Breakfast Room Reveal

Well, folks, it’s time for the breakfast room semi-reveal! The breakfast room has been “in progress” for months. It’s not quite finished {lacking window coverings}, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to show you the progress that we’ve made! :)


Don’t gag, but this is what the breakfast area looked like a few years ago. Yikes!

We finally finished the window seat by following these basic plans.

Isn’t the cushion beautiful?!  It’s from CushionSource and I couldn’t be more impressed by their customer service and the incredible quality of the cushions!

I haven’t exactly decided how I want to accessorize the window seat cubbies yet, but my vintage Pyrex will do for now.  After a wild goose chase all over town, I finally found pillows for the banquette at Pier 1.

The detail is stunning!

{aqua, yellow, red…love}

The freshly redone dining chairs are perfect along with the vintage Wilendur tablecloths that I recently found at a local antique shop.

You can see how we designed the sides of the window seat to fit over the baseboards.  Since we don’t own our house yet, we didn’t want to do anything too permanent. Both the window seat and cushions are in two pieces, so they can ultimately be used together or separate.  Woot!

For any before and after lovers {you know who you are}, this is for you!

That’s a wrap, y’all!  We are loving the breakfast room…especially the super comfy window seat!

Please go check out Cushion Source for all your custom cushion and pillows needs!   I love this company and can’t recommend it highly enough to you!!

I hope y’all have an incredible week! Go make something beautiful today!!

I’m linking up to:  Transformation ThursdayShow And Share DayThe Best DIY Party and Thrifty Decor’s Before & After Party

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  1. LOVE it Myra! The red chairs are awesome!!! ;) Great color scheme-all my faves. ;)

  2. I LOVE this!!! You did such a great job-and I adore that Pier 1 pillow-so fresh and bright!!! xoxo

  3. Jennifer says:

    Love how bright the room loves. Especially love the pillows! Your wild goose chase paid off, they are perfect.

  4. LOVE!! And trying to figure out a modification to use in our new house. Really need you to come visit!! :)

  5. It looks beautiful Myra! Love the color scheme! So bright & cheerful! Also LOVING the window seat!

  6. It looks so fresh, beautiful, summery, and inviting Myra! Well done :-). LOVE those Pier 1 cushions…what a great find!

  7. Simply gorgeous, Myra!! The color scheme is stunning!

  8. I absolutely love it! What is the wall color you used? Love that as well.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! :) I love the red and turquoise (that’s is all over my home too). And I see you found your turquoise amish butterprint… you said you would love to have a collection a few blogs or so ago. ;) I am so envying your window seat. We have our patio doors there in our house. I love that you made it so it is not permanent. You are one smart cookie! Thanks for sharing!

  10. It looks beautiful! Love the fabric on your bench! Great job!

  11. Wow, great job! I love the window seat!

  12. What nice work!! love how it turned out :)

  13. I love this!! I love your color choices so much!

  14. WOW! Very, very nice! I’ve never been one to use saturated color in my own home like in your “before” photo so I truly love the lighter look you now have on the walls. I usually do my own sewing projects but I might have to keep the info for the Cushion Company…just in case I don’t feel like doing the project myself. Very cute! Two thumbs up :-)

    • Thank you Connie! I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I was into such crazy saturated colors. I’m much happier with lighter and brighter. :)

  15. Big pat on the back!! Beautiful, stylish and just a little different…love it all….enjoy all you time in there :)

  16. I love your changes! What color did you paint the walls? It looks perfect, the color combination is beautiful!

  17. It’s beautiful! Makes me want to stop over for breakfast!

  18. awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so cool to see you featured at the Inspired Room :))
    Myra, this space looks great!

  19. Those red chairs and the bench seat are incredible! Can I come over for coffee?

  20. LOVE it! You’re so talented!

  21. Wow, Myra, what a huge change & it is to cute now! I love the details on the window seat, the fabrics & colors are yummy. Great, great job my friend!

  22. I LOVE the Lyre Back chairs and soooooo glad you kept them….. And I am loving on that vintage pyrex… I think my mom only had the orange and yellow, but the color on yours is up my alley.

  23. It looks so nice! I love the window seat 7 the red chairs. You must love sitting in there for meals. Lisa~

  24. Love your breakfast room! I also love that bicycle art!

  25. Love your kitchen reveal! I love the red in your decor. It is such a happy color!

  26. Wow I love the contrast of colors and patterns! It’s very bright and inviting. Well done! I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today.

  27. Love the room! I have the same pyrex bowls that belonged to Rex’s mom. They were produced about 1960 from what I have read.

  28. Wow, what a difference! Yeah, those colonial blue walls had to go. :) I love the red chairs especially. I am a new subscriber…your gorgeous green desk is what “got” me!
    Rachel :)

    • Thank you Rachel for your sweet comment! :) That gorgeous green desk is one of my favorite pieces…it goes with everything!

  29. Myra, I want you to know that this post saved my sanity! :) I had started to think I had a screw loose, because I just couldn’t solve a decorating dilemma.

    Honestly, I have been looking IN VAIN for new throw pillows. I needed some new ones in several places, principally in my living room. And I’ve looked and looked. . . even went to Pottery Barn, prepared to pay full price. . . and I just couldn’t find what I was looking for. Then I read this post, got off the computer, and went straight to Pier 1. They had EXACTLY what I wanted–in fact, there were several different ones that would have worked, and I got to stand there and think, “Hmmm. . . do I prefer this one or this one?”

    So I may be crazy, but it’s not because of throw pillows. Myra to the rescue. Thank you!!

    • YAY! Girl. Seriously, the wild-goose-chasing-escapade just about killed me. HA! I’m so glad to have helped you out! xoxo

  30. So Myra…am I just getting this now? You have done this beautiful re-do of a home you’re renting? Wow!

  31. The colors are so cozy and comforting and I am amazed by this before and after!
    New follower!

  32. Very, pretty. I love the color combo.

  33. Myra girl, you have a new fan (c: I love all your ideas…especially because I’m a renter, too and it’s so hard to work around not being able to do big changes! You have definitely proved me wrong about not being able to pull off a huge impact in a rental space, bravo! It looks fantastic! So glad that Kate featured your project!

    • Aww, Aubrey! I’m so glad you found me!!!! ;) Yes, it is tough to decorate because I want to do all kinds of crazy stuff, but I don’t want my landlady to have a heart attack! :) Your comment made my day!

  34. You did a wonderful job Myra…I’m going to check the tutorial for the window seat out…I have been looking for a good one. Thanks for sharing and have a marvelous Sunday:)

  35. Well done! Love the pyrex bowls tucked under the bench…are they really from the 50s or 60s?

    • Thanks Jennifer! From what I’ve researched, the Pyrex is from the 50s and 60s…I’m totally addicted to the color and pattern!

  36. Beautiful! I love the colors, and your cute vintage pyrex dishes are perfect in those cubbies! Great job!

  37. It looks amazing, Myra!! I love it! Off to check out the cushion source…LOVE the chairs, too, by the way!!

  38. FanTAStic, Myra! I had so much fun looking at all the little details! I’m in love with the cushions. And the color combo! Gah! I love it all!

  39. Beautiful!

    I’m curious about the bicycle art on the right wall? My husband and sons are avid cyclists so it immediately caught my eye.

    • Hi Lisa! Thank you for your sweet comment! :) I found that bicycle art at Hobby Lobby last year on clearance. I’ve seen other bicycle art there recently too! :)

  40. Hi,
    I have those chairs. They and the table that matches were my first big furniture purchase about 25 years ago. The table is a console table – one half of the top folds over the other half and the front has a false front that looks like a desk or console table. The part that folds over is finished on both sides It also has 3 leaves. I really love what you’ve done with the chairs and wouldn’t mind changing the colour of mine (also have a captain’s chair) but the table though fairly plain would be a big job. I haven’t done any refinishing in 20 years and arthritis has taken over. But you never know. I read all the blogs and you guys make spray painting look so easy (th0ugh I suspect it isn’t). :-)
    Great job!

  41. Very crisp and clean lines. Love the cushioned window seat.

  42. I love love your breakfast area! Love the red chairs and that window seat! :)

  43. This is so lovely. I hope you don’t mind a silly question… Have you had any issues with the low windows? I’ve been wanting to do switch to bench westing for a while! But can’t figure out how to ensure my husband or sons won’t lean back and go through the glass. Any ideas?

  44. Hi, I have an odd question. I was reading on another blog ( a comment of yours how you made the cushion from foam from home depot, yet here it says you bought the cushion?

    • Hi Jaime, That comment was by a girl named Jill. My name is Myra. I think my window seat inspired her to get the foam and create a cushion herself. Mine were provided by Cushion Source. I hope that clarifies it a bit! :)

      • Oh duh, it says inspired by! Well, thank you for the inspiration anyway, I’m looking to build my own nook/ window seat so the links to the cushion and plans are awesome!

  45. It’s beautiful! The colors are so cheeful and sunny!
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