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Monday, March 12, 2012

Our Family Room


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The weather was beautiful here yesterday and we had a wonderful afternoon with the girls at the playground. It was the first time we had really taken Lola and she loved it. I also got a few more projects finished up including painting an armoire. I haven't photographed it yet but hopefully will at some point this week. Anyway, I thought I would show you the coffee table that I painted last week. It really lightens up the room!


Here is a photo of the coffee table from this fall. You can't really tell in this photo but the top of it was all scratched up. I had things strategically placed on the top of it to hide all the damaged spots.



I also switched the rug and placed it going the other way. Before it was running in length from the sofa to the opposite wall.

And now the length goes from the chairs to the kitchen area. I have no idea why I didn't do that years ago. It's hard to tell in photos but it looks so much better! I nagged the boys (Jon, Jason and Jason's best friend Jake who was here visiting) for days to help me switch it but they were not interested at all in helping. I am pretty sure they categorized this as one of my "projects" that did not seem worth it. So, finally the other morning Lillie, Lola and I did it. Well, actually Lola wasn't a whole lot of help but Lillie is turning into quite the little helper. I was quite proud of the fact that the girls and I got all of the furniture off (the coffee table weighs a TON) and got the rug moved and then everything put back on again. Especially because I think it looks so much better now. However, Jon didn't even notice it after I changed it and tried to get him to guess what was different in the room when he got home from work was so I can see why the boys weren't too keen on moving it. I think I may be alone in thinking it made that much of a difference. Oh well! I do have to say, although he may not have noticed the rug change he does love the new look of the coffee table!
 


We often get e-mails asking if we have a TV and if so where is it? Well, yes, we most definitely do have a TV, and here is a picture of where it is. I never show this side of the wall because it is so boring but I have promised a few people I would try to take a picture of it next time I took photos of our family room so here it is. I really want to paint the TV console too but it will probably be a while before I get to that. I have several other projects ahead of that on my list.

 
And yes, one of the knobs is missing on the coffee table. I knew it was around somewhere and I finally found it last night in Lillie's closet. I have no idea how it ended up there but at least now I can put it back on!


I also wanted to introduce another new Reagan Pillow! This one is made from a summery plaid fabric and has a cream ruffle. It has just been fully stocked in our shop!



I hope you all have a wonderful Monday! I will be back tomorrow with a step by step on how I transformed the coffee table.



41 comments:

  1. Love how your table turned out. It's amazing how much it changes up the room. The blues in your new Reagan pillow are perfect for spring - reminds me of Robins' eggs.

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  2. Happy Monday :)
    The room looks beautiful! The new color on the coffee table is lovely. Just the right touch of color, to make it pop. I love all the touches of spring in the room. Your style is exquisite! You have a true gift. You inspire me.
    Have a wonderful week! Enjoy!! Hugs.

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  3. Jennifer, the painted table did make a huge difference and love the rug change. It fits much better that way. Such a pretty room.

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  4. Gorgeous room, the coffee table looks amazing and I love the rug changed also. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Your coffee table turned out great. It completely changed the room. The whole living room is beautiful.
    Can't wait to see more.

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  6. Love it! The new color makes a big impact.

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  7. The coffee table looks great. I have been thinking of doing the same thing to a coffee table and side table in my living room. A little affraid to take the plunge. What paint and paint color did you use and any special techniques?

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    1. Thank you so much! I used Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. I showed a step-by-step process in today's post.

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  8. The entire room looks so fresh and ready for spring. The rug is very beautiful not matter which way you have it. I love how it warms your room up. Can you give us more information on the rug? I would like to find something similar for our house.

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    1. Hi Kyla - Jenni got the rug at Pottery Barn about 4 or 5 years ago.

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  9. Funny, Jon sounds like my husband when it comes to noticing things I do around the house. The room looks beautiful with the coffee table transformation.
    Laura

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  10. I love the lighter look to the coffee table and the new rug orientation!

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  11. The living room is often the hub of our house, and nowadays it is just as likely to involve the cooking area as well.

    Property Management

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  12. I love the new look of the coffee table! Crazy how just changing that makes the entire room look different!

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  13. Jenni, the coffee table looks great. I like it so much better than the black in your home!

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  14. Love the changes! I'm always doing something and my hubby is great at noticing...that's a nice thing...
    Lorraine

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  15. Everything is absolutely beautiful!!! I wish that I were as creative. Happy Monday!

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  16. Wow, it doesn't even look like the same coffee table, i love the new paint job, it totally brightens things up. And, I know,... men get so "over" us moving things around... if i can physically do it myself, i usually will, because sometimes, as you know, you end up putting things right back the way they were after you try something new... sooooo, that doesn't go over too well! Looks like you and Lillie did a great job, and i like the rug turned that way much better too!

    Cindy

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  17. What a transformation! I love how the table turned out. Great job!!

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  18. You are a genius. Everything you do is super & you have changed the room with the turn of a rug & lighter coffee table. I think it looked great before & now it looks unbelievable. Good job to you & your daughters.

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  19. I really like how you did your table. I have wanted to try this too, so I look forward to your instructions. I also think men do not have an eye for details like we do. Your rug does look better because all of your seating is now has their fronts on it. Very nice. And the pillow is gorgeous. Love the pop of color. If my budget allowed....

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  20. This looks beautiful. I do the same thing. I want to move things around for a long time, and then once I do, I cannot figure out why I didn't do it sooner.

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  21. Where did you get those moss covered spheres? Love them!

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    1. Hi - Jenni got some of them at a store called Savvy here in Williamsburg and made the rest.

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    2. Thanks. I will see if the have an online shop.Barbara

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  22. I love how the lighter color completely changes the look of the room! I'm feeling a coffee table do in my future now...

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  23. So beautiful! I love the wreath on the mirror and window! How did you mount it so it looks nice from the outside? Everything is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Aimee! I used those 3M command strip things to hang that wreath (and most of the wreaths in our home). They work great!

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  24. I love the new coffee table but am a fan of the black one too. Rug does look good..looked good before too! You just have great taste no matter what you do! LOVE the blog! Melissa

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  25. Love the coffee table and how it turned out..The rug is beautiful..Too funny on the missing knob and where ya found it..Have a great night..

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  26. Gorgeous, Jenni! You did a beautiful job on the coffee table. Now if only you lived closer to me I'd have you help me with our home. Your home is pure perfection. Hope you have had a lovely Monday. Love the new plaid pillow!

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  27. I love the new paint job on the table! I have to ask though, how did you strip all of the black paint off of the top of the table? It looks like you stained the top...I would love to do this to my black coffee table (that I painted black a few years ago), it really brightens up your room!

    Keep up the great work--your blog is such an inspiration!

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    1. Hi Meg - you can find all of that information in todays post: http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/coffee-table-step-by-step.html

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  28. That table turned out so good. I have one I may tackle too. Thanks for the inspiration,

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  29. This is such a beautiful room Jennifer, love the coffee table makeover!

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  30. Your family room looks great, Jennifer, and I think you're right the rug does seem better that way...it has to do with the width of the sofa or something. Hope you're having a good week so far :)

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  31. Hi Jennifer! I was just reading my weekly Houzz email and saw your beautiful home in one of the pieces! I love your style and see it all the time as regular reader. Fun to see you featured on Houzz!!

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  32. Hi,

    Can you email me at Nhendershot82@yahoo.com I am interested in knowing where you got your chair and chair covers as well as the curtain and curtain rods as well at the ottoman.

    Thanks so much I am in the process of making my living room more storage and kid friendly with the family on the way

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    1. The curtain and curtain rods are from JCPenney's and you can find the rest of the information here: http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/p/our-house.html under the Family Room section.

      Have a blessed week!

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  33. Hi Jennifer
    Love love the white wing back chairs. I noticed they are from Lee Industries, did you purchase them directly from Lee Ind. or from a store that carries the brand? We're they expensive? I've been looking for 2 chairs that r very similar to this style!

    Thank you
    Liz

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    1. Hello Liz! I purchased them from Savvy in Williamsburg during a half off sale. Even at half off they were still a HUGE splurge for us. I have been thrilled with them, though and if I could afford more Lee pieces I would have them throughout my home. =)

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