Thursday, February 16, 2012

FAMILY ROOM FINAL REVEAL

Today the sun is shining after days of gloomy weather...I hope it stays like this for awhile. Valentine's Day has come and gone. I hope it was a special day for all of you. The Husband brought home a sweet card, a chocolate rose and a gift card to Starbuck's. He knows me so well and he knows I love gifts! I didn't bake anything special as I usually try to do, but yesterday I was in the mood for something sweet and made a batch of shortbread cookies. I have to give you a close up shot because I ate quite a few!
Other than one small wall, I am pretty sure the family room is completed. These are the little chests I showed you in my last post. They were a lime green and now they are a pale dove gray. I have a lot of extra pillows stored in them.
I found this lamp at Homegoods and have it on an old chippy table I had. This is next to the corner chair and is a perfect place to curl up and read. To the right you can see the curtains that I found at JC Penney's. They are simple white linen panels and super inexpensive.
I found these gates at Homegoods also. I wanted a pop of dark colors to go with the coffee table and I love how weathered these are.
I found this tray at a website that is new to me, Antique Farmhouse. It's called a bulb tray. I haven't figured out what to put in it yet, God knows I have enough dried hydrangeas to go around.
And here they are, on the sofa table! This pitcher is very much like the one on the coffee table, just smaller. And I have some of my favorite birds scattered around.
FINALLY...these are the plates that I want to hang. I have one more wall with nothing on it. I have an old window at the lakehouse that I want to hang with the plates around it. I found these at Anthropologie. I was actually thinking of doing a tablescape with them before I hung them! Maybe I will.

So, this is the final reveal of the family room. I will show you that last wall when I get it done. Thanks for all the tips on hanging the plates, I have to pick up some of those wires the next time I go to Michael's. And thanks for being so patient looking at these pictures and leaving such nice comments. I can honestly say that every room here is done!! Now, as for the lakehouse...

I am joining the party a French Country Cottage. See you there! :)

70 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooo pretty Jane! I love all your new touches and love that little bird lamp too! Have a great weekend!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

It's gorgeous, Jane. You certainly can 'do up' a room with style!!!

S
xo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Jane,
that room turned out so pretty.
love the bird lamp and that tray.
I think hydrangeas and some natural items in that tray would be perfect. I know you'll choose the right items.

xoxo
Sonny

Kathleen said...

It looks great! Enjoy your lovely new surroundings!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just so very neat Jane! Love your white furniture, everything goes so well, the lamp is gorgeous!

Debby said...

I like all the things you did. Those little trunks look really nice painted and stacked.
Seriously the hot glued large paper clips work great to hold plates.

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, the gates are delightful and ground that wall just right. These accents you showed today are very pretty and you know I love your sofas. hugs, olive

susan said...

What a beautiful room! So many pretty things that add just the right touch.I will definitely be checking out the website you mentioned. Thanks for the info!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... oooh, everything looks just beautiful! I love those cute chests with the bottles on top!... and your shabby little birdies everywhere look adorable. You have such a magical way of putting it all together...that bulb tray is fabulous, and I can't wait to see those pretty plates hanging up... your cookies looks delish too, I would have eaten a ton of them!... xoxo Julie Marie PS UPS guys should be knocking at my door any minute with my purse!!! I have Tessy on the lookout for him!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Well done Jane!
I love it!
The textures, colors and whimsy are just perfect!
It's sunny here and nice today too.
It sure makes my mood better.
Going to Arizona in 2 weeks!
Can't wait to see my grandbaby, she will be 7 months soon!
Hugs friend,
Think Summer.
Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

This is beautiful, Jane! All of the details are just perfect!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love it all and those plates are going to finish it off in style:) Have a blessed day dear Jane, HUGS!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Jane Hi-5 to you..you did an outstanding job..it's looks so warm yet cool..I also just found that web site and they have some really neat things..Thanks so much for sharing more of your beautiful home with us..May you have the BEST day ever my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Betsy said...

Very nice, Jane~ it looks lovely!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Very pretty Jane...love that bulb tray and the little chippy paint table.

Blessings,
Linda

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane...it has been a while since my last visit. I am loving your new room. I have embraced the weathered chippy look too. And love the birds.
Finish off those delishcious looking cookies and enjoy your day. I enjoyed visiting.
Maryrose

JoAnne Weisser said...

It looks beautiful, Jane. You did an amazing job pulling it all together. It looks like a very comfortable and soothing room to relax in. Those cookies look pretty good too!

bj said...

O,what a pretty room, Blondie. You are really getting your home all pretty. New kitchen....new family room....I LOVE new things. You surely are doing a great job on it all. Just beautiful.
xoxo bj

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane!
Your room is beautiful! I love the vintage pieces mixed the touches of nature!
The trunks turned out fabulous!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love all the details in your newly decorated room. Everything looks so lovely and fresh. And those plates will look awesome hanging on the wall surrounding an old window frame.

Low Tide High Style said...

The whole room looks beautiful. I love the soft calm colors and all of your wonderful decorative touches! Enjoy!

Kat :)

Sandi (Meme) said...

As always, you've hit the nail right on the head with your redo! I think I could just take a cup of tea, and settle in for a visit! Thanks for sharing! Sandi

April said...

I love it all, Jane...you've been a busy bee! Job well done!

Desire Empire said...

HI Jane Looking good.

I don't think a home can have too many dried hydrangeas and what about some hyacinths for the bulb tray. They must be out or almost out for Spring over your way. Oh the possibilities.

Have a great weekend

Carolyn xx

Kerry said...

Well done Jane...what a great thing to say "it's done!" Now, put your feet up, grab a book and enjoy :)

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
You've done a wonderful job pulling together your family room.
I like the color that you used and I love the orante wall gates.

It all looks very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Jacqueline said...

Glad you had a nice Valentine's Day. I just love the great touches. The dove gray paint is just perfect. The cookies look luscious too. Cookies are definitely one that I have a hard time having just one. I had leftover frosting from my ombre rose cake but decided not to make sugar cookies to use it up on as I would have eaten the whole batch!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you've been busy Jane, Everything looks great! Love your little chippy half table, I used to have one (wonder what happened to that?). I think we got your rain:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got some great pieces, Jane! I love those gates! I'm still looking for shutters {narrow} for over my fireplace to go with my picture. If these gates were narrower they might even work. I'll bet you're glad to have this room done!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I also love to use birds to decorate..and that bird lamp..sooo..you wanting to get rid of it?? Ok, ok, just thought I would ask. :):)
Hugs.

J. Beaudet said...

You did a great job, Jane! I really like those gates on your wall! Have a great weekend:)
Jenniferxx

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Things are shaping up so nicely! You must be lovin all the changes. Love the new gray color for the boxes!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your room is so pretty! I know you must be pleased. I like the neutral colors and textures you have mixed-up in there. :D

xo,
Ricki Jill

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love all of your special touches! I would love to see the whole room all at once. Did you post that? I might have missed it if you did.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Great accessories. I have that same tray from Antique Farmhouse. I have it on my dining room table with candles and preserved boxwood trees. It needs something else but I can't decide what. I had no idea it was called a bulb tray! Guess I didn't read the fine print. Your house is lovely. You should be so proud. Have a wonderful weekend Jane!

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
Oh man, Good job on the family room!!!I love the stuff you found at Home Goods, I have got to get back in there......so many cute things, Love the chests you painted.....great idea!!!!
OH I would love a cookie by the way....I was still sick and did not bake anything.....I even forgot to get hubby a card....so I made him a home made one!!!!
Have a great weekend
hugs 2 U,
jamie

A Hint of Home said...

I love your new bird lamp and that tray is so unique.
I just realized you are in MI. I'm from there and all my family is there except my Mom.
We lived near Selfridge Air Force Base.
Have a great weekend!

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all the finishing touches. You did a fab job Jane! XX

Nancy's Notes said...

Jane, love your decor and style! Your room is just beautiful - I love all of your nice touches, your colors are just awesome too!

Maggie said...

How lovely it looks now that everything is in place, love the natural color palette that you used.
The plates from Anthropologie are gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Lovin' it, Jane! All those little touches are perfect!
You must love sitting in your new room.
Those plates are so pretty!
Have a wonderful weekend.
xxoo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Looks so soft and pretty Jane. Can you take a pic of the whole room when you are finished?

Karen said...

It's all so pretty, love the soft color palette.

Sonia said...

So beautiful, cozy cheery and warm! I would love spending time in that room! Wonderful selections and job!
Miss Bloomers

podso said...

yum to the cookies! I love those gates on the wall--they look great. It all looks so nice! I'm sure you are glad to have it about done and now sit back and enjoy your work! Nothing like fresh and new!

Tricia said...

What a pretty room! It looks like everything came together beautifully. When I saw that bulb tray sitting next to those plates, I thought about how good it would look with some similar themed items in it, like napkins, forks and cups. Hope you have a nice weekend :)

Pondside said...

I love what you've done, Jane! The room is lovely and soft looking - and I'll bet everyone wants to be there!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is all soooo pretty, Blondie. Love those plates, and birds are one of my favorite things!

Leslie said...

Ohhhh I love the room and I am drooling over the sofa and coffee table. Looks like my favorite store pottery barn. The accessories are perfect. Simply gorgeous. When can we come over and try it out!!! Have a great weekend.

French Basketeer.com said...

Jane, you are a shopper extraordinaire! Did the gates really come from Home Goods? All looks amazing...wishing you a great weekend~

CAS said...

Everything looks so great. I love the blend of the whites, creams & the dark elements. It looks absolutely cozy and inviting.

Adore that Kate Spade purse!

Have a great weekend!
CAS

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh it's all so beautiful. Everything turned out just like a magazine ;)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wow...looks great! Love Home Goods...now you make me want to run out and do some shopping :) Laurel

Pat said...

J is home and I am enjoying catching up in blogland. Your room is looking beautiful! Brightens my day.

Deserae said...

Everything looks just beautiful :o) Love those iron gates hanging on the wall too!
~Des

Kit said...

Oh, I really like the items you have in your family room. Very pretty! Kit

classic • casual • home said...

I love shortbread cookies. My mother always baked them at Christmas...glorious smell.

Sarah said...

Jane, looks like you've been having fun with all the new things for the family room. I know you are enjoying this. Looks great! ~ sarah

white life© said...

Wow, dear Jane, the chests look sooooooo fantastical. I love them and your living looks great!

If you want to learn to knit: There are many instructions on YouTube. Also, how to knit socks. It's really simple - only no one can understand the written instructions ;)

Hugs
Tine

KATHY said...

Everything looks sooo pretty!! I love your new tray,and bird lamp.Have a great weekend.

Kathy

Evi said...

it all came together so pretty...pat yourself on the back. A job very well done!
Don't you just love HomeGoods!!!!
Jane, have a great week and relax.
Hugs, Evi

xinex said...

I love everything I see, Janie. All your accessories are very pretty....Christine

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The room is gorgeous Jane!!! I hope you continue to get a little sun!
XO
Kristin

Isabelle Thornton said...

WOW. How beautiful!!!!
Thank you for your visits and staying in touch. You made your house a home and i love it!!!
Xo
Isa

Tracy said...

I love the yellow and gray combo, Jane, it looks so soft and pretty! Can't wait to see it with your plates hung, I'm sure it will be just gorgeous.

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
everything, all the little touches that make up your room are lovely!
The gates on the wall are just perfect and your birds, so cute!
Rebecca

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love everything! You have done a beautiful job with the room and it looks so peaceful and calming. I want to order some dried hydrangeas. Did you say you got yours on ebay? Do you remember the seller?

Zuzu said...

Everything looks so bright and pretty, Jane!
Glad to hear you had a nice Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks beautiful!!! I love the warm walls and your pretty touches! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Liz said...

Jane! It is gorgeous and comfy cozy! :) you did a great job on it. :)

~Liz