Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tackle It Tuesday-Family Room

Each week on Tuesday, 5 Minutes for Mom sponsors Tackle It Tuesdays where we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

One of the things we liked most about our house was/is the finished family room. My husband collects beer paraphernalia and for the first couple of years, it was the man cave, dart boards and all.

Having Tucker changed a lot in our lives, including the use of the family room; it became more of his playroom. We spend a lot of our time down here as a family, between the computer, playing Wii, and watching TV.

We've been wanting to make it more 'family-friendly", if you will. My uncle recently passed away and we decided to take his loveseat and recliner chair which inspired me to clean out down here to make room!

Here are the "before" pictures...(and yes I am appropriately embarrassed at the state of the room!)

But trust me when I say, that the hard work all day Saturday was worth it! We got rid of a falling-apart love seat and the microwave stand we had the TV on. 4 large garbage bags to Goodwill and one large garbage can full later-this is what our family room now looks like:

I'm now planning to "tackle" the rest of the house and clean out!

To see what others have tackled (or to join in yourself), go here.


Julie said...

Great job!!

Mari said...

It looks great! You should be proud of yourself!

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is very impressive. :)

Staci said...

It looks great!

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Everyone will enjoy the room so much more! A clean room is definitely a reward to yourself.