Breakfast Room Reveal!

I have been working on a little breakfast redo.  My breakfast room was painted Tobacco Road.  The table and chairs were dark brown.  And I had a toile valance above the window.  I did like it for a while but decided I needed to lighten up the room. 

These are the before pics... They were taken before I knew how to work my SLR :)



And this is the after...


The walls got a fresh coat of Cream Fleece by Benjamin Moore  I love this color!  It's light but still warm.  

My valance is gone that took only about 20 hours to sew.  My windows now have crisp blue and white panels hanging.  BUT I'm rethinking the panels because the print is a little too modern and it's just not me.  Although the colors are beautiful.  I think I am still going to stick with blue and white just something a little more traditional.  I haven't changed out the light fixture. That's definitely next on  my list.

My poor table that has at least 15 coats of paint on it in various colors that I'd like to forget was transformed with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint with a little distressing. It looks really white in the pics but actually it's a soft beautiful antique or heirloom white.


The wall, which had nothing on it, now has a blue painted plate shelf filled with old tarnished silver, pewter, and china.  I really love the mix of old and new.


My chairs even received a little sprucing up with some pleated slip covers.  This is my favorite thing in the room.  I love them! 


And in my pitcher are white irises.  The first cut flowers from my garden! They are extra special flowers because they once were growing in my mother's garden.  






                                 
What do you think of the changes?  Are you more of a warm or cool color person? Traditional or more modern?  I fall somewhere in the middle. I will be sharing the tutorial on the slipcovers very soon.  

 Linking to  Between Naps on the Porch   Nutmeg Place   The Girl Creative   

92 comments:

  1. Angie,

    It looks SO pretty!!! I can't even stand it! Did you make the chair covers? LOVE!!!

    XOXO

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    1. Thank you Meg! Yes, and they are very simple to make. I will have a tutorial on them soon.

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    2. I love this so much I shared it on my Facebook page too. It wouldn't let me tag you for some reason. :-(

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  2. Oh wow Angie, It looks amazing! I am like you, transitional is my style.

    Mandy

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    1. Thank you Mandy! The older I get the less traditional and more simple I like things.

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    1. Thank you Shauna! These colors are a big change for me.

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  4. I always thought I was a warm color person but I love the after. It seems so inviting:) Great Job and perfect color choices.
    I found you on the Its so Cheri blog hop and am now following you and would love a follow back:)

    My Turn (for us)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! I'll return the follow

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  5. Just gorgeous! Love everything about it. I actually love the fabric on the panels and think it looks fantastic in the room. It might be a little more modern than you are used to but sometimes its nice to do things outside of the same old box we are comfortable with. I do have a question for you, I'm thinking of making slipcovers for my kitchen chairs since my kids use the cushions as napkins and with slipcovers I can just toss them in the wash. What type of fabric did you use? I'm just not sure what would be durable enough to withstand two boys.
    Marianne :)

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    1. Thank you Marianne! I do have a tendency to stay in the same 'ole little box. :) I know all about kids using the cushions as napkins.

      I used a drop cloth from Lowe's. There are a couple of different kinds there. I got the oatmeal color with more texture. When I washed it in bleach it lightened a little. It has great texture and isn't meant to look perfect which goes great with this house. I keep meaning to buy some scotch guard and spray it. That would help with having to wash it often. I am about to post the tutorial. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I hope this helps!

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    2. Great, love dropcloths and they are so kid friendly . I'm off to check out your tutorial.

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  6. Hi,
    Your Blog is lovely.
    I found you on Cheri’s Blog Hop Party… I am following you. Please follow me back.
    Thanks.
    http://dawnandwinniebookreviews.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll return the follow

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  7. Love it! Sophisticated yet comfortable...Actually, love the fabric! Have it my collection :) I'm middle of the road as well but more contemporary than traditional...Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Dianne! I'm really trying hard to accept this new fabric!

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  8. Gorgeous. Love the fresh new look. Wild about the slips.

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    1. Thank you Kim! I am on a slip cover frenzy right now. I want to cover everything! I've got my eye on a couple more chairs and maybe a table. Nothing is safe in my house. :)

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  9. Beautiful! i am a middle of the road gal myself! in love with the slipcovers and the wall color!! Looks amazing! Your photography skills are fantastic too!! ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'm crazy about slipcovers now. Pretty soon my whole house is going to be covered. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot coming from you. You have a beautiful home and such a sweet family. I really enjoy reading your blog and studying your beautiful designs!

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  11. Hi Angie...just found your blog and I'm a new follower. Love the changes in the breakfast room. I'm finding that I keep going back to blue and white - cool and calm. Though I'm a traditionalist, I think the drapery fabric is perfect - crisp and fresh. Love the seat cushions. Might have to copy that. Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you! I stopped by your blog and left you a comment. I'm a follower. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. i like the before but i love what the room looks like now you did a good job on making it lighter. the table and chairs look so good white. ang

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    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying the lighter colors.

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  13. So pretty! Looks like a great room to enjoy breakfast in!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! It seems like a new room now.

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  14. Angie,

    I featured your beautiful breakfast room on Show Off Saturday this week!
    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/03/show-off-saturday-7.html

    I LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!!

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    1. Thank you Meg! You're always so sweet! Thanks for the shout-out!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! I'm loving the pops of blue! Very nice job!

    ~Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela! I tried to link up to your party again but for some reason it can't process my image. I'll keep trying! Thank you for featuring my lamp!

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    2. Hmmm... I wonder why. Yes, please try again. I sure hope it works! You're very welcome!

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  16. Hi Angie, I found your site on Pinterest. I also painted my kitchen table with Annie Sloan Old White. I'm having trouble keeping the paint on the top of the table. With three children and the inevitable scrubbing of the table every day, the paint comes off. How do you keep your tabletop nice? (I've tried using the clear wax and also 2 coats of poly, still not helping).

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    1. Hi! Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this and figure out what is wrong. Did you use an oil or water base poly? I used a water base because I don't have the patience to wait for oil to dry but I should have used oil. Also, the glossier the finish on the poly the easier it is to wipe off dirt, food, whatever, and the less chance you will have of things sticking to it. I know most people that use ASCP aren't wanting anything glossy. I know I don't. But putting a semi-gloss poly on was the only way I could clean mine. My kids aren't little but I can see where I would have a problem if I wiped it a lot. Who did you purchase your ASCP from? The supplier should help you. I would email or call and tell them your problem. If that doesn't work go to Annie herself on facebook and post your problem. I've seen her respond to questions or others that have had that problem may offer some insight.
      Here she is on facebook. Let me know what happens. :)
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-Sloan-Paint/238287625304

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    2. Thanks for your reply and advice. I've done some research and I'm going to repaint the whole thing again and coat with 2 coats of the poly (I have the water-based). I decided once I'm done repainting, I'm going to start using a cheap vinyl tablecloth at meal times. I usually use plastic place mats, but I think the tablecloth will provide more coverage.

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    3. I hope it works out for you!

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  17. It is beautiful and I love the colors. Those curtains don't seem modern to me...I think they go beautifully. I want to paint my table set (similar to yours) too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you April! I am so glad I painted my table. It actually made the room feel larger.

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  18. I really like your panels! As a matter of fact I think I even looked at them or ones very similar. But the blue wasn't the right blue for our kitchen. Your table turned out great! Gotta love the ASCP. :) And I really love the blue shelves on your wall and the assortment of items on it. Very nice job!

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    1. Hi Jessi! Thank you! Yes, you probably did look at them because they are from Target. :)

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  19. Can't wait for the tutorial on those slipcovers... yay!

    Love the changes - even the curtains that you're not sure about. I think they're just about perfect :)

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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    1. Thank you Rhonda! I posted the tutorial. You can find it on my sidebar under Blog Archive. I tried to copy and paste the link here but for some reason when I posted the comment all of the words were messed up. Anyway, hope the tutorial helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

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  20. I ADORE the new look of your kitchen. The wall color is gorgeous and just what I've been looking for, warm, but light... for our master bedroom. I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by Sweet Ava Kate and follow me too! Can't wait to see the rest of your blog. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you Alicia! The wall color is really nice. I think it would be beautiful in a master bedroom. I have just about decided to do my master in that color as well.

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  21. Guess I should say, kitchen/breakfast nook. Oh, and love the panels too, are they from Target? They look familiar.

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    1. Yes, they are Target! I meant to put that in the post. They have other colors in that same pattern as well. I saw someone use the blue as a shower curtain and it was really pretty.

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  22. Angie, your breakfast room is just lovely. I know you're not sold on your panels, but i love the navy & white paired with the wall color and distressed table, and your shelf with the mix of tarnished gives the room the perfect patina. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm slowly getting used to the drapes. :)

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  23. I fall somewhere in the middle too, and I LOVE the new makeover!!! So beautiful!!!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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    1. Thank you Katie! And your welcome

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  24. So nice and fresh....ready for spring. Love what you have done.

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    1. Thank you! Spring is my favorite time of the year. I think I had warm weather and Spring on my mind when I changed everything.

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  25. you have done a wonderful job on this room. I know you didn't care for the pattern in the drapes, but I think they look great! Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday last week. I will be featuring your breakfast room tonight at the party! Have a great day!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  26. Thank you Amy! I am thrilled to be featured at your party!

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  27. Great post, I liked the before,but the after looks like a different room. I thought you changed the light fixture; it looks different with the shades removed. I want to make those chair covers for my dining room. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! It really does look like a totally different room

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  28. Oh my word, that is gogeous!! I love everything about it!!

    Leanne

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    1. Thank you Leanne! :) I'm still getting used to the changes. It's so different!

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  29. This is a beautiful make-over. I think my favorite part is the addition of pleated slip covers. However, I also love the curtains and the paint job on the table and chairs. Absolutely swoon worthy!

    Deborah

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    1. Thank you Deborah! The slipcovers are my favorite as well. I want to put those little covers on everything now!

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  30. What a beautiful space! It looks so refreshing and inviting! I know you said those drapes aren't you but they are just gorgeous, they really pop!

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    1. Thank you Samaa! I'm trying to get used to the drapes. :)

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  31. I am in love with your pleated slipcovers for your chairs. I think they would work just perfect in my dining room. ;-) You have a lovely blog!

    Andrea
    www.keepingitcozy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Andrea! They are super easy to make. I want to put them on everything! :)

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  32. Love your blue and white dining room! I found your blog through Addicted to Decorating and am a new follower.

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    1. Thank you Katie! It's always wonderful to make a new friend. :)

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  33. Looks great! I LOVE the drapes, but then I don't have to live with them. I like traditional Brit. colonial beach style, so they give the room that feel to me.

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    1. Thank you! Traditional British colonial beach style sounds beautiful. I have to check that out!

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  34. I really love the drapes. I think they bring a nice pop of something unexpected but of course it only matters if you like them!
    Karla

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    1. Thank you Karla! I'm still trying to get used to them. :)

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  35. Wait! i love the changes but I want to know about the valance! I love it and want to duplicate the look ... can you send me the info? Thanks :)
    Hugs,
    Bj

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    1. LOL Sure! I made them from a Southern Living pattern. Copy and paste this link in your browser. http://www.patemeadows.com/delaine.htm They have a lot of great patterns with pictures and tutorials. :)

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  36. Two of my favorite colors...blue and white! Love it! You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you Jean! Love me some blue and white. :)

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    2. Your the best! Thanks :)
      Hugs,
      Bj

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  37. Beautiful! I found your blog via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I actually love the color and pattern of the curtains..I think they make a great contrast to the rest of the room. You did a great job. Loving what I've seen of your blog so far and have added you to my reader :)

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I just visited your blog and read your yummy new recipe! Can't wait to make it!

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  38. I couldn't believe it was the same room. I thought the white table was a photo you took at a store display. Beautiful transformation.

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    1. Thank you Donna Sue! It's still the same old table. :) My photography skills have greatly improved.

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  39. Love your blue and white! Fabulous. What colour blue is the wall shelf?
    thanks

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    1. Thank you so much! I have a confession about the shelf. At first, I painted it Annie Sloan Paris Grey. It was the first time I had ever used the paint and I didn't care for the color in my breakfast room. Then I painted it Duck Egg blue and that didn't work. So I had a blue watering can color matched and used that along with the Paris Grey and Duck Egg blue. I just kind of made it up. However, now that I have used Paris Grey a lot more on other things I really love it.

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  40. Gorgeous makeover! Love the lighter and brighter look and love that pretty shelf and the way you accessorized it!

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    1. Martina, you are too sweet, thank you. The shelf is my favorite thing in the kitchen. You wouldn't believe it but I took those drapes down! It was too much color. I'm so plain Jane. I'm looking for something else now. What that is I have no idea!

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