Thursday, February 9, 2012

A PARTIAL ROOM REVEAL

Beside watching it not snow, a lot of work has been going into the family room since my furniture was delivered. I have been arranging pieces of this and that, shopping the house and using some things bought on previous trips to Homegoods and Marshall's. I've made some arrangements and vignettes on tables and moved lamps around more than once. I had a pleasant surprise when the coffee table was delivered, too, because I was told it was back ordered.
The table is made of reclaimed wood and I am loving the imperfections. I wanted a dark table to contrast with the white furniture.
Hello loveseat! A trip was made to Home Depot today for curtain rods. I am hoping The Husband will hang them this weekend. I don't know a thing about using a drill. I found white curtain panels at JC Penneys a few weeks ago.
And this is the sofa. I finally opened the big box of hydrangeas that I ordered from eBay back in December and filled this big pitcher and a few other things. I still have a half box left...they're going to be everywhere!
A few years ago Emily {pictured above} and I bought these wood cubes from Pier 1 to paint and use as side tables and for storage. They obviously couldn't stay this wicked green color. Today I bought some light gray paint and they are now painted and distressed and finished. I stacked them and they hold extra pillows, quilts and throws.

I have more to show you...it's not a big room at all but I want to show it to you after I have hung the curtains. I am also going to hang some plates and this is a new thing for me. Please give me some tips on what you use to hang them on the wall with...I am really at a loss. Someone mentioned something that Michael's sells for hanging them.

Not much else is new. Still no snow but lots of gloom. And cold. If I can get the curtains up, maybe...maybe, we can get up to the lake. I have some things I have to bring home for this room in progress. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :-)

96 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful room dear Jane! The coffee table is perfect with the couch and love seat AND pillows! Add in the hydrangeas in the pitcher:) gorgeous! Can't wait to see the curtains too:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, the sofas are so lovely and you can so so much with that very neutral color. The table does ground the grouping. You are going to enjoy those flowers all over the place so much. I cannot wait to see the entire room finished. hugs, olive

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I love your new furniture!! Everything looks so pretty and comfy! You can buy plate hangers... little coiled wire thingies at Michael's near the framing area. I usually trace the plate onto paper and tape the paper to the wall to determine how I want the arrangement to be. Then just hammer a nail and hang the plate. Easy peasy!

Julie Marie said...

Hi again Janie... first off, thanks for your help with the purse!... I can hardly wait!... I love, love love your table out of reclaimed wood!!! And you have decorated everything sooo cute!... I just ordered that book too, how is it??? As for hanging plates on walls, I will take a photo of a plate of mine and the thing it hangs from... they can be found at most any craft store... they are stretchy wiry things that go on the back of the plate and hook in several places onto the front of the plate... you just have to be really careful when you put them in place... put them where you want them the first time so they don't scratch the plate... everything looks just beautiful!!! and your daughter is a doll!... xoxo Julie Marie

❀ JoAnne said...

WOW ~ Your room is going to be so gorgeous. That coffee table is wonderful and the dark wood does look fantastic with the white furniture. And I really think I must have that pitcher with the hydrangeas ~ it's beautiful? Can't wait to see more! Your daughter is so adorable too!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It's beautiful Blondie,love the dark coffee table with the white couch. I love the hydrangeas too!

Rondell

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It all looks beautiful Jane....everything that I love....creams, whites, greys and hydrangeas....what could be nicer. Looking forward to seeing ALL of it. xXXX

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gorgeous Jane, simply gorgeous!
The white with the dark was a perfect choice!
You are so talented with decorating, I can't wait to see the rest!
We haven't had much snow either although today was nice and sunny for a change!
Does change my attitude so much!
Hugs,
Cindy

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jane: Love the new sofa and loveseat. That looks like what I just ordered from PB. Your coffee table looks great! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!

Debby said...

I love the sofas and the table. Very nice.
Someone gave me this hint and it works. Glue gun a paper clip to the back of the plates. Leave the top free so you can bend it out a little. Works great.
Your daughter is so pretty.
Snow is coming our way....maybe it will snow for you.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the furniture, Jane! The couch and loveseat look so comfy. That table is great!

I used a tip from Diane at In Your Own Style for my plates. Hot gluing a large size paper clip to the back of the plates. I did that about two years ago and they are still on there and I hung them in the living room here in the new place. Let me know if you want the link to her blog. She gives instructions on how to do it {it's real simple}.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jane!!!!!!! You are such a tease!!!! I want to see the whole room... ;P

{It looks lovely so far....}

xo,
Ricki Jill

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

LOVE IT!!! Love the light sofa with the dark table. I have a breakfast table made by a company called grass roots that makes everything from old wood. Stop teasing us and show us the rest. I am already wanting one of everything I see in this post.

Kathleen said...

Looking good, Jane! Hope you get the rods up. I can't do that either!

laurie said...

I have the same sofa! I love ours , mostly because I love cream and off white, I keep my rooms this color because my paintings are my popping colors.I can't wait to see the reveal, shopping in your own home sounds like so much fun!

Betsy said...

Everything looks great! Love the soft colors!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your room is looking sensational. I love the new furniture and the hydrangeas are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Debbiedoo's said...

So pretty Jane! You are going to have fun fluffing your new sofas with pretty pillows and such. Enjoy!

Deborah said...

Jane your room looks so beautiful!!!
Oh I love your couches..lovely!
Everything is going to be so gorgeous together!
The coffee table is beautiful too!
Hydrangeas? Love!
Enjoy the fun of decorating to your hearts content!

Debroah xoxo

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I love your pretty white sofa. I hope one day to have one like yours. The coffee table is perfect and I love your sweet vingette on top. The room is looking so lovely.

hugs
Sissie

Gina said...

Jane, I am loving what I'm seeing so far! It looks pretty & comfy too. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

I'm now following you.

Sarah said...

Jane, I know you are excited to have the furniture in place. It looks fantastic. Love seeing the details of your room. ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, your room is looking so pretty! I love your sofas and your new coffee table. Can't wait to see more.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rettabug said...

Hi Jane!

I LOVE your new family room furniture! I LOVE your new purse! I LOVE your new baskets & book. I LOVE that you & your sweetie got to go downtown, shopping & clubbing together!

I'm right along with you, wishing & hoping for Spring, even though it has been a mild winter, its still too dark & gloomy. I need SUNSHINE!

Hugs,
Rett

p.s. Be careful with new blue jeans on those white sofas!!! The color rubs off!!

Low Tide High Style said...

It's all looking so great Jane, I love the coffee table and the white furniture! And your daughter is beautiful!

Kat :)

Cindy said...

Jane,
Your room is looking good. The cheapest place I have found for plate hangers is Target. Or maybe Walmart... The hot glue idea sounds interesting. Can't wait to see it all finished! XO Cindy

White Whimsy said...

Your room is lovely. Love what you have done!

Marydon said...

So love that gorgeous pitcher!, Jane. Your table is fabulous with those gorgeous couches. Dying to see the rest of the decor.

Have a fabulous eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
What a beautiful room you have created. Love the sofas and that table is just the perfect touch. Can't wait to see your repainted end tables. (I know they are going to be gorgeous. Your curtains as well.) Looks like you are having such a great time recreating a room of love.

Your hydrangeas are the perfect touch for the pitcher. Is says, "Beautiful." Thank you for sharing sweet friend.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Man I wish I could have white sofas! Looking very lovely!

♥Linsey

Geneva said...

I love your new sofa and loveseat... and you are styling everything so nicely! Can't wait to see the new curtains.
How Exciting!
Blessings!
Geneva

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

Your room looks great!! Can't wait to see it all. I have found the BEST plate hangers. Much, 1000 time much better than wire plate hangers.... Here is a link
http://www.dischangers.com/
Hugs,
Penny

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Jane! Your sofas are FABULOUS! You don't need another thing! I haven't read comments but someone probably already told you there are plate wires for hanging plates. Yes, you can get them at Michael's Have fun with those! I love hanging plates!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane I LOVE your new furniture!! Everything looks so pretty I can't wait to see more!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl this is going to be awesome..I love the white slip cover look your going for..Hugs and smiles Gloria

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love the new furniture. it looks amazing already but I know you want to tweak and retweak .. Love those hydrangeas~!

enjoy every moment of this new room.

Tricia said...

Everything is looking sooo pretty, Jane! I can't wait to see the room all put together :)

Pondside said...

It's lovely, Jane - so creamy and serene.

Marigene said...

Lovely room, Jane...waiting to see it completed.

I have been using the adhesive disc hangers lately and really like them. I found them a Hobby Lobby.

Kerry said...

Loving it to bits. It looks like a perfect place to curl up with a book to me :)

Kerry said...

And P.S. Drilling holes in things is huge fun :))

Melody said...

I love the hydrangeas! And that sofa looks very comfy :)

teaandbubbly.blogspot.com

Maggie said...

Looking good..............the table is fab!
I'll be back to see the curtains after the weekend.
Have fun fluffing!

Paula said...

Your new coffee table looks great with your white sofas. I love the dark wood with the white.

I use the wire plate hangers that you can find at any home improvement store. They work well and I've never had a plate fall.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Looks nice in there Jane! Very light and airy~

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Love the sofa and love seat! The coffee table is gorgeous too, looking great Jane!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, I love the look especially the darker table with the lighter furniture. This really grounds the room.

It is beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend,
xoBarb

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

OH JANE!
I am so very envious...but in a GOOD way! HAPPY FOR YOU! I LOVE your new furniture! The room is looking wonderful! I can imagine that room when the sun shines! BEAUTIFUL! Perfect for reading and blogging!
Thanks for sharing the fun!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I just love your sofas. I must have missed where you bought them? The coffee table is incredible. I'd love to switch mine out but my husband is attached to it for some reason. Everything is looking so homey. Hope you make it to the lake...we are expecting a little snow. Happy Weekend!

Debbie said...

So that's Emily...how cute is she?!
Oh how I love your white furniture, Jane!
You are going to have so much fun decorating that room.
We are getting LOTS of snow today.
Hopefully you can get to your lake house before the snow hits downstate.
xxoo

xinex said...

Looking good, Janie. I love the table and the sofas. The hydrangeas are relaly pretty in that vase. The wooden boxes would be so nice and functional as side tables...Christine

April said...

Ooh...everything seems to be coming together so beautifully, Jane! I can hardly wait to see more!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear, I love how fresh, bright, AND COZY this all looks. And you did it for such a reasonable amount of money. Wow. I am inspired to get busy.

All joys and happy weekend,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Karen said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! I wish I could go so light, too many dogs around here to chance it :-)

Desire Empire said...

The room is shaping up beustifully. Love the pale squishy sofasand the contrasting table is lovely. Sorry for now snow but a trip to the lake sounds good
Carolyn xx

Mary said...

So glad you've joined 'the world of white and bright' Jane - you will find the days much lighter and you'll love being able to change up our accessories so you'll never tire of your basic furnishings! Love it all.

Just perfect! Read my new post, it's about using what you love in your home.
Mary X

Hang your plates with wire plate hangers, easy peasy!

Dale Janeé said...

OMG, I love this! It's so fun see new room decor and I really like the dark table you picked with the contrasting lighter couch. You're very talented with design. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.net/

Lori said...

Looks great so far Janie! I have plates hung in my dining room and they sell actual plate hangers then I use cup hooks instead of actual picture hangers or nails as I find it gives them more stability. Can't wait to see more pictures ~ have a great week-end! xo

susan said...

Jane-Your room is going to beautiful! I love your furniture. Are your couches slipcovered or upholstered? I love that look!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautifully cozy space you've created, Jane! I LUV that sofa - so cushy looking! And the dark coffee table against it looks amazing! Great job, girlie!

xoxo laurie

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great room and it is full of charm already! I'm loving that pitcher with the hydrangeas in it, just awesome! Can't wait to see more pictures!

podso said...

Jane the new furniture looks so lovely. And the coffee table --yummy. I love the hydrangeas too and I know you will continue to tweak things for don't we all do that? I enjoyed reading about your day in Chicago. It sounds like it's snowing there--I heard a storm was predicted, I think you've had an easy winter, as have we. Enjoy the weekend.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Jane,
Oh your new furniture is gorgeous, and I love that coffee table. I look forward to seeing more. Your daughter is adorable!

Happy new room, it's so much fun. New furniture seems to change everything in the room.

Karen

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Looking gorgeous! I sure do love the coffee table. And the sofa looks like it's just saying come sit on me! Can't wait to see the rest of the room. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know how to use tools!

Melanie said...

OK, I am loving those sofas (the color AND they look so comfy!) and the dark wood coffee table. Can't wait to see the whole room!

awal.ny said...

I love all the changes. I have to ask, where did you get the great white furniture? Don't you just love Homegoods and Marshall's, you can find such great pieces there. I almost bought the pillow with the red writing for the basement.

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Jane....ohhh....you room is turning out so great. Am anxious to see the final outcome.

xo

Jo

Sonia said...

Oh what a great sneak preview!! Love the loveseat to pieces! Looks so fluffy and comfy! Great style!! Can't wait to see what else you have done. So far I love it all!!
Stay warm...we are only in the 20's today! Waiting for the sun to come out!!
Miss Bloomers

Pigeon's Mom said...

stopping by via susan branch...what a pretty blog you have! and what a cozy living room...!

Sue said...

Oh you brave soul with white! I hope you had the fabric sprayed for stain protection. It's not the same thing as Scotchguard- which is removed every time a stain is cleaned up. I always have it done for our upholstered pieces and recommend it to customers.
Your sofa/love are just so attractive and the dark cocktail table looks very nice with them! I love recycled wood -we carry a really cool line of hard goods that uses old wood from barns, old buildings, and wine barrels. You never have to worry about additional dings! :-) Looking forward to seeing the rest of the room when it's completed. hugs, Sue

Bliss said...

Usually if I can't glue something I nail it, but I don't suggest you do either with plates!

~Bliss~

Deserae said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS....love it all!!!! I can't wait to see the room after the new drapes are hung too :o)
~Des

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jane

I'm trying to take advantage of this "cold" to catch up on some blog visits. Btw happy BD and I LOVE that Kate Spade purse you got!

I love the white and dark contrast of your new furniture. Can't wait to see it all pulled together.

I usually use the wire plate hangers, but there is something new that glues to the back... a round disk 'fabric' thing. Kind of pricey. As far as hot glue... I would never trust it to hold forever. Just go with the springy wire thingies and be sure they have the little rubber covers where they touch the plate rims!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Buy now you know exactly what to hang those plates with! :) Good luck. They are going to be lovely..and the best part is they are so easily changed or you can add to them.
:) Have fun!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Jane,

Can I just say that I just love that coffee table and the lovely contrast between the dark and whites in your home?!?! Just love it! And I can't wait to see more of your room!!! And I kind of feel bad that you say it's "cold" over there when it has been a shorts and tee weather here for the past couple of days in the afternoon (although it does get cold in the early mornings & at night)! Anyway, hope you and the hubby have a Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Hugs,
Jessie

Kelly said...

I love your new furniture! I love white or cream sofas and distressed wood, so you've captured the perfect combo. At least with the gloomy weather outside, you're feeling the sunshine inside!

A Hint of Home said...

Everything is coming together so well!
Your room is so pretty in the whites and your table pops in there.
Thanks so much for praying for Olivia!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love how it looks and that coffee table is gorgeous!!!

myletterstoemily said...

you must be saving women everywhere
hundreds of dollars with your amazing
and innovative tips!

thank you!!!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Jane!
I think the room looks great.It is gloomy and I think a room redo or rearrange always makes for a spirit pick-me-up!

I always buy the gold wire plate hangers that you get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or wherever, but I may have to look into Kathy's idea of hot gluing a paper clip to the back? That sounds like a clever solution too!

xox
A

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jane, I love the sofas and the reclaimed wood table. Your room is so pretty. Hugs, Sherry

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Faded Plains said...

The dark coffee table looks great mixed with your white sofas...can't wait to see the whole room.

Daniella said...

Oh the room is coming together beautifully!!! It looks done to me! I can't wait to see what you choose to use as decorations. So far, so good!!
Beautiful!
xxDaniella

stefanie said...

that sofa looks soooooo comfy!!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Jane.... loving your new furniture....it's just YUMMY!

I just use plate hangers from the hardware or Michaels for plates......I have LOTS of them.....EVERYWHERE... Is it weird to have them in the bathroom too? :-)

xoxox
Spencer

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Pretty table & sofas...the room is really shaping up nicely for you Jane! We hang plates ALL the time...we just use hangers ~ you can find at Lowes, Home Depot, JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby ~ if you have any of those near you! We've used the stick on ones, but sometimes those fall off, so, if you really like the plate, use the hangers that hold the plates instead! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

koralee said...

Oh what I see is beautiful....can't wait to see more! Love that table! Hugs to you. xoxo

June said...

It is awesome Jane!!! I LOVE what you are doing in here and can't wait for you to show some more of this darling room. That table is beautiful!!!!
hugs from here...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I am soooo loving your new furniture!!! Enjoy and hope the warm weather makes its way there soon. Big hugs your way~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
LOVE the charming look that you have going on...awesome table!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the furniture. I'm such a slob I would probably spill something on a couch that light colored...I tend to be a jinx with anything new, but I sure love it all! The table is great!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love the room.Gorgeous couch! Thanks for sharing Joann

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh, Jane - your family room looks wonderfully "cozified"! I just love everything on your blog and those Irish nachos...please send me a batch! Those look so delicious and I had no idea you could order dried hydrangeas on ebay. Heading there right now. xoxo Nancy

Kelly said...

I love the rustic looking table!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It is beautiful Jane! I love your sofa/loveseat and that coffee table! Love it!

Lou Cinda