While admittedly the wood table and black chair combo is pretty popular right now.
It turned out to be just the look my breakfast nook needed to bring it from dated farmhouse to rustic and refined.
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Before I sold our existing breakfast nook furniture, it looked like this.
But up close it was clear all the furniture had seen better days.
Since we sold our breakfast nook furniture on Facebook Marketplace well before we got our new furniture.
This was our temporary set-up I shared in the refresh plans using my office table and chairs from the dining room.
Here is the mood-board I shared with the look and vibe I was going for.
A look rooted in traditional style but with a balance of rustic and refined for a laid back feel.
The gold accents give just the right amount of shine to keep this space from going full modern farmhouse.
Breakfast Nook Refresh Reveal
And here it is come to life.
And I looove it so much! The best part is my husband and the kids love it as well (not always the case LOL).
While I’m smitten with the new look overall. There’s no doubt the new round pedestal table is the eye candy in this space.
From the beautiful (and heavy) pedestal base, smooth top, warm wood tone, and budget-friendly price. This table has it going on and I’m so glad she’s all mine LOL.
The simple black dining chairs that we went with (for a steal) perfectly compliments the wood tone of the table.
Not to mention they wipe down really well.
Plus like I mentioned in the refresh plans post my son unbeknown to me really disliked our old metal dining chairs. But he gave these two thumbs up.
Because of the position of our back door, I couldn’t do a full-size rug. But I was able to add this small vintage look Loloi rug from Amazon.
Once the new table and chairs were in place, our old thrifted loveseat/bench looked even worse.
Since I raised the money for the new furniture by selling stuff on FB Marketplace. We were able to replace the bench too.
Although at first, I wasn’t having much luck finding a dining bench I liked in my price range.
It was by a stroke of sheer luck I decided to quickly pop into At Home (first time in over a year!). To find this bench that was the perfect color and size.
Apparently, this piece is old and they only had the one left. So I was able to also get it under budget. To say I was excited would be a huge understatement.
To finish off the look I added two pillows from HomeGoods for some pattern and texture.
Our then dingy white coffee bar that sits opposite our breakfast table had seen better days.
But here’s a refresher on where we started. The craft paper is hiding a multitude of stains.
Here is the after with a new dark and lovely paint job. And some fun styling of the shelves.
Both Mr. and I are avid coffee and tea drinkers and so this coffee bar gets used several times a day. And I think the black paint with hold up better than the white.
I have a love-hate relationship with these shelves. They are not hard to style when I use the tips I shared on styling open shelves.
But, I can’t ever leave them alone LOL. I’m always styling and restyling them!
In the end, this heavily used area is so much more comfortable now! No more cold metal chairs, bumpy table, or dingy bench.
While there is more I would love to do in this space like paint the cabinets. We realize as renters that’s not always possible. And I’m ok loving this space as is.
Thanks for reading friends! Drop me a comment below and let know what you think of this update.