so, i’m in no way finished with this room, but this is a sneak peek at the beginning stages of my cozy little breakfast nook, just off the kitchen. i painted the walls with two coats of rust-oleum’s black chalkboard paint, but i’m almost too in love with the color to actually chalk them up! the clock was a beechwood modern find from the crate & barrel outlet store for $15. the big ‘v’ is from hindsvik’s vintage etsy shop.
here’s the ‘before’ photo.
i also took my white bentwood chairs (4 for $25 on craigslist) and painted them a shiny coat of black lacquer to place around the vintage knoll tulip table (the table and four knoll tulip chairs were just $150 on craigslist — the chairs are around my dining table, to come).
chairs, ‘before’ black lacquer paint.
there’s also a built in storage and shelving unit, where i’ve displayed my mixed collection of new and vintage white and cream-colored ceramics and serving pieces.
still on the decor agenda for this room — a metal, industrial rolling cart i also found on craigslist, that i plan to adorn with a ton of potted herbs in all shapes and pot sizes. that will sit at the far end of the room near a sliding glass door that looks out onto the private terrace, so there’s lots of light for the herbs to grow and thrive. kind of like this idea, below from lonny magazine. more to come!!