August 13, 2013

It Pays to be Patient



After almost three months of mostly patient waiting, we got our sectional two weeks ago. I've been so caught up in the tail end of summer, and let's be honest, lounging on said sectional, that I've not had time to show you guys.


You know when your husband asks you when you're going to blog again, that it's time to get the camera out. We ended up buying the Baldwin sectional from Ballard Designs. Y'all. I did a lot of research. This was a scary decision for me. I've been waiting years for this so I was so nervous that I might get it wrong. I didn't! We love it SO much. My Sweet Man said he wishes we had ordered it as soon as we moved in to this house. It's perfect for us.


My girl Maddie and I refinished this table this weekend using Milk Paint. Sorry Miss Mustard Seed, not a fan. Don't worry it's me, not you. I do love the way it came out though. I was a bit of a pain during the process but luckily my girl has a lot of Milk Paint experience, as well as a lot of neurotic Momma experience, so it all worked out great in the end.


Here's a view to show you overall how it works in the room. There are a few things that eventually need to be changed, the white curtain panels, we need a shorter coffee table, a colorful lamp and a bit more color on the pillows, but for now I'm content. Plus? Hello budget!


Did you notice how this beast is in every picture? There is no keeping the cats off the back of the sectional. For this reason, I keep a throw up there to try to contain the fur. Right this very minute there are two of them up there. Sometimes all three smoosh themselves up there. It's a veritable cat haven.


The lint roller has become my most used tool. But mostly I don't freak out about it. But then sometimes I do.


The view from my corner. Mine until Emma comes in the room or my Sweet Man comes home from work. It's the most popular spot in the house. I would let you sit there if you came over. I would give you a cozy throw, put Gilmore girls on the tv and encourage a cat to curl up in your lap. You would be asleep in 2.3 minutes. I'm already planning the hours I will spend there this Fall and Winter.


I love this room so much now. It's a long narrow awkward space but it feels just the way I imagined it would 2 1/2 years ago. And while I also wish we had ordered it then, the waiting was good for us. Patience pays off in dividends of gratitude.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful beautiful! I love the couch and all the accessories. The pediment and plates are just perfect.

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  2. You did good! It's a perfect fit for your space and for you and yours. Enjoy!
    xo~Jill

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  3. it's perfect, i adore it, and YES ... patience makes everything that much sweeter!! and when i come visit, i'll let you have your corner, cuz i prefer arms. ;)

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  4. I love your space. I love the light that shines in! Patience is one thing I need to work on!

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  5. Spectacular Jen. Definitely worth the wait. I may just knock on your door one day and ask to sit in that very spot. LOL...Don't worry the trip across country is just not in the budget right now. ;)

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  6. The whole room has come together beautifully, JJ!
    So peaceful and serene. So very you.
    BTW, watching Gilmore Girls right this very second. What are the chances?
    (Actually, the chances are probably pretty good.)

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  7. p.s. Stalking your Pinterest boards.
    Again.

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  8. Beautiful sofa . . . beautiful room . . . wonderful shade of green on the box on the coffee table . . . love the carving on the newel on the stairway.

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  9. That is one gorgeous sectional! It really looks invitingly comfy, too! Congrats!

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  10. it's is perfect. great choice!! i just love your cottage.

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  11. Sweet! that is so perfect! I'm dying to know what all you do on that drafting table.... enjoy, and those cats. it just looks so perfect.
    I too ordered some x-brand Milk paint and enjoyed, but still a fan of Miss Mustard Seed, just haven't needed to order any lately.
    Oh my, excuse me, I enjoyed your quiet peace on your new beauty of a sofa! enjoy!

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  12. Your house is looking so cozy, Jen. Love the sofa, love the...everything! Enjoy.

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. I love everything about it!!!! And the coffee table should stay;)

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  14. I love a good sectional! Love the plate arrangement above the TV! I might steal that idea!

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  15. It looks amazing in your space!! It's so fun to get something you love. I keep a drop cloth from lowes on mine and try to keep the cats off. It works well and it's easy to clean and put back on. Love your new couch!!

    ~Shanon

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  16. Love it and I would dye the curtains..soo budget friendly!

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  17. What a gorgeous space! Love it! Especially the plates over the TV and the sectional is very nice.

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  18. I love the room, too. It is really light and bright and so family friendly. Wonderful job, Jen- xo Diana

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  19. I really like the arrangement you have above the TV- Pintrest, seriously!

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  20. Thanks for the great review-I love Ballards! Sectional looks great...I would add a round coffee table, eventually and
    a colorful chair about where the architect's desk is. I like your reading chair in the corner,too. You have made this
    cottage your own and it is lovely! My favorite room is your craft room!

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  21. The sectional is perfect! And I just love the view of the front door - such a great color! The pediment and plates over the TV look so cool! Just a really pretty and comfortable space! ... Curious about you paint colors.

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  22. And I just found your paint colors ... thanks for sharing!

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  23. Such a charming and cozy room, Jen. The perfect room for daydreaming, napping, reading, watching "Once Upon A Time" (can't wait for it to come back on in the Fall) and hanging out with the family. Enjoy every second!

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  24. such a beautiful room Jen! each and every corner looks inviting.
    love the arrangement above the t.v. great job ♥

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  25. Love it! Oh I wish I was there now with a kitty cat in my lap.

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  26. It's perfect, as if it was always meant to be there. I can see that you'll be spending many cozy days & nights cuddled there this fall.

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  27. That is EXACTLY the sectional I want for our new build. I'm saving nickels and dimes.....What fabric did you choose? I'd like a washed denim, but I don't think they have one like that.....next choice is camel. So beautiful! Looks like it was meant to be in that room!

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  28. love the sectional.REALLY love what you did above the tv!

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  29. i love that last sentence jen. indeed, so true. i'm going to quote you know. :)

    the sectional looks perfect and makes me think that just maybe that will be our next sofa decision...a few more years with our current couch...but then just maybe :) we need more seating space in our family room.

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  31. dang it I just KNEW that a sectional was the answer to the long narrow room I have lived in for the last 5+ years! thanks for sharing - its a beauty!!!

    p.s... just found your blog, I live in Indy and love Gilmore Girls and our Colts, too!!!!

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  32. I'm curious as to how the sectional is holding up. I'm looking into buying this one for our new house and wondering how it holds up over time.

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