Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Breakfast Nook Update


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Well, The painting and tweaking continues.

Today I have been working on more changes in the dining room.

I’m not ready to share those changes yet, but I have pretty much finished the breakfast nook.


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I repainted the fireplace a light grey.


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I like it okay.

The paint has a little more of a worn appearance than what is showing up in the photos.

I also decided to paint the table.

Originally it was stained and did appear to be original to the table.

Which I admit, gave me pause before doing it.

I have this thing about painting over old original finishes.

I don’t like to do it at all.

But this space needed the table to be lighter.

The table was too dark for the look I was wanting.

So, I took a deep breath and went to work painting over it.

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For the top I used an old plain burlap sack and antique basket.

I really like the simplicity of that.

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I changed out the display in the corner.

I put my ladder and old quilt there and to add in a little white I also placed an old feed sack.

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I don’t really care for the crock I have sitting on the hanging scale.

I’m going to have to keep an eye out for something else to go there.

I also did a little changing to the inside of the cabinet.

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Across the back of the top shelf, I hung a couple of white feed sacks to try to lighten it up in there.

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Then I decided to add in some white ironstone pieces and my Pig Cookie Jar and S&P shakers.

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I think I need to paint over the lamp and change out the light shade.

To be honest, I had never noticed that needed to be done until I see these photos.

For some reason the song from Sesame Street comes to mind…

“Which one of these things are not like the others?  Which one of these things doesn’t belong?”


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I would love to hear any suggestions you may have to add in more of the “Farmhouse” feel.

It hard to sometimes to see changes that need to be done when it is your own house.

Just like the lamp…

When you see something everyday, you stop seeing it.

Does that make any sense?

Any way, suggestions and comments are always Welcome.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me.

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Take Care and Talk Soon!



Robyn ♥ said...

I'm really liking your fireplace! Looks great!
You are really going to town with the paint brush, gives me some inspiration!! :)
Have a great one!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful redo!
Prim Blessings

jennifer768 said...

Love the color of the fireplace.You are a busy lady.Hugs,Jen

Becki said...

Hi Tammy - Everything looks light and refreshing. I think you are heading in the right direction, not that I am an expert or anything. When I think of farmhouse, I think of the things that my grandparents had around them, what they used. Hope that helps.

Blessings ~ Becki

Felicia said...

I like the fireplace better this color. Everything else looks so pretty too.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Tammy. Everything looks really pretty. I love primitives and always love to see how they are put together. Fireplace looks great and love the butterchurn..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Tammy, love your new look, great idea having the burlap feedsack on the table, with the basket, it looks awesome!!! I have really been thinking of getting some burlap curtains for my kitchen. I have a weakness for curtain. he he
Love all of your decor.

Trace4J said...

Love the whole look.
Very farmhouse cozy.
Woolie hugs

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

It looks great! Nice and cosy.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

So much eye candy - thanks for sharing Tam!

bettyj said...

You are inspired! Had any offers on the house? Not one here. Did have a couple of showings. One said it was too small although it was only 6 minutes from his job.lol I have decided if it doesn't sell I am going to make some changes.

Annesphamily said...

Oh your home is just precious because of your loving hand and decorative touch! Always fun to see you here.