Monday, July 30, 2012

{Home Sweet Home ~ The Eating Nook}

One of my favorite areas in our new home is our eating nook.

I love the original built in wood work and large windows that bring in natural light. This quickly became a place that my husband and I spend our mornings chatting over breakfast and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 

I purchased this antique table for $30.00 from a lovely couple that posted it for sale on Craigslist. I also picked up these chairs for free after finding them on Craigslist as well. I had never painted furniture before so I thought free was a good price in case they didn't turn out as I anticipated. In the end I love the final result of the minty green chairs. They were easy to paint and bring lots of color to the nook.

My next project in this little area is to paint the walls. This dark red makes the room seem small. I want to do a lighter color to brighten up the room and give it a softer look.

Until I decide what color I want to paint the walls, here is a little before and after of my progress so far:
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IMG_9386 IMG_9371 Untitled-2 IMG_9352 IMG_9366 IMG_9400

Painting the chairs was really simple and cheap. I was able to paint all four chairs within a few hours and with only a small sample of paint.

Step 1: Use a Medium grade sand paper block and lightly sand entire area to be painted.
Step 2: Wipe down area that was sanded with a dry cloth to remove any dust
Step 3: Paint 1 or 2 layers letting each layer dry in between.

Only 3 easy steps and  you have yourself some beautifully painted chairs!


More projects to come......!

The winner of the $75.00 Shabby Apple Giveaway is:

Amber from The Girly Bird

Congrats! I have contacted you with how to claim your prize!



that look so cozy!
kisses from Milan

Please may I? said...

That looks a lovely peaceful space to start your day. Loving your make over chairs, I am a big fan of that green colour.

Look forward to seeing how it looks once you have painted the room too.

X x

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

I love those built in shelves!! So cute!! Excited to see your whole house coming together!

Schnelle said...

Those built-ins are beautiful and so is that table! I agree, the red is a bit dramatic for a kitchen. Maybe a minty green would brighten it up? Whatever you choose it's going to look great when you're done. Can't wait to see what you decide on.

Kirsten Wiemer said...

oh my gosh it looks so good! seriously though. it looks great!


Anastasia said...

It's starting to look awesome! I would the paint the walls white to match the built ins and then hang some light patterned curtains that have the minty green shade in the color scheme. Great job!

rachelizabeth said...

I want to cry because I love this so much and want it to be mine!! Going have to keep following your blog for the next two years til I get my own place, for sure ;) xx

Amber said...

I just love what you did with the chairs! Seriously love the color.

Oh and I emailed you this morning to claim my prize. I'm so excited :)

Hannah said...

Your eating nook is absolutely adorable. I'm in love. I am going to start combing through Craig's list for furniture!!!

Clara Turbay said...

This blog is full of charm and inspiration!

The Jones said...

I totally adore your pretty little nook!!! The colours look wonderful mixed much better w green chairs...and I love all the quaint and cute knickknacks you've assembled. The matryshka doll are my fav :)

<3 Cambria

Jenni Bost said...

Looks sooooo good! I have been thinking about mint furniture a lot lately. Love it.

Juneli said...

Love those colorful crockery and other accents on the shelf, Denise, and the mint chairs look so fresh!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Katie said...

That is so neat !!! I absolutely love your little kitchen nook, so cute and cozy.


Janice said...

I simply love that cozy kitchen nook!! Wish my kitchen looked that way :)) Great job, Denise! It looks awesome!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

The details on those shelves is just gorgeous!! I can see why this is your favorite space. Love the color you did the table in too!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

The details on those shelves is just gorgeous!! I can see why this is your favorite space. Love the color you did the table in too!

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