Dreamhouse family room tv wall before

One Room Challenge Guest Participant
It’s that time of year again!! And no, I’m not referring to the season where we “pumpkin spice all the things” (although here in Canada it is that too). I’m referring to the time of year where bloggers from all over get just the kick in the pants they need to roll up their sleeves, get creative & come together to be inspired. It’s One Room Challenge time!

If you don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, head over to Calling It Home to get up to speed. If you do, you might remember we’ve been through a couple of these before – the first time, not so successfully when we attempted to complete our entry way. Our second kick at the can however, our master bath, still remains my favourite space in the house. I have a feeling though that it might soon be eclipsed by the space we’re working on this time around – our family room.


A few weeks ago, we showed you our vision for the family room. Here’s how we plan to execute it over the next 5-ish weeks…

Grey sectional

We set about trying to source a sectional that would work well in our space but as with just about everything else in our house, the search led us to needing something custom. Our family room space is really wide and we wanted to be able to have a large seating area for lounging, movie nights & especially for entertaining. We’re having a custom 11ft sectional made in grey fabric. The styling isn’t quite as modern as we would have liked, but I think we can make it work.

Dreamhouse family room sectional fabric sample

Gray fabric sample for our custom sectional


Our main floor is primarily lit by pot lights but above the family room we have a builder basic ‘boob’ light – which NEEDS TO GO! We came across this little bit of perfection at Bouclair Home that is our current front runner.

Bouclair Home Wood Sphere Chandelier Ceiling Lamp

Industrial Ceiling Light via Bouclair Home

Media Wall

Our plan to create a feature wall is probably the most ambitious project we have planned for the space. The tv wall is naturally the focal point of our family room. Our goal is to create something modern & eye-catching that will both be the home for our tv and media components, as well as provide shelving to showcase some art, accessories, etc. We were thinking about going for a wall art print, big and bold to catch the eye. We have been checking out various websites that do prints, like Bumblejax.com, we just need to decide what it’s going to look like!

Dreamhouse family room tv wall (before)

Our family room TV wall

Re-upholster occasional chairs

We scored these 2 occasional chairs on the side of the road for $20 a couple of years ago. Yes you read that right. $20….as in $10 a piece! They’ve more than served us well as cheap but functional seating, but now it’s finally time for us to give them new life and add a some colour to our space in the process. We’ll be re-upholstering these in a blue-grey fabric.

Brown occasional chairs before

Our $10 roadside find occasional chairs (before)

Re-upholstering occasional chairs

Re-upholstery under way….

Decide on a coffee table

If you saw our last post, you know Kes & I are currently fighting it out on whether or not we’ll be adding another DIY to the list. I really want to re-finish our current coffee table but now seeing our list of to-dos in black and white, I’m a bit unsure whether we can pull it all off in time.


So what do you guys think? Can we pull it all together in just a few short weeks? Let us know all your thoughts!

Follow along with our progress over on Instagram and don’t forget to check out the Calling It Home every Wednesday & Thursday for all the ORC updates!