Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Breakfast Nook Update {Way Back Wednesday}


Since starting this blog seven months ago, I realized there are several things I've mentioned along the way that I need to come back and update you on.  So, I'm starting a little series on Wednesdays where I'll go back and revisit something I neglected or forgot to give you more details on...hence the "Way Back Wednesday" title!


The last time I showed you my breakfast nook,  it looked like this and there were still several changes that I was contemplating. 




One was to switch my table and chairs around and recover the chair seats.  I had intended to order a black and white graphic fabric, but when I had leftover fabric from my dining room drapes I decided to save some pennies and just use what I had.  



Second, the loveseat got a new lumbar pillow cover.  The fabric is by P. Kaufmann 
and the pattern is "Slick".  I ordered it from fabric.com, although they appear to not have that color any more.



Third, I finally settled on some bamboo roman shades and ordered from Overstock.  The selection, prices, and size options were much better there than any local stores I looked at.  This window is about 110", larger than any single shade than I could get, so I (meaning Ray) mounted 3 close together outside the frame.  I'm happy with the outside mount because it cuts off very little of the view from the window. 




Fourth, I switched out my mirror, plates, and shutters for this botanical wall 
that I told you about here.  



So, here it is all together!





I think I'm officially calling this space d.o.n.e.  The only thing I still plan to do is mix up the table and chairs and swap out the table for the one I'm using in the dining room right now, but I'm waiting for my new dining room table to be fitted with a leaf.  Home decor at my house is like a row of dominoes...one thing leads to another! 


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25 comments:

  1. I love how the whole breakfast nook looks! Everything about it is wonderful, there isn't a thing I don't like about it! FAB!

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  2. So pretty! I love everything about it. I just switched our old white wooden blinds for bamboo shades from Overstock too and LOVE them! And your drapes are my favorite thing in the room...that fabric is fabulous!

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  3. I'm going to love Wednesdays!! You have a way with pattern, your mix is my favorite! I thought I missed you getting a new dining room table, can't wait!

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  4. I love seeing updates! Love the houndstooth fabric. Love the botannical prints. Still loving the curtains. Awesome job!

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  5. Well done! I love the large collection of botanical prints over the settee, and they go really well with the bolster pillow too:) I'm following you so I can keep up:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  6. You did a great job here, Jennifer. The botanicals make the space come alive - I love that you created a large piece of artwork using so many. I love woven shades - they add that natural element and look great with the sun shining through.

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  7. Love those curtains!!!!! Please share where you got them!!!

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    1. Hi Homefire! I don't have an e-mail for you so hopefully you'll check back...I made the curtain panels. The fabric is Waverly and the pattern is "Tucker Resist" in ebony. This is the sun and shade outdoor fabric, but I believe they also make it in a linen mix called "Williamsburg" I believe and it comes in several colors. Here's a link
      http://maryjos2.reachlocal.net/fabrics/ebony-sun-n-shade-coll

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  8. Wow what a great space! I love the colour palette and the beautiful fabrics. The framed botanical prints turned out fabulous and now give that wall such great height. Great Job:)

    Kathryn @ ourblissfulnest.blogspot.ca

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  9. Thanks for the info!! Love your blog! Not sure if I'm up to the task of sewing my own drapes yet :( but I'm going to save the info for inspirations for the future...

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  10. Your wall of botanicals is still one of my favorite things about this space. Love how it's all come together. Just beautiful, Jennifer!

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  11. Your color scheme is just great. A little black is just so elegant. I'm having a hard time deciding which version I like better, they both look perfect!

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  12. This is my second time visiting this post, I just love everything about it!

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  13. I absolutely love the changes. Love the botanical wall. I was thinking of putting some botanical prints in my dining room. After seeing yours I might just tackle that project.

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  14. I love your curtains in this room! Stop by and check out my home tour when you get a chance and tell me if you think they'd look cute in my living room!?! Cheers, MGal watchmediy.com

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  15. Over the top gorgeous! I love your botanical prints and the black chairs, table, well, everything!

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  16. That gallery wall of botanicals is perfect.

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  17. Very, very pretty. I'm in love with the fabric that you put on your chairs and the fabric that the new pillow is made with! I can sure relate to the domino effect when it comes to decorating your home. I'm your newest follower!

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  18. This is so fantastic. I just love it. I really love the wall of botanicals. Such a pretty space.

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  19. Jennifer, I am in love with your breakfast nook! So warm and cozy and the botanical prints look amazing.

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  20. Your nook looks so contemporary now- I love the botanical prints and graphic curtains.

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  21. The prints and the dining chairs are amazing.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  22. It's all so very pretty. I heard about your blog from Mary at The Decorative Dreamer & just had to pop over & see for myself, why she was so "high" on your site. With the first glimpse of today's post, I couldn't hit that "follow" button fast enough. So, yes, I'm your newest follower & now look forward to perusing more of your posts. Thanks so much for sharing.
    ~CAS~

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  23. Please share where you purchased your kitchen chairs and table. Thank you

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  24. BEAUTIFUL!!!! New follower from Birmingham, AL

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