It was time for some changing and rearranging in our breakfast area, no 2 ways about it!
When we first moved in I plunked this tapestry from our old house on the wall and called it a day.
The black buffet I purchased soon after and although I love it there I felt like what was above it wasn’t doing it justice. So I set out to spruce it up!
I think the Capri Sun and other miscellaneous items really help with the
“Before”-ness of this picture don’t you?
I fell in love with these canvas botanical paintings which I discovered hanging high up on the wall at my favorite local Farmer’s Market. I waited and waited until they went on sale and then snatched them up.
But, as much as I love them, they still weren’t quite right on this wall.
So, they found the perfect new home in another room.
You will just have to wait to see where they ended up though!
When I saw these rattan lamps in the Clearance aisle at Wal-Mart, I knew they would be the catalyst to creating a fresh new look for the buffet.
I have always loved rattan lamps but they are usually super expensive.
These were only $13 each!!
I wasn’t too crazy about the orange-y tone they had though!
And is it just me, or do they look like they are actually 2 different colors?
I saw their potential though and after a quick coat of paint in a dark espresso color
they began to take on a new life.
Their crowning touch are these gorgeous French Script shades that I found, once again on Clearance, at Hancock Fabrics for $13!!!
$13! Can you believe that? There are some similar to them at Ballards that run up to $80 each.
Not bad for a total of $26 each, don’t you think?
Of course, I couldn’t stop there, now could I?
I moved this mirror in from another room and with the addition of some blue and white transferware plates, this entire wall took on a much brighter and more cheerful look.
So much better now!
I added my favorite cupbard-door-turned-tray and a grouping of glass decanters for some sparkle.
And do you notice something new over the door to the right?
I found this piece at a consignment store and knew instantly that it would be the perfect addition over the door. I love how it gives the effect of a transom window.
I have big plans for this door as well but that will have to wait for another day!
This is how it looked the other evening as the sun began to set.
3rd time was the charm, wouldn’t you agree?
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It's All Connected says
I’d say you got that one perfect! ~ Maureen
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing says
Just gorgeous my friend…I absolutely love the new look! Great deal on the shades too, WOWZA!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Absolutely beautiful Vanessa!! I love the shape of that mirror and you know your blue plates are a favorite of mine! That pic with the sun coming in, stunning! Martina
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
PS- I was so excited seeing the new look the wall got I forgot to say great lamps too:) Martina
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Vanessa, I love the transformation of your wall…beautiful! The lamps and shades are gorgeous and the blue and white transferware really lightens everything up. Thanks for linking to the Open House party this week.
Beautiful pictures! I especially love those lamp shades and those botanical paintings. I am curious to know where they ended up in.
That’s a very nice “after”! I love those new shades. Wish I had a Hancocks Fabrics near me.
Your new lamps are GORGEOUS, Vanessa !! You chose the perfect shades, too. They truly complete the new look for your table … beautiful vignette and LOVE the plates and new mirror, too. You are on a roll, friend !!
Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says
Great find on those lamp shades…they are gorgeous!
Fancy Frugal Life
Love your transformed space! Those lamps are to die for!!!
WOW! That is a really great transformation. It looks so much brighter and it has a “richer” look to it, don’t you think?
Love your transom above your door, too. Nice job all the way around…okay…and so what did you do with the tapestry?
Betty Sneeringer says
What a nice change you made – very nice! A suggestion: place one small blue item on the tray or somewhere there.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
The mirror was a great way to go, Vanessa! It really does bring more light in and I like the reflection in that last picture. I just picked up a script lampshade myself this morning! : ) Walmart ~ $7.67. Nice size, too. I’m so glad these can be found at an affordable price! I also like how you followed the curve of the mirror with the plates.
Debra @ Common Ground says
What a cool difference. really updated and “spiffy”! Those lamps are amazing!! xoxo
Love the lamps!!!
Where do I begin? I just love the lamps…especially in their new espresso color. Those lampshades absolutely look like something from Ballard. I love the “transom window”. I have something just like that, but it’s a mirror. It’s in a closet just waiting for some inspiration on where to use it…and I think I just found my inspiration. Love the new look. It’s really gorgeous and amazing how a few changes can make such a huge difference.
Very pretty Vanessa. I really love the lamps and shades and the entire vingette that you’ve created.
Super deals! You’ve made the ordinary now extraordinary!! Love what you’ve done!!
White Whimsy says
Love the new look and what beautiful lamps. It all looks gorgeous.
Renewed Upon a Dream says
I love the new look! Especially those plates on the wall (so pretty!) and the lamp shades! Such lucky finds!
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says
You are lucky I don’t have your address or I would take those shades right out of your house 🙂 Not really but really, wow, what a deal!!! Looks fab!
Olive Cooper says
You made every detail count and it all works. The shades are special.
I’m going to my WalMart and complain…I’ve never seen those lamps! The shades are perfect, it’s all perfect!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Great change, Vanessa. The lamps, mirror and plates work perfectly together. Thanks for sharing at wow.
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says
It was pretty before, but the space is really striking now! Love the brightness of the plates in contrast to the rattan lamps …perfect combination! And I am just crazy about the script shades!!! 🙂
Whitney Cosgrave says
Looks amazing! Love the before and after contrast pics.
Brayton Homestead Interiors says
wow- how lovely- love what you have done- the lamps and shades are perfect in your beautiful room…
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Everything looks just fantastic! Perfect amount of the dark brown on the lamps, by the way.
Everything looks fantastic, i love those French inspired lamp shades.
What a beautiful set up.
Dawn @ Redbird Cottage Art says
Beautiful! I love what you did with the lamps and the piece above the door!
What great finds and I love the transformation my friend. You are a decorating/transforming queen! I love the lamps at Walmart, I almost picked up some the other day. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the door. 🙂
♥ Sonny ♥ says
score 2 times~! lamps and shades.
Love how they turned out and yep they look super expensive now that you’ve worked your magic on them..
Wow, love those lamps! They look beautiful! Great finds and it looks so nice with the mirror and the plates! Can’t wait to see what you do with the door!
Honey at 2805 says
Ooh La La! Your vignette looks terrific! The lamps and the shades are just terrific!
Thanks for linking your creativity to Potpourri Friday!
Inspired by you says
Love it! I’ve got to go to Hancock’s and see if they have any in my area.
Cozy Little House says
Love, LOVE, love it!
Heaven's Walk says
You’ve got talent, girl! That turned out so sweet! 🙂
Cottage and Broome says
Love it, it is amazing how a few changes can transform a spot! Your redo looks wonderful, thanks for sharing, Laura – Cottage and Broome
Stuff and Nonsense says
what a simple and lovely transformation
in your nook
(isn’t ‘nook’ a delicious word?)
love the rattan lamps
and that gorgeous fabric
thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!
Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano says
Wow! I love those shades. And I LOVE the after picture!
Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas says
Wow! This is a great transformation! I love it! The lamps are perfect! The mirror and the transom? AWESOME!
Lou Cinda 😉
Butterbean Row says
Fabulous job at a beautiful transformation. I love the lamps and shades and all, but think that the pretty blue plates take away from it. Like it is too much. Just my 2 cents. :o)
All the best,
It’s amazing what some decorative accessories can do to change up a space! So much better!
Charm, indeed! Nice makeover. 🙂
Wonderful changes! I love the mirror and the lamps. You have a nice decanter collection too. Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!
miss flibbertigibbet says
Love the changes! The plates are great (from a plate lover) and the touch of blue adds a lot. The mirror will look great at Christmas draped with garland…hint, hint! Love your blog and love the new Sally List idea. Blessings…..
Stuff and Nonsense says
just wanted to let you know
that i’m featuring your darling lamps
at fridays unfolded this week!
Good Time Charlie says
Just gorgeous little vignette you created! Thank you so much for sharing.