Monday, April 19, 2010

Armoire Vignette

We have a little nook in the family room that is meant for built-ins.  We have big plans to build a cabinet this summer.  In the meantime our old pine armoire that we have had  for years holds our TV and stuff.  I bought a set of for cane back french style chairs off of Craigslist last year.  Two flank each side of the armoire. 

I have played around with styling the top, but just haven't been happy with anything.  I saw a room on Rate My Space that gave me inspiration.  So off to Michael's I went.  I found three moss covered balls to use, but nothing to set them on.  Target had some cream colored ceramic candlesticks that I liked.  Jackpot!  I had a plan.

And I loved it!  I wanted a simple but bold statement in the space.

I added a pillow for the back of the chair and used the Imperial Dragonfly fabric for lumbar pillows to add a pop of color to them.

This basket was purchased at a local hospice thrift store for $3!  It holds my ever growing collection of Southern Living and Traditional Home.  Can you see the little dings and blemishes on the armoire?  It is pretty beat up from the kids rolling toys into it over the years.  I love every mark!

I hope you enjoyed a peek inside my family room.  It is constantly evolving with my family.  We have big plans that I can't wait to see fall into place.

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Shelia said...

Hi Lacy! I've loved seeing your pretty room! Now I want to see more.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lori E said...

My armoire is almost identical. I have a fake plant hanging over one side and two wire chickens on the other side. I had to stand them up on empty boxes though or they would disappear into the empty space on the top.

xinex said...

Very pretty, Lacy! I love the dragonfly pillows too....Christine

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I LOVE your colors here with the tones of the wood! Beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The armoire is lovely with the chairs beside it. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the three moss balls on the top. Most often I tend to overdo the tops of things and then they just look top heavy and crowded. This is just perfect. So simple and so pretty. I need to remember this. Great idea to use the candlesticks too. It looks lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Jamie said...

This is beautiful!!

Stacey said...

Love it! It has a little mix of modern with the three moss balls and the rest is traditional. Your fabric choices are amazing!