House For Six

Breakfast Nook Plans

Deme Crinion6 Comments
I know.  I just posted our Spring Project List and the breakfast nook was not included.  BUT, as I was digging through my craft closet yesterday, I realized that I had almost everything we needed to make over this little breakfast corner....which happens to drive us bonkers. 

It's certainly not terrible, and the huge windows make it one of my favorite spots in the house... 

except for the vertical blinds (pushed toward the corner in the pic above) that are constantly getting caught up on the window handles and are sporting a couple of missing slats...

or the rectangular table that's too big for the space and has one side that slopes down.  Of course there is a magnetic pull drawing my 3 year old to that side and it's always a fun little game to see whether or not his meal will slide into his lap....

or the green walls.  I love green, just not this green....

and the ceiling fan.  Am I the only weirdo that thinks it's strange to have a fan over an area with food?  I just forsee napkins and chips flying off plates.  I may come to the light once summer hits, but this room actually stays really cool throughout the day.  Awful in winter, but hopefully perfect for summer.  Maybe??

When we first moved in, I grabbed a couple of duvets from eBay to replace those pesky verticals.  I also snagged an L-shaped rod from IKEA, and a couple cans of paint from Home Depot.  And have done nothing with them over the past couple months. 

The only thing I didn't have was a solution for the table.  I knew I wanted something round and had the potential to seat five. 

Yesterday I made a quick trip to IKEA while the kids were in school, and picked up a DOCKSTA table (along with some storage/organization stuff for the front entry).  Can we say "game changer"...


MUCH better.  The kids can actually walk around the table without getting into a wrestling match with the blinds.  It's smaller but with less wasted space, and visually it's clean lines work much better with those busy chairs. 
We had a school space costume in progress on the dining room table last night and we were easily able to pull up an extra chair so we could all share a meal here. 

Since everything else will be painted or have a lot of color/pattern (curtains), I sort of wish those two coral chairs from our last breakfast nook weren't painted.  I like the natural wood of the other two chairs.  Do you think it's worth stripping them or should I just paint all four the same color?   I've also been keeping my eye on craigslist for another set since I have other areas where these could be used.  Decisions, decisions...


Thanks so much for reading! We would love to keep in touch!