I hope everyone is doing well on this lovely Tuesday! Today I have put together a post on the progress of our Morning Room. I am continuing the Beach Coastal flow from the Family Room through the rest of the first floor rooms.
The Morning Room in our house is the room just of the kitchen.
The name Morning Room sounds so very exciting to me. I picture someone smoking a pipe in a lounge type setting while drinking a fine wine, and reading some amazing novel! But unfortunately, we don't smoke pipes or have much time to read amazing novels, however, we are available to drink a fine wine ;-) So, we opted to use this room on a daily basis as an eat in kitchen area. I know, sounds so boring when I put it that way!
So here is the room freshly painted by the builder...
And when we just moved in
(off to the right where the windows are).
Here is the Morning Room now...
I am thrilled with how far it has come! Let's take a closer look!
Here, you can see the frame outs of the windows, the new bamboo blinds from Overstock.com, and the wall treatment we did.
The chandelier is from Pottery Barn. I had been wanting the canning jar lighting since they became available, so I waited and waited until it was on sale and then I snatched it up! The table and chairs are from our local Haynes Furniture Store. I fell in love with this table when I saw it because I was looking for a table big enough to host get togethers for all of my family and friends. This table has 1 more additional leaf (not in this pic) so that it will seat 10. It has already gotten some use during family functions and birthday parties in the past few months! The 6 x 9 ft. sisal rug is from World Market. I managed to pick it up for $99 smackers!
In this room, we opted to go a shade darker than the kitchen and attached family room. The color in this room is Quietude by Sherwin Williams.
Here is a better shot of the wall treatment!
I still have to purchase bar stools for this side, but I just wanted to show you another angle of the horizontal stripes on the wall.
A Closer Look at the Accessories...
I purchased the jars and filler items, except for the starfish, at Home Goods. I know Shocker, me at Home Goods ;-) The starfish and table runner came from Marshall's.
The vase filler and starfish in this photo came from Marshalls and the coral came from Kohl's (well technically it came from our friend's wedding reception, when I asked where she purchased them from, she made me take two of them home). Yippee!! I might of been a bit happier than the hubs since we had to carry them along the beach back to our hotel, he he!
I'm thinkin' every beachy room needs a telescope, right? This telescope was not really in the plans for this room, I got it for my son for Christmas at CVS for $20. I know I am a bit of a cheap skate :) He doesn't really use it much, maybe because for a $20 telescope, you can only see the trees in the backyard. No, I'm kidding, but I figure since it is just sitting there, it might want to chill out in the morning room ;-)
A close up shot of the Chandelier lighting.
A few things left to do?
I found both of these oars, wait for it,........at HomeGoods ;-)
I have already started sanding one of them down. I don't know which direction I want to take them in yet. I may try to keep the darker navy colored combo and just switch it up on the lighter oar. I was also thinkin' to do a white wash on them and bring in some of the turquoise or chartreuse color with a stripe or two on each. Oooh, I just don't know yet!
Also, on both sides of the windows, I want to build some shelves inspired by this picture that I found on Pinterest...
I love the look of aged wood or barn wood against silver(in this case metal brackets).
The store where I found my ladder, Everything Vintage, Co. In Toano, Va, now has a room specifically allocated for barn wood. They must have known I needed some barn wood, so they prepared a whole room just for my one shelf. So thoughtful, lol ;-)
I think I know where I will be headed this week!
If you have any questions about the wall treatment or trim work, my next post will be about the behind the scenes process, from the "how to" on the wall treatment, to the process of the trim work around the windows and the entire entry into the morning room!! So, don't forget to pop back in and check it out!