Monday, January 28, 2013

DIY breakfast nook and Ikea stool lime green update

So this whole idea started with my co-worker. He asked me if I wanted these stools his wife wanted him to take to the Goodwill. I took one look at them and knew what I wanted to do. Ever since we bought our house, I've wanted to do a "breakfast nook" in our kitchen. Our kitchen is silver, black, wood cabinets, white/cream countertops, with hints of lime green. This ment to me- I knew I just HAD to make the stools green.

So first I painted the stools green with spray paint. Boy where they brightly colored. It was tough, because it was a tiny bit winding out (being winter and all), but I got them both painted (one can each, though I could of probably had one more can and gave them both a greater coverage).

Then I thought- I want some black to be a part of the chairs, so I decided to wrap the X part of the chair with black yarn. Boy was it a long process having to weave and wrap, but I slapped in some "Supernatural" dvds and I was set. haha

The hubs meanwhile, when to town with a board, brackets and a leg and made me a table.
I already made the wall art to begin with, so in the end, it all came together so nicely.

I also had these cute green mini sprite glass bottles, where I dressed them up with leftover fabric!

I am in love. To be honest, I think this is my FAVORITE DIY project thus far.
Believe me, this process was fairly cheap. Just the cost of wood, paint, yarn and the brackets. Super fab!
Anyways, I love it and so happy it came together so nicely.
Happy DIY!


  1. this is the cutest little nook! such a perfect little space, and love the bold green color on the chairs!

  2. This is an absolutely adorable space! So versatile and useful, and now I want to go make my own... thank you for posting this! =D

  3. Your breakfast nook is so darn cute. I love the colors too. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!


    1. thanks for stopping by from the throwback party!

  4. I plan to do these in my new home. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What is the tabletop made from?


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