A Tiny Breakfast Nook

My laundry and mudroom are nearing completion!!!  I'm so excited.  I've been waiting two years for my washer and dryer to be stacked.  When I discovered how expensive the plumbing was going to be, I came up with a new layout for the mudroom and laundry room which allowed me to move the washer to the side of my one window (instead of moving the plumbing, I moved the washer as far over as it could go and still be connected to the water lines) and gave me the ability to stack the dryer above it.

The best part of this whole process is that I wound up with a better layout than my original idea.  Now I have a lovely space for a little breakfast nook.  It has a view of my garden and is bright and sunny.  Later this summer I'll build a bar table to fit under the window but in the meantime, I've brought my bistro table and one chair inside.  I have an old crate that I'm using as a mini banquette allowing me to have another seat for anyone popping by for coffee.






I painted the top of the slats with a little bit of off-white chalk paint and then sanded it back off again to give it a time worn look.  I love it.  It's bright and sunny and I have a view of my back yard.  Oh, I said that already - can you tell I'm excited?!!  This is the first house I've owned that has no eating space in the kitchen itself, so I love having this tiny nook right off the kitchen. :)

I'm going to build a panel to hide the washer and dryer from view, same kind of panel as you would see hiding the sides of a fridge.


So happy :)

Have a happy and creative week!


49 comments:

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

It looks lovely! So nice to be able to look out to the garden, too.

<3 Christina
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
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Katie Goldsworthy said...

Yea! Love it! It looks great. I want to come have coffee there!

--Katie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Anne...I love it!...I love the slatted seat...you really made great use of that space!....An incredibly cozy corner...

Cindy said...

Hi, I'm following you via At the Picket Fence Bloghop! I love the chair, so cute!
XO Cindy

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I so love this little space. I'm heading over for some coffee. Should be there in like, um, 15 hours or so ...

:)

Linda

Eclectically Vintage said...

I don't drink coffee - but that wouldn't stop me from pulling up that crate to chat! I can see why you're so excited!!
Kelly

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Anne it's so lovely! Keep me a cup of coffee, will you?

Nellie's Cozy place said...

How nice.......looks lovely. I just
love the look of a bistro table and chairs, neat use for a banquette
too. such a sweet spot to have your coffee and breakfast, great idea to stack your washer and dryer. Couldn't
do that to mine cause the washer is a top loader..........
So fortunate for you your isn't!! lol

Enjoy your cozy coffee spot!
blessings, Nellie

Jenny said...

I want a little breakfast nook like that! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I'm already a follower :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Kimberly said...

I love this nook. :)

Garage Sales R Us said...

Love your style! I am visiting from Thee Blog Hop and I am a new follower! I hope you'll drop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

Robin

Tezz said...

It looks real nice! The perfect place for a coffee :)

Judy said...

That's beautiful. I am your latest follower via At The Picket Fence bloghop. Hope you will pop by and follow back.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love this nook. I would love having some coffee there and relaxing a bit right now, you know, just to discuss the details of the impending bathroom reno. :)

Michele said...

What a nice surprise that plumbing issues caused a problem to turn into a plus! You will surely get a lot of enjoyment from the space in its new configuration.

Nancy said...

Love, love, love your blog and I'm following you back. Would follow you any way, cuz your ideas are great and wonderfully executed. I'll be back. http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com Oh yeah, the crate bench is terrific. I'd twist your arm for it. :)

crosstown said...

So happy it worked out so well for you. The table and chair will be such a bonus.
Patricia

lynn said...

anne, your bistro set looks a lot like i the set i just found! your little spot looks so lovely-enjoy!

Estilo Hedónico said...

So Great!!

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xoxo

Sue said...

The bistro table/chairs looks wonderful all whitewashed and vintage-ified! What a nice place to sit and take a break while doing the laundry. :-) Sue

myric andreasen said...

Hi Anne! Your tiny breakfast nook is one of my favorite Monday Blues feature today. :)

xo
Myric

twelve-O-eight said...

Anne, what a wonderful space to enjoy, it turned out beautiful!

Tanya :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Ann! What an adorable little nook! I love it when I plan doesn't quite come together like you imagine but the end result is so much better than the original!

Jennifer said...

Anne, Looks like you have created the perfect spot to sit, relax and have a coffee. The view of your garden is a nice bonus.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a sucker for a bistro set! adorable!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh it looks beautiful. You are really so talented!!

Kelly said...

I love little bistro sets like that. Such a cute space in your kitchen now!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

This looks gorgeous - I can just imagine sitting their with a cup of tea and chatting with you, overlooking your garden. Lucky you to have such a great space!

Sarahx

Liz - Imageremix said...

Nothing short of perfect! How clever you are, especially because now you have a special spot that you love and enjoy. What could be better when it looks so sweet. What a great cafe set and that crate with the chalkboard makes me jealous! No wonder you are so excited about it. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas sometime!
Liz

Marcie said...

Would love for you to share this at my linky party!
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html

Natasha in Oz said...

That is such a lovely and welcoming space. I love the colours you chose.

I wish I could pop on over for a coffee with you!

Hope your week is fabulous.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Vanessa said...

Hi, Anne

I just love what you did with the table. It's lovely and I love the curtains. Have a great day.

Vanessa

thistlewoodfarm said...

Anne,

This is amazing! I love the table and chairs. But my favorite of all is that little seat with the view of the backyard. That's how I will always think of you....sitting on your chalkboard crate....smiling with a fantastic view of the back yard.

blessings,
karianne

Jody and Stan said...

Love your new bistro table and chairs. It looks so inviting, would love to sit and chat!

Jody

Anonymous said...

Love the crate come chair, what a lovely little nook

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Thanks for linking to cowgirl up and I love, love that table and chairs. They are gorgeous, and you have done an amazing job with your room.

Linda said...

Hello Anne, so very nice to meet you. I am your newest follower. Your little table and chairs are so cute. The space is lovely and cozy. I hope you come for a visit and follow along.

Olive Cooper said...

Cute table and stacking the washer and dryer always made sense to me.

Laura said...

Everything looks wonderful!What a great space.

Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It's a sweet spot for a cup of coffee and chat!

Cottage and Broome said...

Lovely redo. The table looks like there perfect place for a cup of tea. Have a wonderful weekend, Laura

Meg said...

Yay for stacked washer and dryer!! The little breakfast nook is darling. Love the little box/bench. So cute!

XO

pembrokeshire lass said...

Wow...just goes to show that sometimes our good plans can be improved by an accidental change! Well done and...enjoy! Joan

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

What a great space! I love the bistro set! So perfect for tat little nook :)

Anne said...

Anne,
Love how this turned out!The perfect spot to relax and drink your coffee.That table set is perfect.Love that cabinet too.
((Hugs))
Anne

Stacey said...

Looks great Anne - so pretty and inviting!
Love what you are creating!
Thanks for linking this week- Stacey of Embracing Change

gail wilson said...

love your little nook anne! I'm lucky enough to have my laundry in the dreaded basement. hahhaa

gail

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your new bistro space on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Beautiful!!

Jody

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

I love your nook and bench in particular, and think our readers will do also. May I invite you to come participate, and link it up at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/