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Friday, September 21, 2012

Breakfast Area Gets A New Look

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TGIF, everyone ... hope you all have fun plans for the weekend!
 
Recently, we finished a mini-facelift to our breakfast area (you're shocked, I'm sure).  My goal?  To create more of a "French Country" feel.
 
So, here is what our breakfast area looked like this time last year:


Annnd, here it is today!  First, our walls were painted Manchester Tan.  Then, we added a new farmhouse table ... beautiful French Country chairs that I painted (AS Pure White) and stained the seats (Walnut).  We also lowered the chandelier.  A new rug was in order, too.  I love the one that Karianne (from her fabulous blog, Thistlewood Farm) has in her kitchen, and she was kind enough to share where she bought it (Home Decorators) ... thanks again, Karianne! 



I later decided to add "Bessie Mae" (from our dining room) on top of the new rug.

 
We also added microfiber parsons chairs to the heads of the table for added interest, along with French down pillows (from Home Goods).  Annnd, I simply couldn't resist the beautiful fabric that you now see framing the windows.  Afterall, it *does* tie in nicely with the chairs and pillows ... right, right??
 
 
We also had fun with the dry bar, too, by adding beadboard to the backsplash:



A few Fall embellishments were in order, too:


 
 
We're really enjoying the new look!  Eventually, we plan on adding two more French Country chairs OR a bench ... decisions, decisions! 
 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by ... have a great weekend!

I'm linking up with:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
Kristen's Creations/Share Your Creations
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
2805/Potpourri Party
Thrifty Decor Chick/Before and After Party
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party

 
Becca


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81 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh la la Becca!!! Tres adorable!
Bessie Mae looks quite at home in her new locale as well.
Just beautiful.. the entire thing.
Cheers, Gee

Allyson Pecilunas said...

So pretty, Becca!! It looks amazing! I love the slip covered chairs on the ends. You never disappoint!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Becca, it looks gorgeous. I love the changes and your accessories are so perfect. Beautiful transformation. Love those new chairs. Hugs, Marty

Debbie @ Fine Point Creations said...

You definitely achieved a "French Country" look. It's beautiful!

Gail said...

It's gorgeous Becca! Love the French Country look.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Becca! Your changes have certainly given this area a new look. Love the beadboard. I'd love to see about doing that for our backsplash once we get a new countertop. How are you liking a rectangular table after having a round one? I remember when we went the other way {rectangular to round}; it took me a little while to get used to it.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, LOVE IT!!! You have done French Country in such a beautiful way. That rug is awesome; and the beadboard is such a nice touch! As always, it all looks beautiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Becca. A bench would look great.

testblog said...

Love it! Can you share where the drapery fabric is from?

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love your updates. Your centerpiece is so pretty too!

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Becca it's very pretty. Your dry bar is lovely.

Judy said...

it is stunning becca! i would love to come by for a glass of wine (or tea) and just stare at your beautiful home. it all looks so cozy and inviting.

isn't this weather great! i can't believe tomorrow is the first day of fall but i'm soooo ready for it!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love it all, Becca! So pretty, but I expect nothing less from you :)

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Do a bench! They are so versatile. Mine goes all over the house :)

Flawless as always. You have the touch Becca :)

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Do a bench! They are so versatile. Mine goes all over the house :)

Flawless as always. You have the touch Becca :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Becca! It looks gorgeous, love all the changes! Your new table and chairs are beautiful and I love the pillows you got from HG. Hummm.. guess I'll be making a trip there this weekend:)
Beautiful job as always my friend!

CAS said...

It looks truly beautiful, Becca! Love the new table & chairs, & yes, you absolutely had to have those new drapes!

CAS

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it's gorgeous Becca! Love the makeover.
OXXO
Kristin

Jane said...

Love it, love it, love it....every bit of it!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Sorry, missed where you bought the drapes or material???

Vintage Street Designs said...

Just Beautiful...love the new curtains and the slip cover chairs with pillows! Comfy! :)

Val said...

I completely love your style.

Maria Elena said...

Becca, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the new look! The table and chairs are beautiful and the fabrics are so pretty! I have also been thinking of adding two more chairs to our breakfast table. It seems "unfinished" with just four! :)
Your home is stunning! Enjoy your weekend!

Jeannette said...

Morning Becca! I thought it was gorgeous before and now I don't have new words to describe the after so I'll say DOUBLE GORGEOUS. Everytime you change something in your home you just amaze me - you have just the right decorator's touch!!! (I know we aren't supposed to use so many exclamation points - can't help it when I visit you!)lol Again - Gorgeous!!!!
Sincerely, Jeannette

Jeannette said...

Morning Becca! I thought it was gorgeous before and now I don't have new words to describe the after so I'll say DOUBLE GORGEOUS. Everytime you change something in your home you just amaze me - you have just the right decorator's touch!!! (I know we aren't supposed to use so many exclamation points - can't help it when I visit you!)lol Again - Gorgeous!!!!
Sincerely, Jeannette

Margaret said...

Becca it looks fabulous, gorgeous, amazing...I could go on and on. Wow! I love everything you did. I notice you even painted your roosters white...great choice. Love all the white accessories, makes everything blend well together without overwhelming. Congratulations!!

MyCrE8TiVeInSpIr8tIoN@aol.co said...

Hey Becca! Love it all! Tell me about the curtains. Did you buy new (where) or did you stencil design on? Thanks, Deanna

Stacey said...

BEAUTIFUL...Oh my goodness girl you did a wonderful job on the chairs & everything else just looks wonderful. I love the parson's chairs, the curtains...EVERYTHING! i love your style!

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful ~ as usual! I love the curtains, the pillows and "Bessie". Enjoy!

xo
Pat

Jeannette said...

sorry Becca! I guess I liked it so much I hit publish twice!lol

Enjoy your weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Jeannette said...

sorry Becca! I guess I liked it so much I hit publish twice!lol

Enjoy your weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Jemsmom said...

Love, love, love,love,love!!!!!! I knew I saw beadboard in a teaser post! Ha!!! It looks great, Becca and you have to tell me where you you got the fabric for the curtains!! It is divine!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

You have such great taste and style! I love the curtain panels! And go for the bench!! I think it will be so charming and really add to the french country look.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Becca,
Love all the new things that you have done here. You are for sure geeting the look that you are going for.

Blessings,
Linda

Jeanette said...

Looks terrific Becca! Love the pillows! xoxo

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Becca,
Well, I thought your breakfast area was beautiful before, but wow, I am loving the new dining table and chairs. It looks very French. Of course, I always love how you accessorize your rooms, and love the centerpiece and candles. XO ~Liz

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Becca: Love the new look. French Country is such a pretty style you can do alot or a little of new touches and it looks perfect. Really pretty..Happy Weekend..Judy

Cricket said...

BEAUTIFUL!! When I win that old lottery one day I am going to fly you and your family out for a few weeks just so you can decorate my house...LOL And then once a year after that for llittle tweaks and changes!!

Jill said...

Really beautiful! You definitely have a magic touch!

Charlene said...

Everything is soooooooooo pretty! LOVE the granite you have. Those colors are so great! I want granite added to my kitchen. Just did the bathroom & now... I want more! Thanks for sharing.
Charlene

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Becca it looks amazing! You totally rocked it out girlie and it all seems so light and bright with wonderful, charming details. Well done my friend!
Vanessa

Maggie Perez said...

Hi Becca I found you on Liz Blog from Savvy Seasons and just am admiring your style. You do some beautiful decorating! I am your new follower now and will love for you to follow me back at http://onepinkchic-n-herdecor.blogspot.com/
Also i'm giving away some fall goodies if you will like to enter your more then welcome! Blessing and Happy Fall Maggie

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Becca, it's perfect! It looked good before, but now, it's a show stopper! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW Becca your kitchen area looks AWESOME. I love everything about it. Such a pretty makeover and so warm and inviting for the season.

Kelly said...

What a fantastic new look! I love the lighter colors and the gorgeous patterned draperies. They add the perfect touch to the room.

Jody and Stan said...

Just found your blog and it's so inspirational. Love it.
What a fantastic French Country look. New Follower.

Jody

Designs By Pinky said...

I didn't think this area could get better but WOW and WOW!! LOVE the new drapes and the chairs and the table...........love it AL! Happy Fall!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Sherry said...

Oh my word! Your were successful! Love this rug. Great makeover!
Sherry

Jennifer said...

Beautiful makeover!

chateau chic said...

Love your breakfast room makeover. It looks so fresh and beautiful with all your lovely touches!
Mary Alice

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a wonderful and welcoming space. I love the color of the cabinets and your sweet touches really make the area sparkle.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

That looks great! I am going to get 'brave' and try long paneled curtains in my kitchen, too - maybe....
-Trish

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

It looks so bright and fresh! Love that beadboard on the sideboard and the white chairs ... and the drapes! So many beautiful touches!

:)

Linda

Ellora Drinnen said...

So Pretty!!!! I'm in the process of making over our dining room table and chairs and hoping it turns out to look much like your set! Beautiful breakfast nook!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the new look of the breakfast room...from the table and chairs to the rug and paint....beautiful!...and I so love that you placed breadboard on the backsplash of the cabinet...great idea...Everything looks so stunning!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

It looks beautiful! I love your pillows, curtains and white pottery. The entire area is so welcoming!

Angela

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Love love love your diningroom!! Everything looks so pretty and fresh!! I'm now following!! =) Deanna

Danielle Carroll said...

I just found your blog and love your taste in decor! It's exactly what I was looking for! I'm a new home owner and have drawn a lot of inspiration from you :)

Thanks!

Rooms by Ann said...

Hi Becca, It turned out just gorgeous. I love the curtains.

Sarah S. said...

Saw this on pinterest and looove your curtains. Did you buy them already done or did you purchase the fabric? Would love to find out where you purchased them from. Beautiful!

Lynette said...

I would also love to know where you bought the curtains/fabric. I have been looking at buying some curtains like that from Ballard but simply cannot afford it. I desperately want to know where you got it.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Becca, what a wonderful transformation. Love the new paint, and the furniture makes such a huge difference. Just gorgeous!!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Your breakfast area is so pretty!! I love it. Thanks for sharing….I'm so inspired. Found you through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your breakfast room looks wonderful Becca! I never realized that we both had an "Eat" sign in between the long curtain panels. Also, I've always wanted to change my white blinds to wood roman shades like yours. hehe. We changed our rectangular table to a round one(opposite of what you did) over a year ago, but our breakfast room is much smaller. I love the farmhouse table with all the accessories. Looks great! Wonderful job.

Roisin said...

the room looks very, very nice. Did you make the box holding your centerpiece on the table. Wish you had a closeup of it. It looks neat.
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

scrapfancy said...

Becca, Love the color of your cabinets and wondering what is the color or where you purchased???? Thanks. Love the whole look & rug.

Jen Jenkins said...

Please dish about the curtains! I want to do something similar, but everything i've found is way expensive.

Jen Jenkins said...

Please dish about the curtains! I want to do something similar, but everything i've found is way expensive.

Michelle Brunner said...

Hi Becca! I adore your taste also! Could you please share where you got the curtains or material? I have been looking EVERYWHERE for the perfect curtains and these are exactly what I am looking for:) Thanks!

-Michelle

Round The Clock Mom said...

This looks so gorgeous!! Would you mind sharing where you got the curtain fabric...we are making some changes in our home and these are so perfect!

Amanda said...

The room looks awesome!! Where did you find those curtains?

Allison said...

Seems like the popular comment but those curtains, I love them & need them!! Please share where you got them or how you made them. Thank you!!

Countrymouse said...

love this room. I am dying to paint my formal cherry dining room chairs white. My husband would truly kill me. I love the curtains. where did you get them?

tricia said...

I love the room! Where did you find the curtains?

3 Girls and a Daddy said...

I love the curtains...please tell us where you found that fabric! Thx

3 Girls and a Daddy said...

I love the curtains...please tell us where you found that fabric! Thx

Alfa said...

I looooove your curtains! Just a quick question... How long are your curtains? I'm looking to make some that look just like yours and wanted some guidance! Anything helps! Thanks!

Amy Scruggs said...

Where did you find your fabric for the curtains. Please let me know!!!

LIFE = LOVE ♥ said...

Where did you get those curtains? HomeGoods? I love!! Please email me: east.allison@gmail.com

Blessings :)

April Brown said...

Can you tell us where you got the curtains? Love them!!