The New French Country Breakfast Room Reveal

8.04.2014

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend. We did and I was on the go, go, go. Are you ready to see the new paint color in the breakfast room? Well, actually the kitchen is the new color, too since it is all one big room, but today we are concentrating on just the breakfast room.

I am loving the fresher brighter color. I used the left over paint from the guest room makeover so this project was free! The paint is French Canvas by Benjamin Moore paints. Actually the guest bath was painted with this paint, too.




I created this comparison so you could see how yellow the old paint color was. The old is Frappe by Benjamin Moore, and I did love it, but once I saw the French Canvas I knew it would brighten up this room.
Do you see how the old hay forks are hung? Let's look closer.

Have I told y'all that Mr. Savvy has some brilliant ideas sometimes. Not always, but sometimes and this is one of those brilliant times. I told him we needed to figure out how to hang these hay forks and I also wanted to use the antlers if I could and he said why not use the antlers as a brace. Brilliant, I tell ya and I love this!

The fork end is hung with a nail and floral wire and the other end is the roe deer antlers holding up the handle.

I better watch out or he will be taking over this blog. :)

While I was taking down the curtain rod in order to paint I dropped one of the end finials and it broke in a million pieces. I went to Lowes to see if I could get a mate, but no such luck so I bought two new ends. Well, they didn't really fit, but that man of mine made them work. He wrapped tape around the screws and forced them in the ends and voila! Yep, he did it again. I'm still loving the shorter curtains.

Instead of hanging the copper molds between the arches going into the great room, I just hung a few over the window.





Fresh Georgia peaches fill and ironstone casserole on the table.

Dried lavender fills an old enamelware pitcher from France.







Definitely more French farm house now.


I sure hope y'all have a wonderful week!

If you missed the cafe curtains DIY no sew post you can see it here.

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72 comments:

  1. I agree about Mr. Savvy's idea ... brilliant! I love how y'all hung the hay forks! The new paint color looks wonderful, and the cafe curtains are fabulous!

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  2. I love the new lighter colour. I painted my dining-room in a very similar colour a few weeks ago, though the dining-room is not ready for reveal now... I guess it means the colour is very French indeed, then?

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  3. Beautiful! Ready for a cuppa coffee?

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  4. Ditto! That's a brilliant idea! The changes look beautiful!

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  5. It's beautiful, Kim! The hay forks look amazing! Maybe Mr. Savvy should start his own blog and call it "Mr. Savvy Southern Style." : }

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  6. Let's just say, Mr. Savvy learned from the best!! Love how the cafe curtains allow the leaded glass window to show off.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Hey Kim, want to ask you what is the difference between Chalk Paint and Milk Paint?
    Also which ones do you recommend? I bought C'C's Montana Blue at the Green Bean in Freehome.
    Have you ever used any of her products?

    Just wondering there is so much out there, wanted to see if you had an opinion one way or the other on those paints and do you use any of the finishing products they sell?

    Hope you have a wonderful week!!

    Leslie

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    1. Milk paint is a powder and has to be mixed with water. It usually chips and peels depending on what wood you paint it on or you can mix it with the bonding agent so it doesn't peel. Chalk paint is pre mixed and thicker and you just paint it on without any sanding or priming first. I have tried a sample of CC's, but mostly use Annie Sloan since I already have several cans and samples here.

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  8. That Mr. Savvy is a genius!....I can see now how there will be lots of things being hung by antlers now!!...I love the new look of the breakfast room...and definitely more French Country/vs. Country Farmhouse...love the "french country colors" too !!! Love it all!!

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  9. After I saw your post on the French Canvas paint the first time, I painted my entire living, dining, breakfast, kitchen and hall areas with it. I was SO GLAD to get rid of the yellow. It just looked ugly and dirty compared to the FC. In my home, the new paint takes on hues of green and grey...LOVE IT!
    Janet

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    1. Lucky you!! I want to paint everything with it, too. Next time the main area gets painted it will most likely be the FC. It is so pretty.

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  10. I love the new color, it is so light and bright. Great idea with the anglers too.

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  11. Beautiful Kim.....love the cafe curtains....so chic!

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  12. Love the new color roo!!! BRILLIANT using the entlers!!!

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  13. Beautiful! I can see that French Canvas needs to be on my "paint list" for the farmhouse! ...and I STILL love the fact that Mr. Savvy made the cafe curtains. :)

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  14. Love the new look Kim! Isn't it great to have such a handy Hubby! Love the color! Xo Kathy@The Daily Nest

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  15. Love. Love. Love. Beautiful new changes, great job! :)

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  16. It turned out wonderful. I love that color and in my next house I will be moving away from yellow walls to a more neutral color. I will have to see if French Canvas will work.

    Love the café curtains and the copper molds above the window. The pitch forks look great hanging from the antlers!

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  17. Kim, just when your decor seems it can't get any better... you come up with brilliant changes! LOVE the new look and the very smart way you hung your french pitch forks!!!! Beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful ... you make it seem effortless.

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  19. Omigosh, I had that table when we had our house in Galveston. It was a garage sale find that I loved and have regretted not keeping. Your new look is fresh and clean and I love the hay forks.

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    1. This is a 16th or 17th century French farm table that I bought in France last year.

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  20. I like the brighter paint color and I always love seeing the yellow chairs.

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  21. Gotta love our hubbies...they do come up with some great ideas! Kuddos to Mr. Savvy...love the way the antlers look! The whole room looks beautiful Kim!

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  22. Kim, how do you do it? How do you come up with so many beautiful changes on a regular basis? I've loved every single project you've ever done but this breakfast area takes the cake. The new curtains show off that amazing window so much better. The new paint color is fresh and pretty. The way you and Mr. Savvy hung the pitch forks is brilliant! I absolutely love it!

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  23. When do you sleep? Love how light the room feels, and now I want a peach.

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  24. Everything looks beautiful as always!

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  25. Absolutely love the new look!! I always love the decorating you do and think it can't be any better when you say you are making changes--but it always is!

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  26. Everything looks beautiful as always!

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  27. :) Luv the cafe curtains and the way the hay forks are hung. That Mr. Savvy has some good ideas .

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  28. I like this blog for so many varied reasons. It's a pleasure to find in my "blogbox" .

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  29. Oh my gosh, you two are quite the team! So pretty and fresh!

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  30. What a nice change..love the bright feel of it...you always do a fab job..and the curtains look great...tell your husband he is amazing...

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  31. So beautiful!!! The new shorter cafe curtains look so pretty and I love your hay forks hung with the antlers!!!! I picked up a hay fork a couple of weeks ago but haven't decided for sure where I am going to hang it yet. I am leaning towards over the chalkboard in the kitchen :o)
    Have a great week!!!
    ~Des

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  32. Gorgeous Kim. Just gorgeous. Love it all and that color is so pretty and bright. I can see why you love it. Everything looks so bright and fresh. Cudo's to Mr. Savvy. Like I always say we have to love these men of ours that have tools and know how to use them LOL! Mr. Savvy is a keeper.
    Kris

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  33. I love the new look and have made a note of the colour for the new house - when we find it!

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  34. Looks amazing Kim, love the wall decor, Mr. Savvy is smart!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. Love the new color! Not as yellow...it is softer! and the hay forks...those are indeed cool....
    The copper molds over the window bring something more to the window....
    overall, lovely!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  36. Love the new wall color...hanging the hay rakes on antlers was brilliant......love the shorter curtains and you can now see the pretty window above that I never saw before!!! The yellow chairs remain my favorite and the vignette is perfect...also really like the copper molds, nice touch. I never cared for the painting that was on the wall before, the new items make more sense. What fun you are having!!!

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  37. I t looks gorgeous Kim. Love the way you hung the hay forks with the antlers. Mr Savvy is becoming quite the decorator.Helps to have a great teacher!

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  38. Beautiful room, color scheme and decor!

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  39. love the new look, the curtains really show off that great leaded glass window you have, and I'm eyeballing your great lantern!

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  40. Looks great! I like the brighter feel. And, I love that table! You better watch out... I think he is making his move to take over. ;) blessings ~ tanna
    ps 2.8lbs in a week.

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  41. Love those frenchy colors - the reds and the yellows. They pop so beautifully against the new paint color. You've done it again with your special touch and vision for the finished product.

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  42. Kim this is my favorite to date!! I LOVE the red checked cafe curtains. I always love that look, it looks so cozy, fresh and inviting to me. Tell Mr. KUDOS for a brilliant idea!!

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  43. Watch out for that Mr. Savvy! Love the French look and paint color!
    -Shelley

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  44. The make-over looks beautiful. I love the whole look it is comfortable and so inviting. I hope you enjoy every minute in your new breakfast room. Blessings, Catherine

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  45. Ha! I laughed about Mr. Savvy taking over your blog!!! :) It looks GREAT.

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  46. You two are the perfect team! Love the new bright room.

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  47. It looks so beautiful! I love the lighter paint color and that table is just gorgeous.

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  48. I love the new lighter look, especially the yellow on those chairs!
    Judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  49. ADORE this room!!! I'd sit here all day long, sipping cafe au lait and nibbling on a croissant, so very French, no? Our colours and patterns and fabrics are very similar, Kim, I guess, that's what draws me to this bright and pretty space. Kudos on picking out the perfect colour!! Enjoy!

    Poppy

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  50. Love, love, love! The room looks wonderful! pinned :)

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  51. I love it Kim, all of it! It really looks so French Farmhouse now!

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  52. It all looks so fresh and bright! I love the changes. I think the hay forks look fantastic the way they are hung with the antlers. Mr. Savvy has really been earning his keep! You have given me an idea to check out French Canvas as a possible color to paint my living room /dining room.

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  53. Amazing that Mr. Savvy! That was a genius idea I tell you. I like the curtains too Kim. It shows off that pretty window of yours! Looks fab and the color is cheery and really pops the decor!

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  54. I love it, love it, love it Kim!! I want to paint my walls so badly but with all the other projects going on it's not in the budget right now. Your room looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Vanessa

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  55. Love that table and the contrast of the yellow chairs.

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  56. Love the new color Kim! So pretty.
    Kristi

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  57. Kim, it all looks great. You and Mr. Savvy make a super team. '-)

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  58. Your room looks so pretty, Kim! The antlers were such a fun idea!

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  59. Love the cafe length curtains!
    Beautiful dining room!!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Suzanne

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  60. I love how this turned out, Kim! I think I need to get some hay forks and I'm definitely crushing on the cafe curtains! Beautiful!

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  61. Looked beautiful before but even more gorgeous now! Love those hay forks! Love all the French going on in your home!

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  62. I'm lovin' the lighter, brighter look! Hanging the hay forks with the antlers is genius!

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  63. I am so far behind I don't think I will ever get caught up!! Love this new look. I'll try to remember French Canvas. Love the color.

    Brilliant idea using the antlers!! Love it!

    I also like your new ride. I am tellin' ya...an SUV came in handy when we made the move to the little apartment! Missed having one a few years. Had a Chevy Blazer for a long time, then went to sedan. So happy when we decided on the Acadia! Room for shopping goodies and Molly, too!

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  64. Years ago I clipped a photo from a magazine of my dream kitchen. Your new breakfast nook looks just like it! Beautiful job!
    Karee

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  65. I just love those hay forks on the wall Kim!!!! Fantastic change!

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