I’m back today to share some updates that have been going on in our breakfast nook. We’ve made a decent amount of progress since we last shared what was going on in the room and things have really changed from the time that we moved in.
Below, you can see how the space looked before we touched it. The paint colors were very bright and the room just needed some general updates. We added a couple coats of paint (Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter), as well as finding a new to us dining table, but there was still a lot to be desired.
One thing that made a big impact was to change the lighting in the room. We added this black chandelier, which we love for it’s simple style. I’m not crazy about the light bulbs that are currently in place, but once we find something we like, that will be an easy fix.
We also painted all of our trim and doors white and hit the old hardware up with some of Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
For decor, I added two plain old windows to the wall. One was from my grandmother’s home and the other was given to me by my lovely sister. I love that both of these windows have a bit of sentimental meaning, even though they don’t match each other perfectly. Plus, we can add seasonal wreaths or family photos if we decide we want to dress them up a bit.
I always enjoy adding a little freshness with flowers, especially when they are as beautiful as these hydrangeas!
Here’s my little staging/photography helper.
Our breakfast nook is really coming along and we are so happy with how it is turning out, even though the progress may be a bit slow.
There are a few more items on our to-do list, like redoing the flooring and replacing the chairs. (We decided to go with the Henriksdal from Ikea, but have yet to make the two hour drive to get them. Thanks to everyone who weighed in, both in the comments and on Facebook.)