Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Dry Bar

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a few short weeks away ?!  I can't ... where has this year gone ?!

I thought I'd share part of our breakfast area today.  Some of you may remember that I painted our dry bar this past summer ... it went from this:

To THIS (I painted one coat of Annie Sloane's Old White chalk paint, followed by two coats of Chateaux Grey).  I then distressed it a bit and waxed (clear).  I also removed the center, glass doors to allow for more of a display area.  Here it is dressed for Fall:

My white ceramic roo from Home Goods (last year), nestled on raffia and a glass cake stand:

I filled a cream soup tureen with a few Fall picks ... you can see the *Menu* chalkboard peeking through in the back that I created out of black poster board and chalkpaint markers:

Another one of the beautiful, handcrafted velvet pumpkins that I won in a giveaway hosted by a sweet blogging buddy, Lela:

Up above, the shelves have a few little pieces of Fall, too.  I recently bought the stainless "Give Us this Day our Daily Bread" piece from GoodWill for only $2!


And, you may have spied my new rooster prints that I found at Kirkland's earlier this Spring ... perfect for Fall!

Admittedly, though, I have to laugh because this area no longer looks as it does in the above pictures ... it has already been transformed for Christmas!  And, I look forward to sharing it all with you soon!

In the meantime, come on over and play at these fabulous parties:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Chrissy said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca, this turned out just beautifully. I have been wanting to paint by cherry cabinets in my kitchen and you have just given the right inspiration :)Now I just need to decide on a color?
Thanks so much for sharing,

Amy @MaisonDecor said... Reply To This Comment

It came out great Becca! I chalk painted all of my kitchen cabinets too.

Janette - The2Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

That is a beautiful transformation.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Love all your fall decor in this area. I am so glad you reminded me of what your cabinets look like in the chalk paint. I am going to paint over my black ones eventually because they are scratched up and the paint is just wearing off. So much for a furniture finish that the painter said they would have. Not.

Gina said... Reply To This Comment

Oh it looks beautiful! I love the tranformation of the cabinets. Paint can be amazing sometimes.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said... Reply To This Comment

Love love love it, but can't help but ask where is all the Christmas decor?!?! Just kidding... I know that's tomorrow post. ha ha

I love this time of year to decorate because the stores are so anxious to bring out the Christmas crap that now I can get all my fall decor crap for huge percentages off!!! Yeah.

Anne said... Reply To This Comment

gorgeous colour and I love the decor.

Sharing Shadymont said... Reply To This Comment

Your dry bar area looks fabulous! I have the same rooster pictures from Kirklands! Love that place!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome Becca! I love that cute little velvet pumpkin too. Cute roos of course, I would love those.

rachel@Acts of Life said... Reply To This Comment

Your cabinets looks great painted in the chalk paint! I wish we still lived in our own home (we are in military housing now) so I could paint my cabinets with chalk paint. The colors you used turned out so pretty! Love your white ceramic pumpkin and your velvet pumpkin! Mr. Rooster is looking good too. I am sure your Christmas decor looks just as nice.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

Haha, Becca! You are too much! I don't even want to deal with opening the Christmas bins up yet. I feel like I'm still just unpacking from the move! Love your dry sink area. You always put just the right amount of stuff in your displays; this is lovely!

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color of your cabinets and I like the granite choice, too! Your fall accents are beautiful.

No, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. Crazy, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing, lovely, as always! xo ~Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Becca that area looks gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE the look of those cabinets! Oh and lets not forget the beautiful displays too:) Martina

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! How beautiful your dry bar looks. Love the change of color and you've dressed her beautifully! Gotta love those Roos!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said... Reply To This Comment

LOL... couldn't hold out huh? I think many of us are not far behind you ;) It looks beautiful. Look forward to seeing Christmas at your place!

L said... Reply To This Comment

Love the new look. You know how to accessorize perfectly. =)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, what a great bar area!! Everything looks so festive!! (Even though you've put it away, now...LOL!) Love the rooster on the cake stand! Cute idea!! As always, you've perfected the art of styling!

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful but hey, bring on the Christmas pictures, it's not too soon!!!

Traci said... Reply To This Comment

It looks good! I don't know what's wrong with me this year. I STILL don't have fall decorations out. UGH!!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Your dry bar area looks great! I can't believe you decorated for Christmas already!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful area! Love the transformation of the cabinets and the great color you used! :)

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca- It is just beautiful. I love the makeover on your cabinets. It looks totally different than it did. I can't wait to see what you did with it for Christmas! xo Diana

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

Your bar area turned out beautifully! I adore that new color and distressed finish. That is one of my favorite chalk paint colors. I like how you've styled the area too. Can't wait to see how it looks decked out for Christmas.

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

It looks gorgeous Becca! Still can't believe how much it transformed it when you painted. Love how it looks like a piece of furniture and is that the same color you did on your island? Beautiful! Seriously love that you have it already decorated for Christmas. LOL! I have been holding myself back but since you started...well...you know how much I love to follow in your footsteps! :-)

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

i absolutely love the color of your cabinetry. it looks so nice!! great job!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Ok, have you repainted it for Christmas? ;-) Looks gorgeous now...I can only imagine how beautiful the Christmas decor is.


Kerry Rossow said... Reply To This Comment

I love your painted cabinets! I just nabbed some Louis chairs that I would love to chalk paint! Did you likey the Annie Sloan paint?
Thank you!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

You are SO talented! I just love what you have done and your ideas!

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

Ha!!! Only you post a Thanksgiving picture to inspire us all but already have it changed out! You are so funny! I can't wait to see your Christmas this year!!!!

MELANIE said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing transformation...great color choice and I love the new look.

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