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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sitting Room Changes ... Again

Greetings, friends!  

I hope you are enjoying the holiday week and have fun plans with family and friends to look forward to in a few days!

Here in the Southeast, we are ready to say goodbye to the DAYS of rain that we've had!  I'm pretty sure that is what has caused me to mess around in our sitting room and make a few unplanned changes.  

BEFORE:


AFTER:  Can you spot the differences?


I decided that our bookcase needed a little bit of "oomph," so I washed it with a mixture of CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist and Simply White.  I then added a fun, French fabric to the back of the bookcase for a bit of interest and contrast:


I love how the accent pieces pop against it:


The fabric even pulls out the gray in the shell, too:


I then added a small starburst mirror (from Ballard) to the front of the bookcase for a bit of interest:


And, when I replaced this coffee table (from Pottery Barn) in our great room (I'll share all the changes in there soon), I decided to try it out in our sitting room, but not before giving it a little facelift.  

BEFORE:


AFTER:  See what a couple of coats of Annie Sloane's "Pure White" can do?


Of course, you know I couldn't resist distressing it just a tad:



While I still envision 4 chairs in my little "Mom cave," I'll enjoy this look until I find just what I'm looking for (wish me luck)!


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  And, hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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47 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Spotted the fabric and the coffee table switch right away. The fabric in the back is wonderful. Hmmm... was toying with the idea of doing fabric in the back of my china cabinet, and now it's a def go!
As always , I luv your tweaking :-) YES... we are so over the days of rain already. made me redo my living room as well. Now I am eyeballing the sun room. With paint brush in hand.
Happy 4th to you and yours.
Big hugs.
Gee

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the added fabric in the back and the table looks so much better. Doesn't even look like the same table. I think you are repainting things like moi. Maybe we were separated at birth. :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your room is very pretty and the fabric backing in the bookcase is a great idea. It really highlights your displays. I keep your bookcase cabinet in mind when I am stalking kijiji and craigslist. I would love to find a piece that would work like that. The table looks so refreshed now.

Kristie said...

That looks beautiful! So much inspiration.
Kristie

Anne said...

Looks like you and I had the same coffee table inspiration weekend!

LOL Love it, love the room, love the paper, love all the changes you made.

xox

Angela Ryder said...

Beautiful, Becca!! I love how small changes can create such a "pop"!! Excellent!~~Angela

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks gorgeous Becca and the fabric on the back of the bookcase is perfect! :-)
Vanessa

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room is so beautiful!! I really love the fabric you added to the back of your hutch! It looks wonderful!

Beth McCurdy said...

I think the coffee table is more in scale with the room. I love the change and the Ballard mirror adds some fun. I think that each room needs something a little different and interesting in it. Very pretty!!!!

Beth McCurdy said...

I think the coffee table is more in scale with the room. I love the change and the Ballard mirror adds some fun. I think that each room needs something a little different and interesting in it. Very pretty!!!!

Cristina Garay said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love the fabric on the back of the bookcase.

Blondie's Journal said...

I think the fabric in the hutch makes a big difference and all of your treasures really do pop! I also love the star burst mirror. This is such a pretty, cozy room, I would be spending a lot of relaxing time in it! :)

XO,
Jane

P.S. The coffee table is gorgeous...great job!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

Your sitting room is so beautiful Becca! Love all of the changes, the fabric, coffee table and the mirror it all looks so pretty together!

Vintage Street Designs said...

You added the PERFECT touch! Love the fabric backdrop and of-coarse I'm a fan of chalk paint. It just makes everything that much better! Beautiful!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have to say I noticed the changes right away...love how you backed the hutch...the fabric is perfect!..and love the table!...you made a couple of changes that transformed the room so beautifully!!...Great job as usual Becca!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun is this. I love the bookcase it looks amazing. Great fabric on the back and the coffee table is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Merlesworld said...

I do like white furniture makes everything light and airy and the lounge has slip covers so not so hard to keep clean.
Merle........

Petra said...

That fabric is really nice - I am wondering how you attached it to the back of your dresser? Thanks for great photos!

NanaDiana said...

Becca- I love the changes and spotted them both right away. That is one thing about white and simplicity- even the simplest of changes makes an impact. I love what you did in there. Looking sweet for summer! xo Diana

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Love the changes! It looked pretty before, but the fabric really makes the cabinet a stand out. I have those Ballard mirrors, and I love them.

I see that you're heading to Haven next month. Hope to catch up with you there :)

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Of course, I love it Becca! The gray fabric that you added to the back of the bookcase is perfect!

kgiorda said...

I love the room, but I really love the back of the bookcase! I am wondering, did you have to remove the back to do it?

Vesna said...

I have to admit that you are tireless in changes. And that I immediately recognized myself.:)
Change is really great, bookcase now looks phenomenal. Coffee table is so cute!
Hugs,
Vesna

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Cynthia said...

Becca,

Great changes I love them. The backdrop for the hutch is outstanding. You are amazing! I also love what you did with the table.

Cynthia

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Kelly said...

I love how that room looks! So bright and fresh and serene at the same time. The fabric you used on the back of the bookshelves makes ALL the difference. I love the coffee table makeover as well. I'm a huge fan of white paint. It can transform just about anything!

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Kathysue said...

Love the transformation, great additions to your already fresh and cozy room,
Kathysue

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow Becca! Your bookcase looks fantastic with the fabric in the back! It really makes a huge difference!Love the table too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE the fabric backing and that table looks fabulous!!

Maria Elena said...

Love, love all your changes, Becca! The table looks gorgeous!

reFresh reStyle said...

Beautiful!! I love it all :)
Debbie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becca, What a huge difference these little changes make!!!
The back of the hutch is absolutely spot on!!!!
Your room is a real decor gem!!!! Beautiful!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Becca, you know I have a love for French script. Your room looks great!

xoxo
Denyse

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Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

WOW. I want to move into your sitting room. I am glad I'll only be virtually invited to your lovely home, during the showcase, because I might not ever leave if I were actually invited inside :)

Carol said...

Love the changes, Becca, but I doubt that you really needed rainy days to do some "tweaking!" Just sayin'! The fabric background is perfect and truly does make everything inside just pop. I really like what you did with the coffee table, too. You certainly have "the gift" my friend!

Carol

Erin Taylor said...

I love your room and the changes that you made. The back of that hutch is so cool! I love the great dimension it gives it. Great job!

Kathryn said...

So absolutely Gorgeous-with-a-capital-G! That last picture especially looks like it could be straight out of the Ballard catalog! :) Love love LOVE it! (And thanks to your demo of the Pure White on the coffee table, I no longer am doubting my plans for the roadside-rescued dresser that I'm planning on making into a end-of-bed bench for our master bedroom)

Sue@pineapplehillinteriors said...

I love the fabic on the hutch!! So beautiful. What an awesome idea. The room looks so great.

Dale said...

I would love to know your wall color -- it's beautiful with the white accents. Gorgeous room!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So pretty Becca and I think that gray fabric is perfection. I love the script. I've thought about doing that to my living room shelves but haven't found the exact right fabric. You certainly did! Hope you find those 4 chairs soon. Would love to see how that looks. :o)

Lovilee ReDesign said...

Hi Becca, I LOVE what you did with the fabric! It definitely makes the accessories pop! I love the clean but elegant look of the room also...thanks for sharing.
Lezlie

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a GORGEOUS room - and that hutch is just fabulous with the French graphic fabric on the back - really really beautiful and something I must try!
Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on your feature at MUSOS..........
Most definitely your newest follower!
Hugs from Montreal,
Suzan

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Becca, it all looks beautiful. the coffee table is almost unrecognisable from the before photo. love ASCP pure white.
cheers Fiona

Shirley Arocho said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it! Can I move in?
:) Shirley