Monday, November 8, 2010

Breakfast Room Before and After


Here are some good pictures of what our breakfast room looked like before I painted the kitchen cabinets.  I apologize for how dark all the pictures seem.




The curtains were actually tablecloths cut in half and pinned up to create the v effect.  I loved these, but since the kitchen was getting such a big face lift, I couldn't leave this side of the room out!  I got the rug from Pottery Barn years ago, and it has been great!




I love the look of mismatched chairs at the table.  It is such a quirky look, and I love anything quirky!  However, most of the chairs were found at flea markets or estate sales and they weren't in the best condition.  I really feared for people to sit in them sometimes.  How tragic would that be, if someone sat down and tumbled to the ground!!?  So, I was on the hunt for some fabulous chairs!



I think the new chairs are a showstopper!!!  I purchase these chairs at Weir's furniture store.  If you live around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area you have heard of Weir's!  It is a Christian family owned store and everything they have is to die for!











I took down my beloved curtains and opted for bamboo shades instead.  We found these at Lowe'sWe lined them with white privacy liners, which was very easy to do, and hung them up!  I think it gives the kitchen a more updated and cleaner look.




I still have a lot of red touches in here, but I tried to add more white.  I really wanted a less cluttered look and adding white and taking away some color is a good start.  My father painted that picture for me years ago!  He took some items around my kitchen and set them up and started painted!  Sometimes, I am just amazed at the things he can do!  I took a dingy looking frame and dry brushed it red.






I have mentioned it before, but in case you missed that post, this is NOT real beadboard!!!  It is actually wallpaper made to look like it.  It came in several colors, so it is not the paintable kind.  One day, my man says he will put real beadboard up for me, and I am patiently waiting!




O.k, I don't know why I am showing you this!  I told you I giggled the whole time I had my picture taken!  I couldn't help myself.  I just thought the table and flowers looked pretty.  So ignore the crazy red hair sitting at the table!




 Here is a shot looking in from the kitchen.  I just love how it all has turned out!


64 comments:

  1. Hi Erin, I love your kitchen and breakfast room and can't wait to paint my kitchen cabinets too! We are in the process of doing all the walls and ceilings in the little home we just bought so the cabinets are in the plans but just not yet. I've been saving ideas on how I want the cabinets to look so I was very happy to find your beautiful blog. I have bought similar shades and never thought of lining them. I will have to figure out how to do that before I hang them. I plan on putting them in my living room as well as the kitchen and dining area. I will look through your blog first to see if you have written a "how to" on lining the shades. Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  2. I love this room!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Love your style!

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  3. the kitchen and breakfeast area are as lovely as you truly is beautiful area

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  4. This is fabulous!! I really love the bamboo too, it's perfect for that area, they really stand out so beautifully (did I spell that right :)) Hope you have a wonerful day!
    XO
    Kristin

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  5. Hi there~
    I love how your kitchen turned out!!! Love the shelves above the windows- I used to have shelves above my french doors and I LOVED it! The white looks great in there too- Stopping by from Kristins :)

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  6. i love your room! i love the pops of red! you did an awesome job on your makeover!!!

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  7. I love the new shades. I liked the tablecloth idea as well, but I have to agree the bamboo shades are a more updated look. Looks like a dream kitchen to me!

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  8. Love your kitchen and breakfast room. Those chairs are just like my yellow ones in my breakfast room. I love your green ones. The blinds look great and love the finish on that hutch.

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  9. It's the perfect little country kitchen and you should be proud of yourself. I'm so glad I found your blog because it is just full of inspiration. We also have the Love of God, 15 year relationship, and 2 kiddos in common : )

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  10. Hi! I'm just coming over from Kristin's party and OH MY GOODNESS! At first I thought I was looking at your inspiration photos from a magazine until I realized that this was your actual "after" photo! It is so gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job and I can't wait to look through the rest of your lovely blog! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. I'm a new follower now!

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  11. Thank you so much for linking up this beautiful room to my party. I know everyone will enjoy seeing it.

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  12. i love your kitchen so much. It's so warm and inviting - and just perfect.

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  13. Beautiful transformation. The room looks so fresh and updated, plus bright and cheery. I can understand why you love it.
    My best- Diane

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  14. What a gorgeous room!! I LOVE the chairs!!

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  15. What a wonderful room! Love the blinds and the rug. The new chairs are really pretty too. My granite looks really similar to yours. Did you happen to paint your cabinets? I'd love to know what shade you used. I want to paint ours so badly and I'm trying to find a white to go nicely with the granite.

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  16. Your kitchen is stunning and your new chairs are exquisite. I love the color, design and the rush seats. Perfect. Such a gorgeous room. Hugs, Marty

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  17. I love your Granite counter tops. May I know the name and where to buy?

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  18. So cute! Love the transformation. I have that same southern living tray on your counter and I must say that I have been inspired to use it differently now!

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  19. Your kitchen is amazing!!!! Love the green chairs!!!

    Jennifer

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  20. Ooh! Can I just say that I have a crush on your kitchen too!!!

    Happy new follower!!!
    Jennifer

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  21. Love your new chairs and the bamboo shades. But I really love that table too...it's got such a pretty shape.

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  22. I decided I needed to follow too...too much good stuff here to miss out on. Now, I'm going to go through your old posts. Love the kitchen too.

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  23. Hi Erin...your breakfast room rocks! I love love love those chairs. I mean I really love those chairs! Did I mention I love your chairs?? Anyhow, you look fab in your pictures too...I don't take good pics, only when my 4 year old takes them for me?! wha? anyhow, great job. Stacey

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  24. Well this certainly is one of my favs...I just love everything about it!

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  25. Great transformation! The chairs are showstoppers! Love the color! Great choices!

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  26. Great transformation. Love everything about it.

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  27. It looks fabulous!! I completely love it. Great job indeed!

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  28. I LOVE your kitchen! And, the new chairs are the crowning touch! I've wanted Country French chairs for awhile now ... just haven't found exactly what I want. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm off to tour more of your home ... I'm a new follower ... yay! (And, by the way ... LOVE your beautiful hair!) Take care, Becca

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  29. What a great transformation! I LOVE those chairs! We live in OKC and I'm going to look up Weir's. We go to Dallas quite often.
    You did a beautiful job!

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  30. Do you mind me asking what furniture company your chairs are made by?

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  31. What a truly lovely home you have! I love the touches of red and the mismatched chairs.
    Brenda

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  32. That is more gorgeous than words can say... I love this sooo much!

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  33. It looks beautiful, I love the updated look! I thought it was really nice before too though... you've got great taste!!

    Tania

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  34. Hi there~ I am so glad you joined Feathered Nest Friday and shared this gorgeous kitchen!! I love so many things about it-the colors, the furniture, the windows... it is absolutely beautiful!! :)

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  35. What a beautiful redo!! Love it!

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  36. I agree, beautiful!!! Looks straight out of a magazine... ;)

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  37. WOW!! That is beautiful! Should be in a magazine. Gorgeous. :)

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  38. What a great transformation!! I think your kitchen updates look wonderful. I just updated our kitchen with similar colors and am lovin' it!!
    Enjoy your new room!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  39. Amazing, I came over from Kim's. Your room is all grown up! Looks wonderful.

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  40. Visiting from Kim's. Your kitchen is beautiful! Love your decorating style! Happy to be your newest follower!!
    Wendy

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  41. What a beautiful kitchen!! Can I have the china hutch? It is so shabby chic. OK, totally random comment...I noticed we have the same faucet, is the sprayer not heavy on this thing? I am afraid I am going to drop it and break something in my sink one day. :)

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  42. Your kitchen is absolutely adorable! Love your style! Just discovered you from Kim at SSS!

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  43. Love your kitchen! I'm a new follower!!

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  44. I LOVE the bamboo shades and new green chairs! I hung some plates in the breakfast room and changed some things..will have to show you..you INSPIRE me!

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  45. Your breakfast room is so lovely. Love the new chairs & what a treasure to have a sweet painting done by your father. Super nice job! I'm new to your blog & can see it will be fun.
    CAS

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  46. Not only is your re-do beautiful but you are too. I am also going to be a new follower. I love your style so much. Again, you are so beautiful and love your silly giggling at the table, that is exactly how I feel when having my picture taken.

    Thank you for sharing and THANKS to Kim for pointing you out. ♥

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  47. I love your dining do over! It is right up my alley....
    Penny

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  48. WOW! You should be proud Erin! What a fabulous makeover. I love that old chippy hutch and the new chairs are wonderful!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  49. erin, nice to meet you! I love your kitchen, so pretty and cozy.

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  50. Erin, are sure that you don't have 2 different dogs?????????? I have never seen a dog change so much! I hope she gets better. Joy

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  51. What a difference! so much brighter... LOVE it!!!

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  52. I will be signing up as your newest follower right after I finish this comment. I love-love-love your makeover. The before looked good, but the after is fabulous. I like mismatched chairs, too, but those green ones really add a great punch of color. I'm on the hunt for new chairs and I'd love to find a set like those! I would love for you to join my link party at http://firstadream.blogspot.com/

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  53. What a lovely room!
    I could sit in here for days!
    I am so glad you stopped by so I could see it (and get some ideas!!)
    Yeah, so, you can still trim the living room bamboo shades to match these in here, only you'll need a bigger clipper/trimmer thingy that I have!
    I love your red hair (can I ask you if it's yours? And if it isn't, can I have the name, so I can have it, too!? It's gorgeous!!)
    I say what I think and ask too many questions, sorry!
    HUGS to you!
    I am your new friend!
    :)
    ~Leslie

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  54. Beautiful!

    We love Wier's too! It's my favorite furniture shop in the area.

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  55. What paint color is your kitchen/breakfast room? I love the color and would like to use it in my house. Thanks!

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  56. Erin,
    Your kitchen and eating area are absolutely delightful!!! You have given me an idea for my eating area, maybe I should put up shades like yours with a shelf above it. I love what your kitchen eating area looked like before the change, but the after is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  57. I love this room so much! Love those chairs with the table...defiintely a great mix! Thanks for linking up!

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  58. I featured this over on Mod Mix Monday. Such a great room in such a great house!

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  59. HI there. May I ask what color you painted/stained your table and chairs with? That is EXACTLY the color I want my breakfast nook furniture to be painted. Thank you.

    Chelle
    http://accordingtostats.blogspot.com/

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  60. What a gorgeous room, Thank you so much for linking up this beautiful room. I know everyone will enjoy seeing it.Fire Engine Kids Bed

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  61. What a difference! so much brighter... I love this room so much.leather beds in London

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