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?
Thanks so much for joining me today at the Fence,
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