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Saturday, February 21, 2015

May The Road Rise Up to Meet You Sign Preview and Some Subtle Spring Touches to our Family Room

A couple of weeks ago we had a 70 degree day and it seemed like warmer spring weather was in the not too distant future so we started adding some spring like touches to our family room. Of course that turned out to be rather ironic seeing how the weather changed and this past week we've had snow and absolutely frigid temperature. School was out the entire week - ahhhh! 

So, this room has a mix of things - we added in some of our aqua colored pillows and moved the artwork to the mantel and added a few fresh flowers, but we kept the wool throw and the pom pom blanket as well as the knit pillows for now because it's so cold we still want to be able to cozy up in here. 

And we finally filled in this spot on the wall that's been bare for a while. We knew we wanted to put one of our signs there and now we have one that goes perfectly in here. And we love that it's an Irish quote as we have lots of Irish blood in us. My dad is 100% Irish.

Our new sign will be available this coming Thursday. You can check the listing out here. 

Source List:

Cabinet Color- Winter's Gate in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wall Color- Horizon in Eggshell by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore

May The Road Rise Up to Meet You Wooden Sign - Dear Lillie 
Sectional - IKEA
Knit Pillow - Soft Surroundings
Rest of Sofa Pillows - HomeGoods

Slipcovered Wingback Chairs by Fireplace - Savvy Home and Garden
Striped Pillows - made by my mom
Rug - HomeGoods
Blanket on Chair - HomeGoods
Pom Pom Blanket on Sofa - Soft Surroundings
Lamp - Joss and Main
Script Chairs - TJMaxx
Painted French Cabinet - makeover here
TV Console - Antique shop in Camden, SC about 8 years ago
Frames above chairs - tutorial here 
Drapery Panels - IKEA Ritva Panels
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 
Sconces - RH Baby and Child
Painting above Fireplace - HomeGoods

Blue Bottles on Fireplace - TJMaxx
Aqua Colored Pitcher - Joss and Main
Silver Vase - Target
Antlers - World Market 
Coffee Table - Pottery Barn about 8 years ago has since been stripped and restained and painted
Basket on Top of Coffee Table - Savvy Home and GardenRocking Horse - gift from my mom (from RH Baby and Child)
Painted French Cabinet - makeover here

All appliances are Whirlpool and were purchased at Lowe's during their Memorial Day Sale
Hood - Custom Built
Farmhouse Sink - Signature Hardware
Faucet - Wayfair
Backsplash - purchased from McKenzie Restoration (but just basic white subway tile that can be purchased pretty much anywhere) 
Counters - Honed Carrara Marble
Hardware - Home Depot (think they were by Martha Stewart) 
Runner - Gift from my mom (from Home Decorator's Collection)
Bar Height Stools - World Market
Mug Holder - World Market
Menu Chalkboard - Dear Lillie 
Flush Mount - Lowe's
Pendants - Birch Lane
Circular Mirror - gift from my sister, Dana (from Antique Farmhouse)
Metal Baskets - Joss and Main
Dishes - Emma Collection from Pottery Barn (wedding gifts)
Dishes - Mikasa
Canisters - wedding gift - Williams-Sonoma
Vase on Table - HomeGoods 
Marble Rolling Pin and Board - gift from my mother-in-law (from Sur La Table) 
Table - Pier 1 years ago and has since been painted in French Linen from Lady Butterbug
X Back Dining Chairs - IKEA
Slipcovered Dining Chairs - IKEA
Oversized Chalkboard - made by me, you can read more about it here
X Sideboard - made by me, you can read more about it here

Cereal Containers - World Market
Glass Jars - Some from HomeGoods and some from World Market
Wire Baskets - HomeGoods
Bottle Caddy - HomeGoods
Bottles - Mineral Water from Fresh Market 
Oversized Mason Jar - World Market
Crackle Bucket/Planter - Birch Lane
Striped Roman Shade in Window above Sink - made by me, you can read more about it here.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Your subtle signs are beautiful! You have such a pretty home and I love seeing all you have done. Have a wodnerful Saturday- xo Diana

  2. What is mantle color? And brick color? Did you paint the brick?

  3. What is mantle color? And brick color? Did you paint the brick?

    1. Hi - All the paint info can be found in today's post, and the bricks are whitewashed!

  4. This space is so gorgeous, loving the changes and the new sign. As I'm Irish, I'm interested to know whereabouts your Dad comes from?

  5. Jennifer,
    I recently ordered your "Irish Blessing" sign and it arrived today. I am absolutely delighted with it. It was packaged beautifully! We recently lost our grandson and at the funeral, the priest recited this blessing at the end of the service. When we got home, I saw you were offering it and I wanted to get it for our son and daughter-in-law. Thank you so much!!!! I really enjoy your blog and have enjoyed seeing the transformation of your home. God bless!!!!

  6. Jennifer, I recently ordered your "Irish Blessing" print. It arrived today and i am absolutely delighted. It was packaged so lovely. We recently lost our grandson and at the funeral the priest recited that blessing at the end of the service. When I got home, I saw you were offering that print. I decided to purchase it for our son and daughter-in-law as a remembrance. Thank you so much!!! I have enjoyed your blog and your transformation of your new home. It is just beautiful. God Bless!!!

  7. I love your spring touches! It's snowing here- for the fifth weekend in a row. Come on, spring! I love that you chose a sign with sentimental value for your home. It makes it all the more special!

  8. Where did you get the rug beneath the coffee table?

  9. I am so in love with your home! I am a little envious right now as I am staring at my muddy foot printed floor {doggies and little boys}. :)

  10. Beautiful as always!! Jennifer, how are the bar stools working out? I know you got bar height instead of counter height...are you still liking them? is it comfy for adults too? I love the look of them, but I have a counter height island and am afraid to pull the trigger. thanks so much, eileen

    1. Thank you! They are perfect for our children, and we find them comfortable for adults although there isn't really room to cross your legs (other than that we like the height). They probably would not be ideal for a taller person though.

  11. Love It!
    Where did you get those teal and white embroidered pillows on the couches? I'm in love!

  12. Where did you get the table/shelf your microwave is on?


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