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:

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

    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
    Wildly Original Round Up linky party is open!

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

    --Katie

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

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

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

    :)

    Linda

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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. :)

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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. :)

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

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

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  18. So Great!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  19. 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

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

    xo
    Myric

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

    Tanya :)

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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  24. i am a sucker for a bistro set! adorable!

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

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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

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  31. Hi, Anne

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

    Vanessa

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  32. 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

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

    Jody

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  34. Love the crate come chair, what a lovely little nook

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  35. 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.

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  36. 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.

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

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  38. Everything looks wonderful!What a great space.

    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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

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

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

    XO

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

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

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  44. 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

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

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

    gail

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

    Jody

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  48. 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/

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