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 french country 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
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