I finally got around to snapping a few pictures of the breakfast room since I've made a few changes. It's such a difficult room to photograph since it's so teeny tiny (12x9). I hope you can picture me smooshed up against the walls and hunched over at weird angles trying to get a decent picture.
For a few of my new readers (hollaaaaaa)(I can't believe I just said that) I'll show a few before pictures to give you a sense of where I started from.
When we bought the house the room was a sea of beige:
Here's where I'm at as of today. I'll explain the latest things I've worked on in each photo.
I leaned the ladder I got from the Christie Antique Show against one of the shorter walls that was bare. The ladder is centred in between the doorframe on the left and the window wall on the right. I know it's hard to tell from the photo ('member me squished all up in the corner?). I also repainted the table set in Cloud White, recovered the chairs with some pale striped fabric, and stenciled a number word on each chair.
In the next corner I brought down an old, green dresser that was in our spare room. I didn't like the green dresser against the green walls so I painted it white and sanded it all over to give it a two-toned look. Above it, I installed the little white shelf that I just finished working on. I hung it nice and low so that you can see all of my little trinkets and doo-dads that are on it.
In this corner I stole this cubby/bench thingie from the front entrance and centred it under the mirror. I had already had the three baskets from Pottery Barn Kids so I put one in each cubby. I purchased the pail awhile back and just filled it with fresh hydrangeas from the front yard. On the mirror I hung a tiny basket. Don't tell anyone but it's just the handy-dandiest spot for poop bags for the dogs. (Ew!)
In the last corner I put down the jute rug that I recently purchased from Homesense. It hides grass and dirt from the doggies really well.
The last picture is the table and chair set that is in the middle of the room. It turns out that doing all the work to repaint it and recover the chairs doesn't make me like it. I'm on the hunt for a pedestal table with some old-fashioned looking chairs (whatever those are). Don't tell Alex, though, k? He thinks this room is almost done. Muh ha ha ha.
I have quite a few posts about this 'lil old room if you want to take a look: