Oar’nt you glad?

Oar’nt you glad?
Sometimes it feels like cheating when the before is nothing but an empty room, stripped down, all ready to be painted and decorated.  No crusty carpet to pull up.  No weird wood paneling to pry off the walls. No strange stains and smells making you wonder if perhaps your home was previously used as a meth-lab.
But Helen’s new family room is so lovely with the built in bookcases and nautical-but-not-SO-nautical-that-it’s-hitting-you-over-the-head-with-an-oar theme, that I will totally give her a pass.  Lovely job Helen!  See more on her blog A Brit of Happiness.

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  1. March 28, 2012 / 10:28 PM

    Wow, what a transformation! Just found your blog, and I’m glad I did! I LOVE it! I am really looking forward to your next post!
    If you have the time, I’d love for you to check out my blog and follow!
    http://covergirlandconverse.blogspot.com

  2. March 29, 2012 / 12:36 AM

    Lindsey, thank you so much for featuring my family room!!! I appreciate it so much 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of the week, Helen

  3. March 29, 2012 / 2:37 AM

    I love the new color!!!!

  4. March 29, 2012 / 5:13 AM

    Oooh love it! So fun! Hope you’re doing well. Let’s meet up for lunch soon. xo

  5. March 29, 2012 / 10:43 AM

    Beautiful transformation.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  6. March 29, 2012 / 12:38 PM

    What a transformation! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. March 29, 2012 / 10:13 PM

    Gorgeous! Helen please come do mine? oxo

  8. March 30, 2012 / 3:10 AM

    Saw this on fb today! Had to come over and say, FANTASTIC!

  9. March 30, 2012 / 2:05 PM

    I love nautical themes but usually they are SO cheesy!! Love the subtlety in this room (oh, and those built in bookshelves!!!) 🙂

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