Monday, January 30, 2012

Breakfast Nook

This is the breakfast nook at our first home. We always place our beloved pie safe in the breakfast area in all of our homes. I have always had a tough time decorating around it though.

Here it is at our last house. Again nothing to write home about.

And here it was just last week in our current home. I have never really shared pictures of our kitchen or breakfast nook because well they just were not all that exciting as you can see.

Here it is just a few days ago after Oldest knocked almost everything off the top of the pie safe. This is one of my keeping it real pics folks!;) Anyways, since that happened it started the whirlwind redesign of this space. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to get my decorating ideas flowing.

A few days ago HomeGoods had this fabulous little plate rack that I HAD to bring home. I was not sure where I was going to place it but again I HAD to bring it home!;) Good thing too cause I had the perfect spot for it right on top of the pie safe. Who knew!

I kept the little lamp and my little Gnomes. They are quirky like me so they had to stay.

Then I brought out some small white plates that I had purchased for the dinning room. I love the subtle design on them. They ended up being the only plates that would fit the piece.

Then I just added a few more small accessories. Nothing major but enough.

Next up came the side areas of the pie safe. I had this picture in my pile of things to take out and sell out at the cottage but I pulled it and placed it here and am so glad I did. It is perfect for this spot!

This is my favorite little spot! I next pulled out a few of my herb crates and hung them on the wall. It made a perfect spot to show case The Hubster's grandmothers rolling pin! I then had the stool just sitting in the guest room and pulled it out cause there needed to be something to fill the space. Placed a little greenery in the top herb crate as the final touch. I think it worked out perfectly!

Here is the whole picture! I would say much much better!
Before I go though let me share a few more touches to our breakfast area since I have never really taken you on a tour.

This here is my $10 brass chandy I purchased back when we first moved in. I painted it up and made it showcase worthy.

I love my little Welcome sign. It hangs by the back door.

I brought out the large cloche that I had made from our old foyer light fixture. It use to sit on the dining room table.

And I kept our blue backdoor that I had painted last summer. I was not sure about it but now I love it! I am still needing to make one more set of cafe curtains for this area and after that this area is done!
Thanx for stopping by! Hope your Monday is going well.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Antoinette's Reveal

About three weeks ago I shared a dresser that I had purchased to make over. Since then I have been sharing only sneak peeks of her!;) Well today Antoinette is ready to make her debut! She is all dolled up and ready for her new home!

I really love how she turned out. I used both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and CeCe Caldwell paint.

I decided to add a little something special to the sides. 

I kept her hardware because it was to me just to die for!

 She is truly a one of a kind piece now!

Here is a look at her before pic.

I am hoping Antoinette will find a loving home very soon! And Opps I had a wonderful FB pal point out to me that I put my handles on upside down. No worries they have been fixed!:)

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