Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Changes to the Breakfast Area

Hello everyone!

I've finally completed the changes to the breakfast area that I was working on.  Now, of course, I say that lightly.  I'm never REALLY done changing things around (as you already know).  But, as of today, this is how it looks.  LOL!


Remember I moved the checked drapes to my bedroom.  So, I decided to hang simple drop cloth panels in here.  I like them, but I'm still getting used to them.  I may try the burlap panels in here and then make a final decision.  


I painted the french doors the same grey color as my open cabinets.  Remember they were black.  

The large sign pictured above is on order from Antique Farmhouse.  When it arrives, I'm planning on hanging it above my french doors.  It measures the exact width of them.  My little Bon Appetit sign will go the consignment store.  I've had it for years and am ready for a change.


I moved the hanging fabric wall art to the other side of the french doors and repainted the interior door brown to match the rest of the house.


Filled a basket with some lavender bushes too.


So, now that I've removed some of the black out of my kitchen and replaced it with grey, it feels much lighter.  I'm still experimenting with different vignettes etc since I've made the color change.  I've had black in here for so long, it takes some getting used to!

Hope you all are having a great week so far.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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34 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, I love all of your changes! That sign is going to look amazing above your doors! Love that grey color, too! Everything is so pretty!

❀ JoAnne said...

I really like all of your changes, Kelly. I think that sign is amazing and will look really wonderful. You always inspire me to do more things around my home!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Looks great Kelly.I think painting your French doors gray was pure genius!! Always enjoy seeing what you are up to. Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice changes and love the sign your ordered.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm trying to remember the black you had, but I can tell it looks very light, airy and lovely! The drop cloth curtains are the nicest I've seen! I love the sign and your idea of having the lavender bush in the big basket. Does it need a lot of sun or do you just move it outdoors in the summer?

Looks great, Kelly!

XO,
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the changes, your breakfast area looks so good. The gray is lovely and I so agree, when I make changes, it really takes me a while to get used to it. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that just started. This is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

Kelly it looks great! I really admire those of you who change things up regularly. I'm so bad about getting something that I like and leaving it...like forever. :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty changes. The new sign will look amazing in it's new home.
Hugs, Gee

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, The changes are wonderful and I love the sign! It couldn't be more perfect for your home.
Hugs,
Sherry

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Looking good. I like your new sign that is coming!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Kelly! I love the new sign you ordered!

Olive said...

That sign is great. I love the drapes too Kelly. Our front yard is heavily landscaped but the rest of my plantings are selfishly about me. xo, Olive

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the changes...everything looks great!! Love the sign that you ordered too!!
hugs,
Cindy

Andrea said...

That sign will be perfect!! Great changes-such a cozy space

Deserae said...

Wow, you have been very busy!!! I love all the changes you have made.....everything looks so light and bright now!
~Des

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly. I like it really well. Love that new sign you are getting. It does look much lighter, will be proper for spring..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I love your changes and the sign is great! I see that darling little Boston! OH, I saw your bedroom feature over at your sister's blog! Congratulations!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rooms by Ann said...

Your changes look great.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I loved that big herb sign when I saw it! It is going to look so fabulous above your doors! The doors look so pretty painted gray! Your breakfast room is beautiful!!

Christine Vandormolen said...

I love your nook, the pillows, table, curtains...PINNING

Dorie said...

I'm loving the changes Kelly!! And that sign is really going to look fab!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The grey doors look great and really make sense since you changed the open cabinet colour. Your room is very pretty and the new large sign is going to look awesome. I bought a piece of pine to paint a large sign for over the door opening in our living room but I am stumped as to what word/words to paint on it.

Marissa said...

Kelly, you amaze me. I love it.

Pondside said...

The new, brighter look is just lovely! You certainly have an eye for what will work.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the sign is going to look awesome!! ...and I love the dropcloth curtains...but I am a dropcloth lover!

ImSoVintage said...

I love that you have lightened it up with the gray, Kelly. The new sign is going to be perfect. xo Laura

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Bliss said...

I'm gonna have to keep up with the Jones's here.... I have a little Bon Appetit sign over French doors in our breakfast nook that I've been thinking needs a bigger sign for years now. Maybe my next project instead of finishing the dining room?

And tell me, what are your specific thoughts on the drop cloth panels, you said you are getting used to them.

Bliss

Maria said...

I love that basket with all the lavender, so beautiful!

Linda said...

I love that 'go to' gray you use! My neighbor used a lovely gray for her walls. I am about to start a major redo of my dark outdated hall. You are a real inspiration!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Kelly, I love the changes you have made, as your room appears lovely and bright.
I especially like the pots and pans hanging above your counter.....and the finishing touch is the basket of lavender...just lovely.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the grey french doors and loved seeing your dog too!! That sign will go perfectly above the doors. I've been thinking of displaying some lavender somewhere in my house too. Yours looks perfect in that basket.

Burlap Luxe said...

Lové d' m'y visit :)

All things perfectly inspiring.

Xx
Doré

Becca said...

Looks fantastic, Kelly! I love your sign that's on the way ... it's going to look perfect above your doors!