so finally i'm sharing our kitchen and breakfast nook (which ps is a weird thing to call it since we do a lot more than just eat breakfast there!). you may have seen that this photo got regrammed a couple of times last weekend which made me feel insta-famous for the day!! ;) thank you again to studio mcgee and one kings lane for the love!!
here was the before:
it was a sad state of affairs. we added a new pendant (and the not-so-old light was moved into the dining room), table, chairs (and said farewell to our high chairs for some boosters), and built in seat. the built in was a late decision as we were doing the work from the other projects last fall and i'm so glad we pulled the trigger. it changed the whole space. the roman shades are pretty much the only thing that didn't change but now they look like they belong! here's the wider view of the first photo:
the red frames around the silhouettes are left over from a time when i thought i'd add some red to our lives. it was a terrible, horrible idea and i blame it on lack of sleep and general mom brain! ;)
the bench cushion is indoor/outdoor fabric and has already been put to the test with tomato sauce and wiped up no problem!
in the kitchen we changed out the island counter and the pendants above the island and the sink. i did a 2" edge on the counter because i love that thick look. it's marble and we have to be careful but it's pretty and so so much better than the old tan granite. i had already added the backsplash a couple of years ago in preparation for these updates. we also swapped out our old metal counter stools for leather ones to add a little warmth and texture.
and a little peek into the family room which got a pretty good makeover! we added that big cased opening/wall leading into the family room to get some separation of space. there is definitely such a thing as too open. it was one giant bowling alley and this just makes it feel like two separate spaces. i also think it made the family room seem bigger in some strange way. i'd also like to add a runner to the other side of the island (right side in the pic below) but i'm having trouble committing to one. anyway, more to come!
tootles! (too much mickey mouse club house ha)
sources: table | table pendant | table chairs | bench seat pillows | island pendants | globe light above sink | counter stools