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.