Well, kids, I believe it has been a week since I shared with you that I was ready to change out my breakfast room curtains. It was hard for me to make the decision to take them down because, as I mentioned, they were a labor of love. If you remember, though, I fell out of love almost as soon as they were hung. They look cheerier in this photo than in real life.
As you probably recall, I tried to make them work by seeing if a lighter color on the walls would help.
Agh..looking at this makes me want to gag.
A very good thing came out of that topless night: I realized how much I love the original color on my walls. So, I covered over my test paint area with the original color (SW Ivoire). This time, I managed to keep on all of my clothes. 😉
I am just tickled to death at the new look of my breakfast room! Now that it is all bright and cheery, the room finally lives up to its purpose, and I have a room that says “good morning”.
I’ve kept you waiting for a week…so without further ado…
I ended up going with these cafe valances and tiers by Better Homes & Gardens. I love everything about them; including the price!
Here’s a closer peek at the details. I kept hoping the wrinkles would just fall out. Looks like I will need to iron, or give them a little smoothing with Downy wrinkle releaser. That stuff works.
While I was at it, I went ahead a played around with the accessories and decor in this room; taking stuff out, bringing things in from other rooms, and making a few inexpensive purchases. Would you like to look around?
I brought this diy chalkboard in from the dining room. I wrote the winter phrase on there while it was still in the dining room. I plan to erase it and use the board for weekly menus.
To the right of the chalkboard and sunflowers, I hung this magnetic memo board that I just bought at Marshall’s HomeGoods a few weeks ago. You might remember me showing it to you then. Anyway, I just love it in the breakfast room.
I hung up the photos taken last Easter of my daughter and her cousins . The pictures couldn’t be more fitting for this room, and I love that they add a personal touch. I like to add sentimental decor whenever possible. Here’s a closer look at the “cousins in the chicken coop.”
That was the left wall of the room. Now, panning around to the back wall, I think the weathered wood accent table fits this wall space perfectly. It is sitting under a rooster picture I got for Christmas. I also set my little rooster bowl on top. I bought the table at Kirklands...hmmmmm, maybe this past summer and was using it in the living room. I want to add a lamp here, too. oooh, I just realized what lamp I can use! Love lightbulb moments!!
Now, looking around to the right… I sewed the pillow four years ago to go with the old curtains. So, after everything was hung and I realized the rooster pillow matched, he got to stay! I was so excited about that, y’all!
I set it in the corner of the window seat with one of my new treasures. Do you see it?
I bought the chicken wire caddy at Ross the other day. I really scored that day. I got this caddy, two lamp shades and a set of 3 white pitchers all for $32 and some change. Okay, let me get back on track. I’m tellin’ ya, I get so easily sidetracked that I must have ADD.
This sunshine plaque sits in the other corner of the window seat.
My Mom bought it for me as a house warming gift when we first moved into this house. She said it reminded her of me. Awwww.
Last on the tour is this wall art..
My in-laws bought it for me as a wedding gift after I had admired it in a shop in Old Town Spring. That was fourteen years ago. Here is a closer look at the Lord’s Prayer.
So intricate. It hangs on a small wall that divides the breakfast area from the kitchen. I’ll be showing you the kitchen soon.
Be sure to check back in two weeks when I reveal the vignette on the sideboard. I’m saving it for Debbiedoo’s Magazine copy cat challenge on the 23rd. I can’t wait to show it to you. It makes the room!
For now, I’ll leave with a side by side look at the breakfast room before and after.
Until next time,
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Newbie party @ Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Meet Me Monday @ Your Talking to Much