Today I’m excited to share a little tour of our kitchen and updated breakfast nook with you lovely people. But let me start off by saying that if you’re looking for a perfect, magazine worthy kitchen this is not it. Not even close. What we have is a cozy little kitchen in a 1980s fixer upper. The ceilings are low, the space is limited, and our sink desperately needs replacing. And even though it’s not my dream kitchen, we make it work and I’ve come to love its quirky design. I’m also sharing our bright and sunny breakfast nook, which has a new snazzy sign and a few other fun changes.
So after many months of eyeing this vintage inspired grocery sign, I finally caved and let myself buy it. I literally walked out of the store with the cheesiest smile ever. I adore this sign and it works perfectly it in this spot. I found mine at a local shop, but if you’re wanting one for yourself I’d suggest keeping a close eye on Decor Steals—they offer this sign on a flash sale from time to time.
This bakery sign was a DIY project I did last year when we didn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on decor. You can see the full tutorial here. It was super easy, you don’t need any fancy machine to do it, and it was practically free. Free is always good.
I finally moved my chalkboard out of this spot and replaced it with these wire baskets. I found these at Hobby Lobby, but you can find them everywhere. I love the contrast of the black baskets and the white planked wall.
If you’re curious about the shiplap, aka planked wall, head on over to this postwhere I shared the step-by-step process. I did it all myself, it was my first time even using a skillsaw, but I did it and I still have all 10 fingers. Winning!
This wall separating the living room and kitchen is on my to-do list of things to tear down. It’s a load bearing wall and will definitely be a big project. I’m hoping it isn’t too far off, but for now it stays safe from the sledge hammer. Lucky wall.
This island was something we had custom made not long after we moved into our very first home about 8 years ago. I’ve loved it ever since. It works perfectly in our kitchen now, especially since we don’t have a lot of space to work with. If you want to read more about it hop on over to this post.
See that big, white box over there in the corner? That my friends in an intercom system. Yep, we have a working intercom in our home. Not only does each room have a wall unit like this, so we can talk to each other, but it also plays the radio–which makes it easy to have spontaneous dance parties. You guys know I’m a sucker for vintage and I’d say this is definitely vintage. It’s actually one of my favorite things about our home. Plus the intercom works with the doorbell, so we can talk to anyone waiting at the front door. Pretty snazzy stuff. And very 1980s.
I hope you guys like this little tour of our updated breakfast nook and kitchen. I absolulty love our breakfast nook area, we’ve put a lot of work into over the past year, however I always find myself hesitating to share the kitchen because I know it’s not much to look at. But I’m a firm believer in loving the home you have and being grateful every day. Sure it’s not huge, I don’t have a big farmhouse sink with butcher block countertops, and the ceiling is only 7 feet high, but it’s a cozy little kitchen that’s full of laughter, dance parties, and sweet memories–and that’s all we need. I hope this inspires you to love the home you have, even if it’s not perfect. Perfection is boring anyway, right?
Thank you so much for stopping by. Let me know if you have any questions, I always love hearing from you in the comments. And I’m trying to get better about linking my sources, or similar products, for any of you that want to create a similar look. This handy-dandy slider has all the goods: