs for the most part. We were going to stain it after it was up but ended up loving it just the raw wood.
Lets talk curtain rods. first off our home is all white. I wanted something that was not going to stand out so much. So i wanted white that would blend in better. Curtain rods are expensive if you have a long wall!!! The cheapest one i could find was $100 for the length that we needed at 96 inches. So i ended up getting 2 rods from Ikea in the center support is where the rods meet. So it only cost us about $30 rather than $100. Then finding curtains at 108 inc length is supper expensive as well. Ikea has the nest price for long curtains. Looking at the rod you would never know that it is 2 rods it looks awesome and way less money! I ended up spending just over $100 for my curtains and the rods.