In this video I make over the family room/living room in a home that has not been updated since the 1980’s. In the process of making over this dated space, I share some of my best ideas tips for creating a bright and cozy space (even in a basement). These tips include painting the walls and ceiling with paint containing undertone (blue and green work well), painting doors and trim; installing a budget friendly flooring such as floating carpet tiles, adding plenty of lighting and mirrors, disguising problem areas, freshening up what you already own, adding thrifted furniture, wall art and accessories, and providing plenty of storage (because we love to use our basements for storage).

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Amiah’s kitchen makeover video: https://youtu.be/U5Rdl9XiNSQ
Amiah’s upstairs living room makeover video: https://youtu.be/m3mSa2SOdyY
Video with tips on styling a bookshelf: https://youtu.be/AtQxCvoabvw

Music used in this video:
Summertime Rain by Little North Fork
Blue Mountains by Gabriel Witcher


  1. Hola!!Wao quedó muy hermoso , usted es como una hada madrina lo q toca lo transforma en algo hermoso

  2. What a great reveal floating carpet squares! Are your kids so used to you being amazing at what you do they are seemingly not as gaga as the rest of us!? Looking forward to Tues!

  3. Wow Sherry! You never cease to amaze me! Great transformation, love the pass through idea and the bookcase. I have one of those”80’s” bookcases, needed, but so dated. I’m going to use your ideas! Love the updated version. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  4. This is an amazing makeover. Beautiful. Your sons are very lucky to have you to makeover their living areas.

  5. Amazing! I just love it! The blue walls make such a difference, as do the black edging. I’m definitely going to use some of these ideas on my son’s new (and pretty dingy) flat. You are a treasure.

  6. Great job Sherry, well done. That bookcase and pass-thru window are fabulous 🙂

  7. Oh ,you really outdid your self on this one Sherry! Just beautiful, and everyone seemed really happy with the finished room!.

  8. Sherry…you’re absolutely amazing…your son Spencer looked as if he was in sh😳ck…with such a fabulously crafty mom…nothing should have surprised him…good job Sherry…you pulled off a big one this week.

    I just picked up a couple of cool finds over the weekend…hopefully I can do them half the justice you do on your thrift finds.

    TFS👋🏽see you next week.

  9. You are so amazingly talented….I so look forward to your videos. Amya is a very lucky girl.

  10. Hi Sherry. Today I am sending greetings not from Germany but from Hungary. We spend our summer holidays here.
    I just watched your video and I am impressed like I always am. Thanks for all the Informations and tips about colours in the basement. That's very interesting!

  11. U Go Girl !!! U r Just Amazing ! Tuesday's r my best Days. I'm like a kid, can't wait 4 Next Tuesday ! 😀

  12. Score 100 points for mommy's makeover!! Amazing! Cozy, very fun, and clean. How much is rent? LOL!!😉

  13. The transformation was amazing. You brought so much coziness to the room.

  14. Sherry, it's absolutely remarkable! Can't wait to see the rest of the rooms.

  15. Wow. I really admire your great ideas and confidence to make it happen. We’ll done!

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