Inspiration: Breakfast Nooks

The Nyla Blog

Hi, gang!  I know it’s been like F-O-R-E-V-E-R since my last blog post.  It really has, and shame on me for being such a slacker over here.  Gosh, I’ve missed you!  The big, fat excuse truth is that this whole closing process on the new house turned out to be a giant bowl full of stress plopped right on top of all of the other year-end madness.  I’m telling you, friends, these “renovation” type loans are a pain in the ol’ rear end, and had I known otherwise at the time (I was told that it was our best option), I would have just purchased the house and worked out the renovations later.  Geesh!

Oh, and I do have another pitiful excuse for my absence, while entirely true…you see, I have been soooooooo blessed to not have caught the standard Minnesota cold for the past couple of years (yay!).  Well, I must be long overdue because I now have this horrendous, beast of a cold, with a bark of a cough that I’m convinced has scared the mice into seclusion (I’m happy to report that we have had no little visitors for quite some time now).  Oh-oh, and I’m so stuffed up that I can’t smell or taste anything.

Case in point, yesterday, I decided I needed a $5.00 cup of tea.  A bit of a splurge, I know.  Keep in mind that I debated for a good two hours on whether or not I was going to spend the money on a totally unnecessary cup of tea.  I decided it would make me feel better, so I dragged my sniffley, watery-eyed, barking coughing self out of my office and down to Caribou and made the purchase.  I was so excited once I made that crucial decision only to take the first sip and realize that I couldn’t taste it whatsoever.  *Sigh*  So, you see, I’ve gone into hiding until I’m a little more presentable and am able to make better decisions!

Aside from the craziness, Christmas was wonderful, and the Lord has continued to blow me away with his goodness over the past year.  Truly.  I don’t have enough space here to even begin listing all the ways.  Despite the intricacy of our rehab loan, we closed on our house right on target, and now the fun begins!

One of the things I’m really excited about is our little, built-in breakfast nook.  You can see a picture of it over {here}. This weekend, I will be sanding, priming and painting this little treat into what I hope will be the perfect fit for the rest of our kitchen makeover.  I’m thinking I will be painting it a combination of a cream color with espresso accents.  I’m not entirely sure yet, so I started looking for some inspiration, and here are a few of my favorites…

Simplified Bee

Decor Pad

Do you have any favorites?  Feel free to send them my way at lovelyscribbles@gmail.com.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

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