My New Breakfast Nook

It’s been a crazy busy week here already.  On a whim, I decided to take back my breakfast nook.  I have been using it as a craft nook for the past year, and as my supplies keep growing, I have just outgrown the space.
You see, my craft nook has undergone about 5 different make-overs in the past year, and now she has moved to a new space…that’s another post entirely.  Now I have a new pretty space to enjoy my coffee, and my family can join me.  This also gives us extra space for holiday dining!
It all started with this chippy little corner shelf.  I found it, and just didn’t know what to do with it.  I put it on my desk for a bit, but kept thinking that it needed somewhere to shine.  Then, last week, I decided to bring my things home from my shop.  I’ll tell you all about that later…it’s completely drama filled, and to be honest, I just don’t want to go there right now.  So…now that I had all of my loveliness back home, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
I hung the shelf in the corner, brought my table and bench in, then got to work!
I started grabbing things and moving them here and there, then I remembered that I had an ugly old shutter in my garage.  I threw some oops paint on it and put it in the corner, and oh my…I love it!  Now I want shutters everywhere…back to the ReStore for me this weekend!
I bought these glass bottles and carrier from Decor Steals a few weeks ago, and now I know it was fate!  They belong on my round table with the old mason jar my mom gave me a couple of months ago.
My Beachy Blue Bench got a new coat of aqua paint and my Dropcloth Pillows have a new home!
I just love it when everything comes together like it was meant to be.  I am so happy to have all of my things back in my home, living together in perfect harmony.  Cue the Ebony and Ivory.
So, who wants to come over for brunch?  I’ll make mimosas, and we can read magazines!

~Jessica

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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 1

    says

    That is just way too much cuteness for one space. You’ll need to send me that aqua shutter… it’ll look much better without it :) hehe

    Super fresh & pretty girl. Nice job!

  2. 2

    Anonymous says

    It’s beautiful! I really love the shutter in the corner!

    Gina :)

  3. 4

    says

    Love it! I especially love the shutter. You could hang all kinds of fun stuff on it! Really looks great and cozy!

  4. 9

    says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all of the aqua. Now your follower as well!

  5. 10

    says

    I am in LOVE with your kitchen girl. HOW pretty and I love your style and color choices. Cute pillows too!

  6. 11

    says

    Sorry first off to hear of drama with the shop. That stinks. Glad all your lovely things are back at home with you. I adore the breakfast nook and all the cute elments and colors. I could totally see a cute colorful rug with red in it to pull red to the floor from your flowers, under the table. Enjoy. wInks, jen

  7. 12

    says

    What time should I be there? I love the redo. Everything looks wonderful. The shutter is great! I put the shutters I made next to my picture window and I love it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

  8. 14

    says

    Love everything about your nook! Found you on Lil’ Luna’s linky party :]

  9. 15

    says

    This is exactly what I want in my dining room! So bright and cheery. I have the table and chairs, just gotta find a cute corner shelf!!! Beautiful room.

  10. 16

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    Alright, I am Coming over Next week for a whole week. Can you handle me that long? Jess- In love. Love the colors, not too bright, prefect amount of Pop! I would LOVE more then Anything to come over and share some beverages with ya.. talk some crap and read some magazines!! :) Great job Girl!!

  11. 17

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    I’ll be right over – you had me at mimosas! Then you could fill me in your your drama-filled saga!

    I love your shutter & cabinet-the perfect shade of blue! In fact, this would be perfect for our Crazy About Color link party on July 31!
    Kelly

  12. 18

    says

    It looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee :)

  13. 20

    says

    Oh Jessica!! This is absolutely PERFECT!! I love it as your breakfast nook!!! LOVE the blue here and there! You MUST tell me about the shutter in the corner! I’m working on two for Emanuelle’s headboard… do you paint it.. how did you go about it?

    You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality.. right? :)

  14. 22

    says

    I want to come! I was drawn to this little nook from the second I saw it! Love the blue accents…that color is speaking to me a lot lately :)

    I’ll bring my magazines!

  15. 26

    says

    I love the colors you used! I just remodeled my laundry room and I used the same colors but also used red!. I hope you will drop by for a visit!
    GREAT job!
    ~~~rhonda~~~

  16. 27

    says

    This is so amazing. Love the blue! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend

  17. 30

    says

    I love that corner shelf- it looks perfect between the two windows!

  18. 32

    says

    This is adorable! I love the colors, the chairs, the little accents (especially that little milk bottle carrier). It’s all fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to Pretty Things Thurs!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  19. 33

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    This is adorable! I love the colors, the chairs, the little accents (especially that little milk bottle carrier). It’s all fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to Pretty Things Thurs!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  20. 36

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    I love your nook space! I have windows that come pretty far down like yours and I have had a hard time thinking anything would look good in that little end of the kitchen so it has sort of been a relegated junk pile. Now that I’ve seen yours, I know something will look good there! I don’t have the talent to copy you, but I’ll think of something! Thanks so much for posting this!

  21. 38

    says

    MMMM yay! Mimosas and magazines sounds great, be over Sunday at 11:) Thanks so much for linking up to get schooled saturday
    xxx
    Kim

  22. 39

    says

    love those retro blues! My craft space has outgrown our entire house…not sure where to move it to now?? -diane

  23. 41

    says

    my favourite colour scheme!! Love everything!!!!!!!!

    Great job, new follower here :)

  24. 42

    Patty says

    Love that pop of color, one of my favorites. I have a large shutter in my dinning room painted and hung a modpodge of frames on it with pics. I can change them out to keep it current. Thanks for sharing:)

  25. 43

    says

    OH MY WORD!!!!! HOW in the heck did I miss this?!! Thank goodness I saw it at Tatertots and Jello!!! This is AMAZING, Jessica!!! incredible job!! XO~Liz@NaptimeDecorator

  26. 44

    says

    Beautiful breakfast nook . I would love to come for a tea but I live in Southern Georgian Bay, Ontario.Canada.
    Blessings to you,
    Bernice

  27. 45

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    I love what You did and I am guessing this is some of the things you did to sell..and nope did not sell so you are now able to have things you made with some love for others…and you get to enjoy…would love a cup of DDp I am not a coffee or tea drinker but looking at mags…getting inspiration you bet…enjoy and drink up….love what you did…but show us where you create now….curious….

  28. 46

    says

    This turned out fabulous! Love the colors. Thanks so much for linking up at LLR. Hugs!

  29. 47

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    This space looks so lovely! The blue is bright and cheerful and I love the coke bottles. A great space to spend the morning. :)

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

  30. 50

    says

    I love your color scheme! I am your newest follower… when you have time I’d love for you to check out my blog!

    -Peggy

  31. 51

    says

    What a bright, adorable room! I love the color and the things you’ve chosen to show off there. Can you tell me about your window valances? Are they matelasse?

  32. 54

    says

    Love it! I’m in the process of redoing my breakfast nook too and you’ve created an inspiration!

  33. 60

    says

    Oh my goodness… oh my goodness!! I love it. I am repainting my kitchen and it is very small – I bought a pedestal table off of Craigslist last night just like yours and am trying to decide whether to just paint the skirt white and refinish the top, but after seeing yours I think I’ll paint the whole thing! I love aqua and everything you’ve done looks spectacular! Following now. :)

  34. 62

    says

    LOVE this redo! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow at my Pity Party. xo, Mique

  35. 64

    says

    Sorry Shannon! I think the aqua shutter needs to go to me! Love your cozy room…wish I could join you for coffee and fruit this morning!

    XO, Aimee

  36. 65

    says

    Adorable! There is so much charm packed into your adorable breakfast nook! Great job on the DIY! :)

  37. 66

    says

    I love vintage kitchen styling. You did a great job pulling all of these elements together. Just enough pop of red to add some drama!

  38. 67

    says

    You created such a bright, happy, pretty nook, Jessica! Love the color combination! :)

    xoxo laurie

  39. 68

    says

    Absolutely LOVELY!!!! I’ll be right over. I’m a new follower and would love for you to visit and follow me back! Again, just beautiful!

  40. 69

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    I’ll be right over!! Love the aqua and yellow combination. Soooo cute! Your chippy corner shelf is wonderful too.
    Mary Alice

  41. 72

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    You are good! I could not in a thousand years take those items, put them together and have it look like your space.

    Thank you for sharing!

  42. 73

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    So glad to see you at our All About Color party -you really know how to rock a colorful room! Love the blue and that shutter is perfection! Pinning this!
    Kelly

  43. 77

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    SUCH a gorgeous spot…and I’m sure when you change it again…it’ll still be beautiful.

  44. 78

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    Your breakfast nook is so adorable, I absolutely love it! I’m now a follower and I’ll be back for more to read:) I found you from Coastal Charm!

  45. 79

    says

    I love your breakfast nook and absolutely adore it, love the colors and the shutter!
    I’m now a follower and I’ll be back for more of your great posts! Cute pillows too!

  46. 84

    says

    Saw your nook on your kitchen revamp post this week. Can I come over for breakfast? I want to curl up in the back corner of the bench with some coffee, Eggs Benedict and a book. Love it!

  47. 85

    says

    Saw this on hometalk. It looks great! I’m redoing a hutch for my kitchen with a similar color and I’m so excited about it! Love the pop of yellow, too. Since I’m redoing the kitchen cabinets, too, I’ll have to think about that! Great job!

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