Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BREAKFAST NOOK REVEAL !

Hello there!
Hope you all are doing fine. My last post was three years ago and that's a pretty long ago. I did carry out few projects around the house and I would plan to write a post about then I would procrastinate about it. 

Friends and family kept asking me or reminding me about my blog and I would answer, "there will be one soon". Let me not drag this anymore....sharing the makeover of the breakfast nook that we did three years ago. There has been no changes since then. 

This is the most recent photo of the breakfast area:


This breakfast area is between the kitchen and the family room. I pulled the navy blue and white color palette from the family room.


I found this pair of navy blue and white stripes drapes at HomeGoods and knew where I will be hanging it.


I had these 8 photo frames with botanical prints and navy blue mats from when I had it in our formal dining area, years ago.



When we changed the wall d├ęcor of the dining room, I had stored these frames with no idea of using it again. Glad I still had them with me. 




The below one is a year old photo when I had the orange tray on the table. Every time family would sit to have our meal, the tray had to be moved. It really bother them. 



The drum shade pendant light: I was looking for one with covered bottom and not the exposed bulb. Found this at Crate & Barrel for $60. I bought this in 2014 and they no longer carry this Eden drum shade plug-in pendant. The pendant came with cord to hang on ceiling. I didn't want that. So I bought hanging pendant light fixture in chrome from HomeDepot.

Something similar (I don't see the one I bought in 2014). Mine didn't come with the shade.




This small space went through so many changes in the past nine years we have been living in this house. But it has remained the same for the past three years.
Is it time to change? 

I am so happy to be back. See you guys soon.
Stay safe friends. Take care of yourself and your family.
Reshma

Monday, April 24, 2017

BREAKFAST ROOM CHAIRS UPHOLSTERED.

My first post for the year 2017 !!
 
This post has been sitting in draft for couple months now. Can you believe it???
Anyways, the last post here was about the pedestal table in the breakfast nook.
The spray painted orange bentwood chairs were fine for few months after they were painted. And then the wicker started tearing. When the first one tore, I was heartbroken. Very heartbroken.

In next few weeks, one after other rest of the chairs tore. There was no way I could repair the wicker. The only option was to get them weaved. And it would be pretty expensive. More than the cost of all 4 chairs I had paid.
Mr. Tweaks had enough of it and he moved the chairs to the garage. That same weekend we had planned an IKEA visit. And Mr. picked 4 of these chairs.
Both Mr. and son worked very hard but couldn't assemble the chairs. The chairs were returned.
Mr. assumed that I will dispose of the orange chairs and look for something new. I was not going to give up so soon. At first, I had plans to upholster the chairs myself. But I was not sure I could do it. Then decided it was best left to the professionals. I bought 3 yards the fabric from Joann's and dropped the chairs to the upholsterer. I let them know what I wanted and when I went to pick the chairs a week later....you should have been there to see my happiness.

They did a great job.

I had the chairs upholstered more than a year ago and they are still holding good. Hope they stay so for couple more years. Next time Mr. will not assume.....

Wait for the next post which a very easy one.
Reshma