Breakfast room makeover-Part II

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great week end. I can’t believe another week is already starting and that it is already time to give another update on our breakfast room! Here it is…I felt I need to develop a better direction, so I went to Pinterest for inspiration. Knowing that I want to go with a light pallet, I clicked on my board labeled White and began pinning inspiring photos to a new board I created, called Breakfast room. You can take a look here. This exercise helped me clarify my direction.

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It reminded me of the direction I was taking in the Winchester Cottage, which was influenced by a farmhouse look.

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And this was definitely not cutting it…

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Even though the breakfast table and chairs were the same, in the Cottage, and the cabinet pictured here is similar in finish to the china cabinet in our new breakfast room, it did not evoke the same feel.

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As you might remember from last week’s update, the table got a new do to lighten things up.

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This week my assistant gave the table a good sanding to distress it and give it the look of being loved!

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Here is a close up after some sanding. You can see the layers popping through. I used two Martha Stewart colors; Bedford Gray as the base and Zinc on top. The white you see is the grout being exposed after sanding.

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After she clocked out, I gave the chairs a couple of coats of pure white paint.

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And that brings us to todays photo. Oh, I did add a pop of color with some new hydrangeas on top of the china cabinet. Winter can be so cold and long that a nice bit of spring color helps remind me that warm weather will be here before long.

Contrast the two rooms in daylight… I think things are definitely looking brighter… and a little more “Farm Housey”!

Have a great week and pick a project that you can do this week. Your home will love your for it!

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