The fun thing about living in a fixer upper and being overly obsessed with home decor is that you’re always dreaming about the next home improvement. Whether it be big or small, there’s always a project on the horizon. Always something to get excited about and look forward to. Now I realize some of you may not feel that way about home renovation, but it sure gets me jazzed up. Really, I literally have dreams about my house and what project I want to do next. I know, I’m a weirdo. But we all have our issues, right? Well I’ve been dreaming about updating our cozy breakfast nook with a new chandelier for a while now. The light I had in there was actually a DIY project that cost me a whopping five bucks, which was all fine and dandy, but I was ready for a change. So I’ve been searching for the perfect chandelier for about two months now and I finally found it. Plus we also got a new table and chairs, so this space has a whole new look. I’m excited to share a little tour of our updated breakfast nook so let’s get to it!
It’s amazing what a new table and a new chandelier can do for a space. I always tell you guys that changing out old light fixtures is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update any room and it’s definitely the truth. This new chandelier has made such a difference in this space and I absolutely looooooove it. It has an elegant, yet vintage feel to it and that’s exactly what I wanted.
This light comes in three difference sizes, but I went with medium and I think it fits perfectly in here. There is a bit of distressing, which you know I love, and it has an antique French vibe to it that I think is really unique.
So you might remember that I sold the table in our dining room and I was searching for weeks to find a new one. Well I couldn’t find anything I loved that didn’t cost a fortune, so I moved the table we had in the breakfast nook into the dining room. It actually fit perfectly and I figured it would be easier to find a smaller table for the breakfast nook, so I began the search. I ending up loving this Antique White Dining Table from Pier 1 and I was all set to buy it. But first, I did what I always do before buying anything new and I went to Craigslist. I typed in the description of the table I wanted from Pier 1 and guess what happened? The exact same table popped up! And it was in perfect condition and only $100. Plus it included the four matching white chairs. AND it was only a few minutes from my house. Can you believe that?! I was in shock. Talk about a lucky find!
The chairs and table have an antique finish with light distressing. I love the creamy white color and it’s a great size for this space. I just can’t believe I scored this all for $100.
I’m so happy with our new and improved breakfast nook. We spend so much time in here as a family and this little space is definitely the center of our home. I just love it. And it sure has come a looooong way since we moved in two years ago. (You can see what it used to look like in this post.) It just keeps getting better and better. And I think the lesson here is splurge when you can and save when you can. I splurged on the new chandelier and I saved big time on the table and chairs. And really, that’s how I do a lot of my home renovations–search out Craigslist before you buy anything new! That saving really helps offset the cost of new fun things like pretty lights and decor.
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