Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's a Spring Thing (I Think)!

Greetings, friends!

Welcome to our "Spring" breakfast area (even though it's in the brisk 40's outside ... blech), where I've made a few, fun changes!

While "Miss Bessie" (the cowhide rug) decided she'd had enough of the wear and tear on her while resting under the table and moved on over to our quieter sitting room, I think the most noticeable change is the addition of a new farmhouse bench! 

I've become a big fan of buying furniture "au naturale" and then painting it to match our decor.  Once my sweet hubs put the bench together, I gave the legs and frame two coats of Annie Sloane's "Pure White," layer of clear wax and then stained the top Minwax Dark Walnut and Red Oak.  I love how it adds to the French Country feel in here!

I'm not *quite* done with it though ... I'll soon be adding a cushion to the top covered in this pretty, checked fabric: 

I think (**hope**) the fabric it will tie in nicely with the panels, bamboo shades and parsons chairs.

Back on the table, I added a simple Spring vignette:

I started with one of my favorite wire trays from Pottery Barn ...

added another one of our cute bunnies from Pier One (that I gave a little burlap collar):

along with a glass apothecary filled with a few delicious *faux* green apples (yum), and ...

of course, added a vase full of *faux* fragrant tulips (thank you, Big Lots)! 

Annnd, well, *what* Spring vignette is complete without a stack of dishes,  colorful napkin and pile o' spoons ... as if we're about to enjoy a fabulous cold treat on a warm, Spring day!  (But, because Mother Nature has declared it still Winter here, that cold treat will have to wait!)  Boooo.

I also added a bit of bling to our chandie, since I don't need it anymore in the sitting room (can't wait to share what I did in there):

The bling chain is from Pottery Barn, and these lengthy *pretties* are actually Christmas ornaments that I simply hung from each arm:

And, there ya' have it ... our Spring breakfast room trapped in Winter!  If you are one of the fortunate ones to actually be warmer Spring temps, would you *please* send them our way?  Thank you!

And, as always, thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up with:

Savvy Southern Style/WUW

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

Love the bench, Becca! It goes so well with your table. The cushion will look great in that fabric. We are having the same chill here, although I think it is supposed to hit the low 50's by the weekend. Fingers crossed. : )

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

Looking good, Miss Becca. You know I love that fabric.

Connie said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty . . . I love your light and airy Spring room. Beautiful!
Happy Easter.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Carol said... Reply To This Comment

Well, it looks like Spring even if it doesn't feel like it! Your vignette is lovely, and I love the bench -- gonna be perfecto with that fabric! I would gladly send you some of our weather which is getting warmer by the day!


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Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

I love the bling on the chande, it was the first thing I noticed. Very pretty!

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

It looks really great, Becca...from the new bench, to the table setting, to the fabric choice. You did a wonderful job pulling Spring into your room! xo Diana

Rosemary and Thyme said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful space you have created Becca. It is lovely and so cozy and inviting. You both did an amazing job with that furniture. I love the check fabric too. Lovely spring vignette too. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I am now following you. I hope you can follow back. Happy Easter..

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Love that farmhouse bench...I remember many years ago how popular they were and glad to see them having a "comeback" the fabric and you did a great job on the finish of the bench...just love all of your Spring touches on a cold day!...I just love that room...well, love the whole house for that matter!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said... Reply To This Comment

Looking good Becca...nice job on that bench. Happy Easter!!


Gee Singh Newbanks said... Reply To This Comment

I like!!!Am a big fan of naked furniture myself. You get to customize.
The check fabric is luvly Was just going to say, "Kim would approve' Hahahaaa, but I see she beat me to the punch.
Hugs, Gee

PS... can send you some sunshine, but today I awoke to 33*F... wind chill making it 30. Hello North Central Florida here!! Old Man Winter is not wanting to let go.

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

I left a comment then it disappeared??? I LOVE your bench, you did a great job. The fabric is perfect. I love Buffalo check on anything. Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter, becca. XO, Pinky

Anita said... Reply To This Comment

Oh so pretty, and I LOVE the pink tulips! Brilliant to use christmas ornaments!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty Becca! Love your bench and the fabric pattern is fantastic!
Hope you have a great week!!!

Shannon Fox said... Reply To This Comment

Looking lovely Miss B! Every time I visit, I so admire those curtains. The new bench is cute too ;)

Happy Spring.
We had rain today, if it makes you feel any better.

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful, Becca! The bench is perfect! Happy Easter!

Stacey said... Reply To This Comment

I love the bench! It is bro & sis in law have been wanting a bench...I am going to tell them to check yours out! Everything looks so always you are AAAMMMAAAZZZIIINNN...LOL! So creative using those Christmas ornaments!!! We are so ready for spring, too...hope warm temps show up soon!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, This room is gorgeous!!!! Loving the bench too! Have a Happy Spring : )

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

Becaa,you have transformed this space to perfection. I love the muted soft colors. Your bench looks amazing. The chandelier is so pretty, I love all of it!!

Have a Happy Easter! XO ~Liz

Little-Hat said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely gorgeous!


Christine Vandormolen said... Reply To This Comment

Love your nook and everything in it and on

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

Everything looks beautiful and the new bench is fabulous! The fabric will be perfect! :-)

pam {simple details} said... Reply To This Comment

Such a pretty look for your bench, and the buffalo check will be fabulous! What a lovely room, Becca!

Suzy Handgraaf said... Reply To This Comment

That bench is perfect in there, Becca and I love the paint job that you gave it. Such a pretty eating area. I'd love to have a place just like that!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, what a lovely and inviting breakfast room! I just love that you buy pieces and paint them.
The bench with a buffalo check cushion will looks BEAUTIFUL!
So pretty any time of the year... especially Spring!!!!
Happy Easter!

Jennifer O'Brien said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca! I love the bench, great job. Happy Easter! Jen @ City Farmhouse

The Tablescaper said... Reply To This Comment

Oh sooo pretty!

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- The Tablescaper

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, the bench is a great addition and I totally love the check fabric. Love your room and the vignette is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Debbie Henderson said... Reply To This Comment

I love love love the whole spring feel here. Everything is so pretty and fresh.

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi beautiful Becca! Oh, your breakfast looks so pretty. Love your bench and how you've painted it to match your table perfectly. The fabric will look so pretty too. Your vignette is so sweet. I won't tell you it's been about 74' here today! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh Becca I love that bench...but the fabric is what really makes my heart beat fast. :o) Love those checks!

Gentel McKenney said... Reply To This Comment

Where are your table, chairs and bench from?? This is the exact look I am going for in my dining room!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty, Becca! Love the farmhouse bench.

Eclectically Vintage said... Reply To This Comment

Oh how I love this! From the table to the curtains to the fun accessories - what time should I be there for dinner? (I'll bring the wine)!

dng925 said... Reply To This Comment

Where are those curtains from? I love them!!

Erin Holden said... Reply To This Comment

Please tell me where you got the curtains,I am in love!
I have been searching everywhere

j.dozh said... Reply To This Comment

Hi. Did you post where you go those curtains from? Im looking for a pair exactly like that. I would so appreciate that information!

The Fair Family Times said... Reply To This Comment

Where did you get your curtains? I love them!!

Ashlee T said... Reply To This Comment

Where did you find your curtains? I love them! I don't usually comment- so here's my email address:!