I needed a fresh change in our breakfast nook. We get afternoon sun here so our mornings can be pretty dark. I painted the walls all white.
Here is a look at the BEFORE...
Last fall we had burlap curtains and blue walls (wall color already here when we moved in). I put the burlap lampshades, that I had made earlier, on the silver light fixture. The curtains are no sew - no iron and they gave a fall texture and feel to the space. But now the changes include...
White walls, the antique mirror that I used to have in our Master Bedroom, and the light fixture is bulked up with natural vines. I brought in one of our porch ferns that had been sitting on the ground for the last month where the sprinklers could feed her while we were away. A hook was already in the ceiling and I have been wanting to use it.
I made a wisteria vine wreath a while ago that I layered the rim of the light with. I used simple booklet rings from the office supply store to keep it secure -
To hide the thread for glass around the bulbs I used .49 cent vine wreaths -
3 per bulb.
By adding some twinkle lights to the fern - it made the need for overhead lighting minimal. Light a couple of candles and we should be good for
a 'romantic' dinner for four.
By using white corded twinkle lights the white walls hide the cord easy. I used white sticky vinyl (I use for my Cricut) to keep the cord snug behind the trim - like taping it in place.
If you ever come over to my house - this is the first thing you will see -
so it can't be ugly.
I try to keep this space clean for unexpected visitors but usually - it's very used. The table is one of the best gathering places in our whole house. The greatest conversations happen here. Plus, we can do arts, crafts and painting on that table - I don't worry about scratching it. The distressed and 'lived in' look is what makes everybody feel welcome. So come on over!
I'll try to do my dishes before you come...
But you'll have to excuse Mazi...it's been really rainy here in Virginia.
She usually looks like a cute little Ewok.
But that's just the dog....
Just come sit in our breakfast nook and hang for a while ---
It really is a happy place.
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