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.
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. 😀
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.
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.
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…
And now it looks like this…
That’s quite an improvement, right? 🙂