Breakfast Room

Breakfast Room Progress — New Rug, Finished Curtains and Finished Peninsula

I finally have some progress pictures to show of the breakfast room with the new rug in place (I got this one from Overstock, and it’s so soft!), the back of the peninsula completely finished, and the curtains hemmed.

breakfast room with finished curtains and peninsula - 1

The centerpiece on the table is temporary…or at least unfinished. I bought the large concrete bowl at the Magnolia warehouse sale in January for about $15 (I think), and then I also bought two of these sage bushes for about $12 each. Then I had the brilliant idea of removing the sage bushes from their containers and using them to fill the concrete bowl. I think it would be beautiful, but I’d need probably five more to fill the large bowl. So a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d just hop in my car and swing by and pick up a few more sage bushes, but I wanted to check online to see if they were in stock before I made the long ten minute drive. Ummm…those suckers are $36 each!! I should have stocked up when I had the chance to get them at the $12 price, because there’s no way I’m spending $195 more for sage bushes for that concrete container. So I’ll have to find something else to fill my bowl.

So for now, the two sage bushes I have are just kind of leaning to one side to give the illusion that it’s full, while about 2/3 of the bowl is completely empty. 😀

breakfast room with finished curtains and peninsula - 2

I did go ahead and add cabinet pulls to the back of the peninsula. To my eye, it looked unfinished without them. But more importantly, the doors were very difficult to open without them.

breakfast room with finished curtains and peninsula - 3

I’m pleased with how the room is turning out so far, but it’s far from finished. I still have lots of decorating and accessorizing to do. And I do want to bring in some warm colors. I love blues and greens, but used exclusively, they tend to be a bit too calming for my taste. I need some touches of warmth — maybe some yellow or pink or orange — to spice it up a bit.

breakfast room with finished curtains and peninsula - 5

Today I’ll be working on the buffet. I had originally planned on painting it green, but when I went to pick out a paint color yesterday, everything was starting to feel way too matchy-matchy for me, so I went with something completely different and unexpected. Or maybe it’s not unexpected. I have no idea. But it’s definitely a new color for me.

So there’s still much to do, but can we just stop for a moment and reflect on how far this room has come so far? It wasn’t long ago that it looked like this…

breakfast room before - front of the room

And now it looks like this…

breakfast room with finished curtains and peninsula - 1

That’s quite an improvement, right? 🙂



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    Carol
    April 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Such a lovely, lovely space! It’s been a joy to watch the progress (and learn so much along the way!).

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    Lisa E
    April 27, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Kristi it looks absolutely fabulous. You are so gifted! Another beautifully executed project. The before and after…wow, just wow!

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    dellsdailydish
    April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

    What a great transformation! I love your bold use of color on the cabinets and the fabric on the chairs? Gorgeous!

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    Lori L
    April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I am going out on a limb and guessing that you got a fuschia color to paint the buffet! 😉

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    Matt
    April 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I love what she did here. It is absolutely stunning! I really like the pom poms on the curtains.

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      Brenda Pawloski
      April 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Are you Hubby Matt?

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        Kristi
        April 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

        Ha! Yes, that’s my Matt. 🙂 And can you tell I’ve rubbed off on him? He actually used the word “stunning”! I’m so proud. 😀

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          Heather Gillett
          April 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

          Love it all and especially the pom-poms! Stunning is the right description of this transformation! ;-D

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        Matt
        April 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

        Yes I am.

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          Matt
          April 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

          Next time I will switch things up, and say fabulous.

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            Dee
            April 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

            Matt, I always wonder how your wheelchair works going from room to room and if you really like going in there to sit with Kristi as much as we imagine you do. She is such a gem.

            • Matt
              April 28, 2017 at 8:26 am

              She is a gem indeed. Unfortunately, I don’t get to sit and watch her much anymore. It is awesome to see what she did the previous day though, and she brings me pics whenever I ask for them.

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      Lisa E
      April 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

      She certainly is such a talent and is blessed to have such a supportive hubby!

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      Christine
      April 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Matt, Lucky you. She has a great eye to see the room as it will be. You are a great guy standing by her as she develops her talent.

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      Jason
      April 28, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Brilliant Matt, You’ve got one talented gal there!

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    Joyce
    April 27, 2017 at 9:28 am

    It’s great! You should be so proud of yourself. Think of how happy your house must be to be owned by you. 🙂

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    Arli
    April 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    You SHOULD be so proud and happy, and enjoy every meal in this beautiful room! And you also SHOULD get some more bulbs for that chandy, missy! Haha.

    Love how each element fits in perfectly, and can’t wait to see the buffet!

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    Theresa M
    April 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Such a beautiful space. The trim on those curtains is awesome, and those white countertops pop! I cannot wait to see the buffet. In remembering your post on your new whole house color pallet, I’m going to guess we might see some sort of purple. That would be totally unexpected and fun.

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    Robbyn Mendleski
    April 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! Also I believe you can get the same (or very close) sage plants at Ikea for $3.99

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00140326/

    Thank you for the inspiration but for helping me become empowered to ACTUALLY do the things I dream up.

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    Justin
    April 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Wow! That’s looking fantastic! I have to admit that I didn’t really like the table…I thought the feet made it way too bulky for that room, but it really looks nice. I should have trusted your instinct. 😉 And I’m really glad that in the end you didn’t do the banquette. I think it would have made the room a bit too cluttered and built-in. This way, it’s almost light and airy. As a breakfast room should probably feel.

    About the planter… Since it’s so close to your kitchen and there’s so much natural light in that room, why not put real herbs in it? In fact, there are some gorgeous low-growing sage varieties that have beautiful thick fuzzy-velvety leaves, almost like succulents that look different shades from different angles. And if you can get it to flower indoors, it produces pretty purple blooms. I have two sage plants I bought for a dollar at the end of the season lining my driveaway and people ask me what they are all the time when they’re in bloom. So few people use herbs as ornamentals and we rarely let them flower. I’m considering putting some chives in there, since they look really unique when they flower (and the flowers are edible).

    Another option for your bowl is a creeping rosemary (rosemary prostrate, I believe), which grows low and vines out a bit so it works well in a planter or hanging basket. Something else unique that you supposedly can grown indoors is “everbearing” strawberries. It’s a strawberry varietal that bears fruit throughout the year instead of just in June. The flowers are pretty white and the fruit looks pretty too as it matures and you can pluck them and stick them in your morning cereal. If the cats don’t get them.

    Of course, you’ll probably need to line or seal the concrete somehow and I’d recommend planting the actual plants in an inner pot or plastic bowl with holes drilled in the bottom. I’ve found (recently) that it’s easier not to over-water indoor herbs if you water the larger container or tray and let the water soak-up into the inner pot from the bottom as-needed.

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    Susan
    April 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I’m in love with the Pom Pom trim on the drapes!

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    Carol
    April 27, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I can see that you are setting the stage for a bright-wow-pop on the buffet, and I can’t wait to see it!!!! I am going through the crayon box in my mind ..and think it will be in the purple family?!?
    Great job on the room so far. I love your attention to detail:)
    Its almost done Kristi!! The fun stuff remains!

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      Kristi
      April 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

      You’re very close! It won’t be bright, but it will be purple. A dark plum color called Voodoo by Behr. I wanted something with color and interest, but I also wanted it to be kind of dark, moody, and anchoring for that wall so that I could put brighter and more colorful things on and above it. 🙂

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        Karen
        April 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

        ohhh that sounds perfect! cannot wait to see it! I guessed coral in between but then thought: no wait, it’s already been that colour 🙂 I love purple and cannot wait to see how it looks in the room!

        and I was suggesting, similar to Justin, to just let the sage grow a bit – it does so fairly quickly and expands a lot, so a planter which is too big shouldn’t be a problem for long 🙂
        love the room!

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        Marianne in Mo.
        April 27, 2017 at 11:50 am

        Love the room so far – the drapery IS stunning! Love the rug! And VOODOO – awesome color! So excited for you, can you tell by all the exclamation points?!!!

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        Carol
        April 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        Yay!!!! I can’t wait to see it:)

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        Jason
        April 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

        Oh yes can’t wait to see it. Just had a google of the color sounds fab.Xx

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    Peggy
    April 27, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Very pretty. Love the color of your cabinets. I was originally confused with the green on your curtains, but it looks so nice with your chair fabric.

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    Poohla
    April 27, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This transformation is AMAZING!! I would like to see how the drapes look in the closed position during the day to see how the light is filtered. I was not sure about the pom-poms when you showed them, but the finished product is so great. You have a wonderful sense of style that is unique and playful, but very stylish. The rug looks great there too.

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    Dawn
    April 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    The room is absolutely beautiful!!!
    (Did I miss the curtain post?? I love your fabric choice!!)

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    Theresa P
    April 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I really can’t get over how different it looks. It’s really amazing that you did that all virtually by yourself! It is such a pleasant space, now! How many chairs can you fit around the table when its extended? I can’t remember. When you get it all pulled together, I’d love to see a picture when the table extended. And when you get working on your pantry, you’ll have to take pictures going the other direction (back towards the pantry). Very exciting! Can’t wait to see the buffet and which warm color you pull in!

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    Vanessa
    April 27, 2017 at 9:48 am

    It’s beautiful! I love saturated color and seeing it used in such a calm pretty room is inspiring.

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    Barb
    April 27, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I was confused the other day as I looked at the green trim on your curtains, and the teal on your cabinets. Now that I see the AMAZING fabric on your chairs, I get it!😊 Gorgeous!!

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    Tirsa
    April 27, 2017 at 9:48 am

    The room has come a long way. It’s looking so pretty! Can’t wait to see what you did with the buffet. Did you paint it purple? Magenta? 🙂

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    MariaVictoria
    April 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Just beautiful!

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    Krikit
    April 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I LUV the Dingle Balls! ~:0)

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    Deb
    April 27, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love this room! I thought the pom-pom trim would be too cute, but it’s a nice touch of whimsy in the room that works perfectly.

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    Renee
    April 27, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love it! Great job Kristi!

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    Annie
    April 27, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love it! The colors are wonderful and just feel “right.” I can’t wait to see the buffet. Thank you for sharing your home and inspiring me!

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    Gina
    April 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

    What an amazing transformation Kristy!!! Bravo bravo!!! I so enjoy tuning in to your next episode……

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    Linda
    April 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I LOVE this room!!! It is so nice to see it clean, bright, cheery and not filled with construction materials!

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    Mary
    April 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I love it!!

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    Judy
    April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Not sure about those draperies with the pom poms yesterday, but your instincts were on target. They look great.

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    Linda Haire
    April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Love your curtains! How are they hanging? Did I miss this?

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    Bx CA
    April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Well done Christy! Your vision from the before state through to the finished state is a real gift of design talent. The breakfast room looks beautiful and I really like how the curtains turned out and look in the space!

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    Kathleen
    April 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I absolutely love this room and your kitchen. They both turned out so beautiful. Great job.

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    Carol
    April 27, 2017 at 10:05 am

    GORGEOUS!!!!! As always. I love to watch your work, your thought process, your technique, and see it all come together so beautifully. Just incredible.

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    Bx CA
    April 27, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Well done Kristi! Your vision from the before state through to the finished state is a real gift of design talent. The breakfast room looks beautiful and I really like how the curtains turned out and look in the space!

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    Sue
    April 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

    As someone who has been working on rehabbing a tear-down, I totally appreciate all your hard work, vision, talent, and tenacity! You are amazing and it looks absolutely beautiful! Of course, all that truly matters is that you love it 🙂 Just an awesome job….congratulations!

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    janpartist
    April 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Looks lovely, simply lovely. And a pop of unexpected color in the form of your buffet would be exciting!! Enjoy your new fresh clean space! (And, I hope one chair or two are generally placed against the wall so that Matt is welcome to come sit at the table and enjoy that pretty space at all times too!!)

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    Laurie
    April 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    It looks great. It’s really coming together. Wouldn’t the buffet in black worked in this room too or were you looking to make it lighter and brighter? Can’t wait for the reveal.

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      Kristi
      April 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Not necessarily lighter and brighter, but just a bit more colorful. I’m not really using a whole lot of black (if any, other than very small decorative touches here and there) with my new decorating plan. In fact, I think the only things I’ll end up keeping black are my sliding doors in the music room.

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        Dale
        April 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

        I am so glad to hear that about your doors because they are one of my favorite things of all time!! I love them……….serious pocket door envy lol

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    Brenda Pawloski
    April 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Colors, whites, wood stain, textures, metal mix, all perfectly lovely! And the floor is level, the ceiling looks great and the trim is beautifully proportioned. Your photos are so good too, what are you taking them with?

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      Kristi
      April 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

      My iPHone 7Plus. But let’s just keep that between you and me. 😀 I do have a really nice and expensive DSLR (a Nikon), but for the life of me, I can’t get pictures with it to show true colors. It completely washes out the color of my cabinets, and makes it looks an awful light blue blah color. So one day out of frustration, I put down the camera and grabbed my iPhone. I couldn’t believe how much more true-to-life the color was with the iPhone pics! So I actually use it quite a bit more now than my DSLR. I’m sure it’s user error with the camera, and I would like to get a new one and take photography lessons and really learn how to use it, but for now, the iPhone 7Plus does the job. 😀

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    Teresa
    April 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Just lovely. If I weren’t in Ohio and you in Texas I’d have you to come give me a few lessons in my home. I love following you and your progress. Keep up the good work!!!!!

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    Rebecca Francis
    April 27, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Beautiful, just beautiful and I have been with you every step of the way. You are one talented lady. Keep up the good work!

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    Ashley
    April 27, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I’m going to guess purple or hot pink high gloss buffet!
    This room looks beautiful and I know it will only get better and I look forward to learning more

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    Peggy
    April 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

    First time commenter here! I just had to say how divine this room is! It is absolutely gorgeous and it’s inspiring me to do something similar.

    I have admired your chairs for quite some time. I’m assuming you painted and upholstered them, but I haven’t been able to find a blog post about them. Did I miss it? I’d love to learn how you transformed them.

    Thanks!

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    Devra
    April 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

    You are so inspiring……. it looks great. Have you thought of leaving the planter empty so Peeve will have a nice cozy spot to curl up and can be the warm colors you were looking for??

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    Peg
    April 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    As usual, beautiful! You aren’t one talented girl. Like you, I need color in my home. I can look at those all neutral rooms and think they look nice but I personally could not live without color. For me it’s like black and white tv or living color! You have done a great job of coordinating the elements in this room with your kitchen and I’m sure the buffet will be just another wow factor. Table, chairs, drapes and cupboards are all fantastic!
    BTW I love the cement planter. I will be anxious to see what you add to it.

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    Andrea
    April 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Kristi, it looks fabulous, I love the colours. I can’t wait to see the plum buffet! Question: I will be ordering the same shades as yours but was wondering if they need to be close in colour to the floors, i’m guessing yes, but not sure. Thanks

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      Kristi
      April 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

      I don’t really think they need to be close in color as long as they coordinate well. Just be sure to order samples before you order the shades!

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    Genelle McDaniel
    April 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

    You have a home!!!

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    Jolyn
    April 27, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Kristi–i agree with your Matt, this is stunning! You have amazing talent and creativity. I wish I had your imagination. It all came together so well. Now is the time for you to sit down in your new breakfast room with a glass of sweet ice tea (or your favorite beverage) and sit and look at all you have accomplished. Bask in that glorious feeling, even if it’s just for a few minutes. You deserve it, girl!

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    Sue
    April 27, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Such a beautiful transformation! I love it and the calming colors. A peaceful place to sit and enjoy your coffee/breakfast etc.

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    Dianne
    April 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Absolutely fabulous, Christie. You have outdone yourself. Such a comfortable room to use.

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    BeccaS
    April 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Wow! I love it!!!! Great job Kristi!

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    Holly
    April 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Even without one more thing in this room, it is perfect. So elegant, understated and yet fun. Great job!

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    Michele
    April 27, 2017 at 10:44 am

    This room is a triumph already! Of course I am very partial to your main colors, but still. That before/after photo comparison is jaw-dropping. Can’t wait to see what you do with the buffet and a dramatic piece of art – opposite on the color wheel, I guess a bold red-violet? We will see.

    Suggestion for your concrete planter. Love the texture of that planter on your table, btw. To fill your planter nicely, think about a dense grouping of small succulents. I got a selection of succulents for a better price than I could get them individually locally. Various shades of green with blues and yellows. Here’s the link – https://smile.amazon.com/Shop-Succulents-Unique-Succulent-Collection/dp/B018WLMXG2/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1493307740&sr=1-2&keywords=succulent+plants

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    Dale
    April 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Very pretty Kristi, it is coming along beautifully!! My tv room has a lot of blue and green in it and to warm it up I put a touch of orange and it looks great! I’m anxious to see what you choose.

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    Eveline
    April 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hydrangeas in the bowl would be lovely too.

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    Mark E Tisdale
    April 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Didn’t need the before picture to remind me how far you’ve come – just absolutely amazing! It’s hard to believe it’s the same room! Wonderful work!

    Mark

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    Patsy
    April 27, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I love what you have done and have enjoyed watching the progress! You inspire me!!
    Could you link me to your chair redo? I need new dining room chairs and like what you have done.

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    Val
    April 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Perfect!!! Well done Kristi, congratulations!!!

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    Diana
    April 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Wow…love it! Beautiful!

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    Julie
    April 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Lovely, just lovely

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    Mrs Mike
    April 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    so lovely!! I can’t wait to see what pop of color you chose! 🙂

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    Ellen Shook
    April 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    This is incredible, all right! Your curtains always hang so perfectly that it just amazes me. Considering what you started with and everything that you did to get this room to this point, I think you should get some kind of award for bravery!

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    Marie Claire
    April 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

    That is so pretty.

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    Rita
    April 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Kristi, that is one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever seen!!
    Iful

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    patty reed-pederson
    April 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Beautiful and cohesive. Droolworthy!

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    Jan
    April 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Yes! You’ve hit the nail on the head. A few pops of accent colour and POW!

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    sis2
    April 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love the brass hardware on your cabinets with the brass lighting in the breakfast room.

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    Tamara
    April 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

    You’ve done it! You may have a similar palette as the condo, but this definitely has a different feel. There is an elegance and maturity to it without being stuffy or too perfect (matchy, matchy). I wasn’t sure about the pom poms, but they do add a fun splash to the room. I love your use of texture, something I have yet to master. And you are so right that room still needs something more, so I can’t wait to see the buffet and the final accessories.

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    Jackie
    April 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Ditto to stunning!

    Where is your table with the liming wax. I tried it on my kitchen table leaf but it didn’t look as good as yours. I have already painted the base and apron white and have stained the table top with Jacobean, but I have to figure out what to do with the top.
    I had my red oak floors sanded and stained grey to better go with my new granite counter tops, but I don’t like the Jacobean stain with my new floors. Any suggestions? Not sure if I could apply another coat of stain (different color) over the Jacaobean? It was stained over two weeks ago.
    Thanks. Would appreciate any suggestions from any and all.

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    Patricia
    April 27, 2017 at 11:51 am

    So Very Pretty and I love that Matt loves it. I’m really looking forward to the plum buffet- you are on trend – isn’t that a color of the year?

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    Marianne in Mo.
    April 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Love Magnolia, but geez, their prices!!! They had a long centerpiece of tulips on a long table when we were there, and I asked if they were stems or bunches. The girl said stems, at (I think) $6 each. No thanks, not when I wanted a couple dozen! Everything I loved was around $70 or more. I bought a wooden flower pot for $36 just because I had to have it.

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    Susie
    April 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Well , if any room deserves to be called the MOAM (short for Mother of All Makeovers), it’s this one. It’s totally amazing. Everything is just perfect. And I am still trying to process that you made those chairs. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your plan come together. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    Cyndee
    April 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    That room, like all your finished rooms are something I would LOVE to have in my own home. You have great taste and awesome talent and I follow you for those reasons.

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    Celeste Hayes
    April 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh..
    Love a room that makes you just feel good when you see it.– Makes me want to grab a cup of coffee, sit down and take it all in–Still amazes me how quickly you get your projects completed! (Does your WonderWoman cape get in the way when you paint??) LOL😜

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    ELlen kelly
    April 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Unbelievable and Gorgeous! Wish I had half of your talent! Now show us some cooking in that kitchen😀👩🏻‍🍳

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    Heidi
    April 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    SO beautiful!! You could always plant some sage seeds in containers and grow your own, it’s not very hard, you’d just have to wait a while for them to be that pretty. Or you could check out any greenhouses and see I found they have any sage plants. You can buy herbs for a whole lot cheaper than $36 (!!!!!).

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    Pam
    April 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful! You are so inspiring!

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    Holly C
    April 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Spectacular!

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    Sharon C
    April 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Your breakfast room is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous and I love the hardware on your finished peninsula, it certainly gives it a polished look. I can just imagine sitting in here having breakfast/coffee/lunch……so fresh and bright and perfectly complimenting your new kitchen cabinetry color. Words cannot describe the transformation of this room, with what you started with, especially the strange angled ceiling. I’m in awe of your amazing talent and vision! Kudos to you Kristi, you must be so proud of your achievement as we are of you!

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    Jules
    April 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    What a transformation! You never cease to amaze! I love all of the attention to detail and the unexpected “just right” touches (pom pom trim!!).

    I would love to see the planter centerpiece filled with a mix of oranges and “cuties” to bring a warm pop of color to the center of the room. You are definitely on the right track with an organic element in your centerpiece.

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    Sheri Hepworth
    April 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations on another lovely room.

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    Ann
    April 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    It’s all beautiful! I love the center piece bowl and your curtain, chair and cabinet colors. Another great job.

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    Paige
    April 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Gorgeous! I love watching it all come together.

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    Marigene
    April 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Your breakfast room is awesome! Love the color choices…my favorite combo.

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    Linda
    April 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! And that plum buffet will be amazing in that room! Can’t wait to see it in there.

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    Mary
    April 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Absolute perfection…

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    Madeline
    April 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Wow… I’m speechless. Can you come over my house… 🙂 … I gotta couple of rooms that need your beautiful hands.

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    Lisa
    April 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I can only hope that my dining room looks as stunning as your breakfast room does someday. Way to set the bar high, Kristi. 😎

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    Donna
    April 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Amazing..Awesome..Beautiful..

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    Laurie
    April 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    What a gorgeous, well put together room! It feels calm and energizing at the same time. The colors and patterns are simply beautiful.

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    Rebecca B
    April 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Yes, quite an improvement! It really is satisfying to see your finished product. I sure hope that concrete bowl does not scratch your table top. Have you thought of putting some self sticking felt on the bottom of the bowl?

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    Kathleen Rupp
    April 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    WOW…I am loving this room!! The curtains and light fixture are amazing!! Colors are fabulous!

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    lois black
    April 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! You did a great job. Looks fabulous. It should be in a magazine!!!!!!

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    Jennifer
    April 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I think this room is perfect!!! I love it 😉

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    TaraRG
    April 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I just sat here and stared at your lovely breakfast room. The colors are poppin! Keep doing you!!!!

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    JoAnne
    April 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Kristi,

    It’s really beautiful. Love it!
    JoAnne

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    Rebecca
    April 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    You should be very proud, I love every single detail and am a little jealous as I am living in a every room is only half done house right now 😁

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    Deb
    April 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Love the curtains. Well, love evety darn thing! Congrats! Can’t wait for those accents you are talking about!

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    Janis
    April 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    You might be able to find some of those sage bushes at IKEA. They look like some I got and I think I paid about $4 a piece

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    Lisa Johnson
    April 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    OHHHHHHHHH! LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!! I have an idea on the centerpiece (actually two!) — how about planting the sage in the center of the bowl and then filling in around the edge with some smooth dark river stones (contemporary feeling). Idea #2 (almost the same) plant the sage in the center and surround it with colancho plants (this one would add the color zing you were looking for) or surround with persian violets for a smoother look!

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    Paula
    April 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    OH Girl, you hit a grand slam with your breakfast room. I know you did a. Lot of rethinking this year, but….this is just lovely. Can’t wait to see the buffet. I love the drapes as well. Can you tell I love he room?

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    Judi in Tinton Falls
    April 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    This room is so welcoming. I love the dining room chairs and the wood blinds and the trim—oy, I love everything about it. I’m one of those back seat decorators who sees a lovely room and thinks, “What would I change?” Well, in the case, the answer is “Nothing.” You’ve hit this one out of the park. Brava!

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    Elaine Morgan
    April 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Perfection, pure and simple. A place for you and your husband to enjoy each other’s company—your hard work is such a gift to the two of you. THAT is what makes me smile. The proverbial “cherry on top” is how visually gorgeous it is. Functional space that is beautiful and personal. It does not get any better than that!

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    Joyce Prescott
    April 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    So beautiful!! I wish I had your carpentry talent.

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    Karen
    April 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    This room leaves me speechless … it is so beautiful and inviting … not just magazine beautiful … but even better, livable and beautiful. I would love to see a picture with the shades down and another picture with the curtains closed. I am in love with the bamboo shades … and the whole room!!

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    Stacy
    April 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, Kristi! It is so beautiful! You inspire me everyday with your talent and hard work. I

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    Yvonne M
    April 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Absolutely stunning, Kristy. And I take back what I said about the grey rug, it’s perfect!

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    Carrie
    April 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Looks so pretty!! You could add some easy yellow and orange by putting lemons or oranges in the bowl for the centerpiece? Love it !

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    Lou
    April 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    It has been wonderful to watch you put this room together and so many people including myself are amazed at your talent for hard work, which has paid off making a house into a home. I always love to read the comments from your followers and see things they notice that I have not. I am going to follow you in the sense of making a list of what I am going to accomplish in a month and I might make it reality. Thanks for that idea.

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    Carol
    April 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    You are one very talented girl! I love all your decorating decisions so far. Can I ask what rug you have in your breakfast area. I was looking for something similar for our dining area.

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    Dawn
    April 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    So PRETTY!

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    Monika
    April 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Oh, my! Swoon, sigh, lust. You did well! Now, take a break and soak up a bit of the serentiy!

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    Bonnie
    April 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Ever since I saw your chairs I felt like that room needed a bouquet of Peacock feathers. They are so beautiful and so is your room 🙂

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    Donna
    April 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    It’s just beautiful, Kristi! I can’t wait to see the purple on your buffet.

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    Kimberly
    April 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you for showing your ‘before’ picture because it gives me hope. I am living in your before picture right NOW! And there are times when it feels like there is no end in sight…

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    Bonnie
    April 28, 2017 at 6:31 am

    What is the color of your walls? Thanks! Your work is truly amazing!!!

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    stargzr
    April 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    So beautiful!! Feels so sunny, airy, calm. That’s a room that I’d never want to leave. What amazing transformative work you do!

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    designdreamer
    May 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Yup! Pretty sure this the picture that I saw (somehow) when I came back to catch up on your blog. It’s just beautiful!!!! Love it!!!

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    shelley ann cox
    May 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    You are amazing and I cannot stop looking at this room. The before and after are a stunning transformation. And I love love the cabinets in teal. I first started reading your blog when you were building the kitchen (how many times did you sand that floor?) and I loved all of your work. The green was never my color but now with the teal you can officially invite me to move in! Great work.

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