Friday, September 21, 2012

Breakfast Area Gets A New Look

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