Our front room before & after

When we installed new floors back in January, we also updated our front room too.

Our front room (right off the entry) is open to the entry. It’s one of those rooms that you could either:
-make super formal and sit down in when you have guests or “visits”
-make into a usable office – which is what we have been using it for.

Here is the room before:

Along with the floors, we added board and batten which works well with the vaulted ceilings. At first I wanted a bright blue paint color for a fun playful look, until it was all finished, and the blue looked more like “baby boy nursery”.

Ugg…don’t you hate when you pick the wrong color right off the bat?!

Here you can see the blue that quickly was painted over with white and the stone lion color.

We then ended up with the color: Stone Lion (by Kwall). I LOVE this color! It’s very calming. It goes really well with the white. Flat white. I was worried about flat white, and I had to get talked into it, but now I LOVE it! I love how there is no shine or glare from the lights on the walls at night.


Here is the AFTER:

I am slowly decorating it. It will be my craft room/office. YAY, a craft room! Finally a craft room! Right off the entry?! Sure…why not?! :) We moved what use to be Aiden’s changing table into this room (the white piece on the left). It is the perfect little craft station. I prefer to craft or create standing up, so it works great in here.

I will share more pics as I decorate along the way.

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  1. 1

    Adore. Love it. Good choice of paint colors! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. 2

    It’s so clean and fresh!

  3. 3

    It looks great so far Kami! Love the white board and batten! It’s on my list for my family/dining room area!!

  4. 4

    So cute Kami! And such a BIG space – perfect for a craft/office! I think we’ll be doing the same thing some day. Every house we look at has tons of formal rooms and we want two office spaces or one big one we can share. Makes so much more sense than a room that sits empty 353 days of the year!

    You’ve done a darling job!

  5. 5

    wow what a difference! It really looks fabulous :)

  6. 6

    What a great space! I love the new color!

  7. 7

    What a beautiful room! Can’t wait to see how it looks as it gets more filled up with your craft supplies! :)

  8. 8

    Thanks everyone!

  9. 9

    I absolutely LOVE it! Now, can you come do mine? It needs a makeover!

  10. 10

    Love it & the colors too! I’ve been trying to talk my hubby into letting me change our front room into a craft room/office. Right now it has all our exercise stuff in it.

    New to your blog too. Love it, so cute!!!

  11. 11

    It looks great! I love the new changes! Now I want my craft room finished!

  12. 12

    Looks awesome! Love the floor!!

  13. 13

    It looks amazing! I love the flooring. You are so fortunate to have a designated craft room, congrats!!

  14. 14

    Looks great! I pick the wrong color more often than I would like to think! I love the whole look of it all put together! Good idea to use the changing table as a crafting table!

  15. 15

    Love it! I want to do something similar to my entryway but I’ve been too afraid to do it on my own. You guys did an awesome job, love the floors and board and batten!

  16. 16

    I wish I had a spare room for a craft room, I just got a tiny little corner in my living room. Yours looks great though! love the color selection.

  17. 17
    Melanie says:

    I love how this has turned out!! You and your decorating ideas are amazing!

  18. 18

    Absolutely beautiful. Love it!

  19. 19
    Colleen Bigler says:

    Love it! You spend so much time and do so many great things in there and now it matches your talents!

  20. 20

    I love what you did! Looks amazing

  21. 21

    I love a good before and after! The room looks so great! I love the paint colors!

  22. 22

    Gorgeous. Absolutely love the floors.
    Well done.

  23. 23

    I love how you did the walls. It looks beautiful!

  24. 24

    Love it! So smart to use the changing table. Where’d your computer go?

  25. 25

    What?! That is major! I love it, those walls are so awesome!

  26. 26

    It’s really pretty! So bright & calm at the same time. :)

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