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Breakfast nook revamp... redux
lepapillonvert wrote in saucydwellings
Howdy everyone! Some of you may remember I posted this room several months ago but had to temporarily pull it. Some of you mentioned that you were bookmarking the entry, so here it is again in case you want to resave! For those of you who haven't seen it I hope you enjoy.

sneak peek

All photos click through to Flickr and some have additional notes.

bNook Before

It started with an inspiration photo and then veered way off course. The shelves were purchased from Pottery Barn. They were on sale at the time, and I haven't checked the catalog since the most recent version arrived. Other new purchases include the rug, chairs and seat cushions, purchased from World Market. Oh, and two of the glass floats. The curtain panel as purchased last year at Pottery Barn. It was the last panel. We cut it down the middle and I serged and hemmed it to make two filler panels. We've also added seat cushions, which can be seen in the first image.

Paint color is Wasabi by Valspar. And also...as much as I love our shelves, they were a splurge. I found this DIY solution on Pinterest that may serve as inspiration.

bNook After

bNook After

The prints of Panama above the wind came out of a magazine from 1913. My maternal grandmother found it while rummaging through an antique store here in Charleston in 1955. She cut out the images, framed them, and sent them to my parents while they were visiting my grandparents in the Canal Zone for their first Christmas.The wrought iron table was purchased for our patio when I was a child. We repainted it Charleston Green last year before our move.

bNook After

The lead crystal lamp bases were purchased at an estate sale for a steal. Michael rewired them and cleaned them up. Here's the Before | After shots.


The side tables were made in the Canal Zone by my great uncle. They're made of mahogany, I believe.



Purchased from local antique shop for $22.00.


Swag lamp won on eBay and rewired by Michael.


Glass float. We used to have a large antique float that was a gift to my grandmother in the 50's when she worked at Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone, but it fell from one of the trees several years ago and broke.


Rug Detail:
The ultimate approval!


Thanks for looking!

This is absolutely amazing. So well-done!

So lovely... everything is so unique but goes together so nicely. I love your kitchen, too!!

Thank you! I'm itching to do some work in the kitchen but it's very low priority right now.

Such a beautiful spot. I can imagine sitting here in the morning, paper open (cat sleeping on it, of course), contemplating how to go out the rest of the day... :)

We'll be back there in the morning after porch weather ends!

I love the whole thing - great work here :)

Love it! It's sophisticated and classy but very warm and inviting. Kinda surprised :) Not typically my style, but it transcends style, IMO. And, Kitty!

Thanks! We were having to pry him off the rug for the first couple of weeks.

So gorgeous and grown up but fun at the same time. I covet your bar.

It was at the shop for a couple of weeks. I was floored and thrilled to find it was still around when we needed it!

I remember this! I always think of Charleston (SC) when I see it.

Thanks! The weather has finally been livable around here.

The room's warmed up so much -- very nice!

wow, looks great! the swag lamp and bar are amazing finds. im hoping to do something along the lines of this at my new house. i love the modern mid-century look. :)

Thanks, we're pretty stoked with those scores!

I am choking on the jealous right now. So pretty.

Absolutely lovely! The wall color is delicious. And I am coveting the hell out of that swag lamp, 'cause I have a small but growing collection of fleur de lis. Is it vintage? Are there any manufacturer marks on it?

Thank you! The lamp is vintage and to be honest, we've never checked for any makers marks. We've also wondered if they're upside-down on purpose or if it was a mistake, but we love it nonetheless.

This is gorgeous; I love all the colors. ♥

Stunning. Looks professionally decorated!

Gorgeous! Elegant and homey and inviting. I love it!

psssst...the before and after links to the lamp pics go to the same URL. :-)

Ha! Thanks for catching that, I get lazy proofing. :)

Looks so so fabulous, great job!

I love the colors, the different shades and patterns of green on green is lovely. I really love that swag lamp too, very beautiful!

Very nice! I especially love the shelves and the bar.

You're in Charleston? I'm in Charleston!

I'm new to the area, where do you shop?

Can you take me with you?

Can you decorate MY house???


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