I would like to share how my breakfast room has transformed over the last few months. The room never looked bad, but it just needed to be freshened up a bit. Just like we need to be freshened up a bit from time to time. The wall color stayed the same since I just painted it a few years ago. Oh, how I wish I had pictures of my original walls. Just picture wallpaper with a white background with shades of rose to plum and light blue to dark blue flowery things all over the walls.That was what I liked when we built the house in 1995. Oh, the jewel tones were the thing. In fact, I saw the wallpaper in a model home and loved it so I had to have it in my kitchen. Of course over the years styles change and so did my taste.
After going and looking at home tours and seeing all the new colors in these show homes I quickly fell in love with the greens, brick reds, yellows and blacks and started incorporating these colors into our home. This was over years of time. I found the green wall color I wanted in the kitchen and went to work. I used Benjamin Moore rosemary sprig. I even liked the name of the paint color. Oh, this looked so much better than that wallpaper.
This is the before picture with the new paint color.
The chairs to this table were originally a blue almost a teal. I painted them black and distressed them.
We have had this table and chairs since 1980. Still in very good shape. Solid maple butcher block top farm table which I loved and used a very long time.
This hutch belonged to Mr. Savvy's mother. It was just a brown wood color and I painted it red. I took the glass out of the doors and add chicken wire and fabric. I have some of my rooster collection on top.
This is the window treatment that we have had for many years. We actually bought this custom treatment at
a local flea market and it was the perfect size. We got such a great deal on it. You can see some of the transom window above the window treatment. The way I had this hung was really drawing the eye down and was taking away from the transom.
Then a few months ago I found a new spot in the house for the red hutch so I could turn the table this way. I always felt it should be turned this way, but I had to work with the red hutch. I love it turned this way. Then I was sitting there one day looking at a French Country book by Charles Faudree and saw how he used a bench at the table. I thought, hey I have a bench and tried it and it worked. O.k. now it is looking better. This table is really small when we have anyone over to eat and really no room for serving pieces on the table. So one day while out shopping I found a table and chairs I thought would be perfect in my breakfast room. I got all excited until I looked at the price tag. I left and knew that table and chairs would not be mine.
Then one day I received a mailer from that store and everything in the store was ON SALE up to 40%!!
I thought well, that table and chairs has probably been sold or it is only 10% off. I gave them a call and asked if they still had the farm house table and chairs and they DID! Oh, I was getting excited. I asked how much is it on sale for and it was 40% off!! Oh me oh my! Now all I have to do is ask Mr. Savvy if we can get a new table and chairs. How would I pull this off?? I gave him a call and in my sweetest voice I said you know our anniversary that is coming up in February. A big one. #35!! Well, since we aren't going on a trip do you think we could get a table and chairs I have had my eye on and now is on SALE?! He then said o.k. and I was so excited! Now I know a lot of you want jewelry or a trip or something for your anniversary, but give me something for the house and I am in hog heaven!! Here are some pictures of my new breakfast room.
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