Sharing my European Inspired Breakfast Area and Hallway Reveal for the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.
This post is sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
Hey guys! It is finally reveal day for the One Room Challenge and I am about pooped. Before I go any further, I just wanted to say thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting this challenge and to ALL my wonderful sponsors for collaborating with me and helping me make this space possible. That last sentence was a total run-on sentence. Haha. Anyways, I have been inspired by European interiors for like forever and when I walk into my kitchen I get those soulful European vibes. I just wanted to make it happen…so I did. When I decided to do the one room challenge I planned on completing my WHOLE kitchen, eating area, and kitchen hall, but the challenge got to me and for my sanity and health I had to scale it back. I am so happy that I have something to show you today. If you want to see before pictures of my space, you can see it, HERE. During week one of the challenge, I shared three potential vision boards for my space. This is the one I decided to go with. Let me know in the comments if you think I did this space justice.
Are you ready? It may look like not much changed due to the paint color being similar to the previous, but a lot has gone down in this space….TRUST ME! We haven’t eaten a good home cooked meal in weeks due to all the chaos in this kitchen.
Countertop and Backsplash
I ripped out the square rooster tile backsplash and replaced them with clay subway tile for an organic classic look. I like the look of traditional subway tile but I wanted something a little bit different, I did not want something trendy nor did I want what everyone else had. I bought my tile at my local ma and pa hardware store and I have no regrets. It was a headache to install, but it was worth it in the end. To keep cost low, I decided to go with a concrete countertop. Once I pulled the tile off the countertop (see before pictures of the kitchen), I discovered that the countertops did not match and laying concrete over it was the most inexpensive, yet aesthetically pleasing choice for us at the time. I love how worn and soulful it looks. It adds that much needed “natural” element to this space.
Glass Cabinet Storage
Guys, I have a crazy amount of beautiful dishes and glassware. I buy it all secondhand from thrift stores and estate sales. We do use them on special occasions and since the shelving unit on this wall (the cream colored wall) is larger than the green one, I thought this would be the perfect spot to house my collection. I added a few home decor pieces to jazz up the shelves.
The bench we had since the beginning of our marriage. In fact it is the only thing that we have from that early on in our marriage. The table was a Facebook Marketplace find that I begged the mister to pickup for me. I originally wanted to use it in my office, but my plans changed when I moved it into this space. The bentwood chairs was a secondhand purchase by my mom and given to me. She loves to support my secondhand addiction. Thanks ma!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen me post before and after pictures of this vintage Italian Toleware Chandelier. I spray painted this piece and applied gold leaf to it add depth and to give it a more “aged look”.
I had this rug for a couple years. I used it in my rental dining room, see HERE. It was purchased from Wayfair and is just a Persian reproduction rug. I thought about purchasing an authentic Persian rug for this space but quickly changed my mind since I still have little kids who are messy eaters.
Oh gah, where do I begin. Again, if you follow me on instagram, you probably have seen my journey through picking out paint colors and sampling them on the wall. In the end, I ended up partnering with Thomas Mach Interiors who carries Farrow and Ball. I asked Thomas for a handful of colors (mainly neutrals) and the colors I did not think I was going to go with, I ended up choosing. I really wanted a dark green black but the color Green Smoke ended up winning due to the contrast against the fireplace. It seriously a color worth drooling over. The cream color, Clunch, shocked me the most. It reminds of a milky color. I found Farrow and Ball easy to use and it did not require that much prep work. I just want to express my thanks to Thomas Mach, for checking in on me to make sure I haven’t lost my mind and for answering the hundreds of thousands of questions I had for him. He is honesty the best and I had a pleasure working with him. You can check him out on Instagram, HERE.
Watch my video reveal on this project and hear my thoughts on everything, BELOW!
Before I even knew what color I was going to paint my cabinets, I already had my hardware chosen out. I knew that I was going to mix and match the hardware in my kitchen. I feel like my kitchen is busy enough without it, so I wanted something simple, but matches the character of the kitchen. I also needed oversized hardware for my large drawers. Thankfully, Liberty hardware had everything I was looking for and they believed in my vision and helped me make it happen. I used these burnished antique brass pulls and these wooden knobs painted to match the cabinets.
I never thought to switch up my light switch plates or outlet covers until I started working on this space. Since I a brass hog, I ended up choosing these brass switch plates and covers from Nostalgic Warehouse. They complete the space and they make the switches and outlets newer versus dated. #gamechanger
Here is a shot of the space from living room. I love how it looks and that light fixture is the perfect accessory to get people talking!
We have a hall in our kitchen that leads to the laundry room and garage. Normally, I would include a photo of our garage, however, our garage door is currently being repaired! It has been getting stuck for some time now and boy has it been frustrating! Not being able to get into the garage is so annoying and is such an inconvenience. You don’t realize how much you keep in your garage until you can’t access it properly! It seems to be jammed shut somehow and my husband maybe thinks a spring is loose or something which is why it won’t open at all. We have contacted a garage door repair specialist that we found on https://1stgaragedoor.com and we are waiting for a replacement part to arrive. I cannot wait for it to be fixed as I miss being able to open my garage door at the press of a button. Anyway, our hallway needed some sprucing up and was well overdue for a coat rack, so I whipped out my power tools and went to town. I also wanted to rewire some lights to make the hallway brighter so had to borrow my friend’s right angle drill because some of the plugs were in hard to reach places. But, it was all worth it because the hallway looks even better now!
For the hall, I kept it simple and used Farrow and Ball’s, Clunch, on the walls and doors which was sponsored by Thomas Mach Interiors. Since the doors are solid wood I used the Modern Eggshell finish on it. It is the same finish for the cabinetry. On the wall I used the Modern Emulsion finish which is like a rich matte finish.
The yellow tufted bench is from Lamps Plus and I originally got it for the eating area, but everyone in the house likes it here. It is honestly one of the most comfortable seats in the house to lounge and lay on. Thank you Lamps Plus for working with me.
Antique Brass Door Knobs
The door knobs are all vintage reproduction hardware from Nostalgic Warehouse. They have been so kind to have sponsored basically all of my door knobs and locks in my home. I love how the small details make the house feel more like my kind of home. The knobs used in this space is this one and this set from Nostalgic Warehouse’s, Grandeur Hardware line. They are also extremely easy for anyone to install…trust me!
Antique Brass Coat Hooks
Both the coat hooks and door knobs were sponsored by Nostalgic Warehouse. You can check out the tutorial on how I DIY’d that coat rack, HERE! That rack has been life changing and I am so happy I finally made it.
I took an antique headboard (from the early 1900’s) that I hauled all the way to Texas from North Carolina and cut the legs off to make a chalkboard. We have no use for a full size headboard this grand and I refused to give it away, so I thought it would make the perfect addition in this space.
Well guys, this does it for me me and the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge. I am out of it and will probably sleep the next few days away. I hope my reveal was everything you thought it would be and thank you to to all of my sponsors for believing in me and my vision. Thanks to all followers for all your support and for cheering me on, it truly means a lot to me.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY SPONSORS