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Budget Friendly Eating Nook Reveal

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the first few days of FALL!

The weather here in NY has been perfect,

cool in the mornings, breezy, crisp & sunny in the afternoons.

My boys are back in school & projects are finally getting done.

We have been in our house for 2 1/2 years & I still have lots to do.

Can anyone relate?

I decided when we moved in that I wasn’t going to rush,

the truth is we couldn’t afford to do everything at once.

That actually turned into a blessing because it encouraged me to be patient(which isn’t easy:)),  more resourceful & creative.

So finally,after all this time I finished my eating nook.

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook Reveal

I splurged on these Madeline Chairs from Restoration Hardware


saved by reusing THIS settee & painting our thrift store kitchen table.

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook Makeover-City Farmhouse

Thrift Store Table Before

Thrift Store Table After-Total cost with chalkpaint $38I used Anne Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Country Gray.

Better right?

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating NookNo rug yet….

maybe when my boys get a little older:).

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-ASCP Country Gray

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-Boys Art on Walls

You can see the boys art hanging informally to the left on cloths pins.

It makes them so happy to see it on display.

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Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-City Farmhouse

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-Feather Bed SetteeI made a feather bed for a cushion with a washable cover for easy cleaning.

This was more cost effective than having a custom cushion made.Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-Into Dining Room-City Farmhouse

 The chalkboard hutch was a steal at $60.00 from a local thrift shop.

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-RH Chairs & Thrift Store Table

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-RH Chairs

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-Thrifty Makeover

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-New Eating Nook-View into Dining Room

You can click HERE to see my Dining Room Reveal.

Create Style Without Breaking The Bank-RH chairs What have you been working on lately?


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My hope is that this course will help you to slow down and find the joy and beauty in the holidays.

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Have a beautiful week!

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  1. Totally fabulous! Quick question about the cushion on your settee. Where did you get the feather bed insert, and does the cushion tie to the frame at all, or is it just resting on it? I have a wicker loveseat that needs some attention, and this looks like the perfect cushion fix!

  2. Looks fabulous. Great job on the table, I love it paired with that bench/settee. The feather bed cushion looks like the perfect spot to settle in and have lunch.

  3. I really love this nook! The look is perfect and gorgeous! Question – what color stain was used for the chairs? I really like the color/look of them. Do you have a post on how you re-did them? Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Jennifer, I bought them from RH, the link is in the post. I love them to pieces. Thank you & I hope this helps! Jen

  4. I adore this little eating area! The pillows are my absolute favorite!!! It looks so perfect & cozy!! I noticed what looks to be children’s art work in the back ground…. I would LOVE to see how you display the art work! My little girl just started kindergarten and its crazy the amount of art work she gets on a daily basis and I would love some ideas on how to display!!

  5. Wonderful room. Wondering how you like the chairs from R/H? I’ve been thinking of purchasing chairs from them, but was disappointed with bar stools so am hesitating. Your chairs and table go so well together, really love those pillows too.

  6. Hi!
    Coming your way via Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday.
    I can not get over the versatility of RH’s Madeleine Chairs! I have them in my kitchen as well and could not be happier. They add the perfect balance of rustic and classy at the same time.
    Your thrift store table turned out gorgeous. The finish is perfect for the rest of the room. Nice vision and end result.
    Thanks so much for sharing. I am always looking for inspiration.

  7. It is such a pretty, soft look. I love the table and hutch, especially the chalk board detail. The color of the chairs is really beautiful. Enjoy it. Great job.

  8. Jen, this nook looks great. I love the idea of a settee loaded with pillows at the table and good for you taking your time to enhance your home.

  9. I love your eating nook, especially the bench seat looks very inviting. I could totally see myself sitting her having some toast and a coffee and reading a magazine 🙂 Great job

  10. Question, did you use AS Soft wax to seal you table? If so how is it holding up? I recently used it on my night stands but hesitate to use on my dining room table

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