Monday, August 31, 2009

Breakfast Room Transformation

A little history - dear hubby has his own house. The house is in desperate need of repair. The Brinkley Bungalow has been in his family for 3 generations, but hasn't been lived in for 3 years. Still decorated the same as it was 40 years ago. (Except for some black lacquer furniture he moved in back in the 80's or 90's - we won't discuss this - it is too scary.) Anyway, I think it will become our "final" home when the kids are in high school or college. It has good bones and is paid for... so, that is the plan.

About a year ago, I decide to remodel a room every quarter. However, the breakfast room was dragged out over a year. My hands are in too many pots with kids, job, art, etc. I set a small budget, but ended up costing about three times the amount it should have. Enough said here it is.



Here was my initial inspiration

(Country Living)
But after reading the Daisy Cottage blog, I new I wanted red in the room. She has red through out her home and it is beautiful . The Brinkley Bungalow has the same front porch and look to it.

Then I found this photo and I had a vintage screen door that I use in my art festivals. So, I had someone make the casing for the cabinet.
(Cottage Living photo)

Purchased our anniversary numbers from My Sweet Savannah
Dishes - Target $35 for 4 place settings

Made the curtains above from cotton dry towels.

Need more accessories and a table mannners painting and it is finished.

Now I need to focus on all the other things in my pot.... KIDS, ART and WORK ( in that order).


The Labensons said...

It looks beautiful! Not surprised you did such a fantastic job!! Love ya.

mystele said...


Simple Sage said...

Hi Tammy, checking out your blog, and I like what I see! Thanks for your comments on my upholstered headboard. And the bedside lights in my master are from Pottery Barn, and they do have them in bronze!

Shannon said...

BEAUTIFUL! Your breakfast room looks like something straight out of a magazine. I love it! The red is beautiful!

Struggler said...

I love this - how wonderful that you can take one room at a time in this home. There's nothing wrong with projects taking longer than expected; life is totally like that! It's beautiful and hopefully you agree it was worth the wait.

Daisy Cottage said...

Absolutely wonderful! You did a fabulous job!
I love it all!!!

Happy New Year!


Awesome girl said...

oh my gosh i love your blog so much and you look so pretty i am soooo jelous why do you have to make me feel bad by being so pretty and so awesome in style i love your blog soooo much

Brandi Evans said...

found ya from Mystele's blog .. what a lovely space you have here!

Adore this creation!!!