One Room Challenge: Breakfast Nook Final Reveal (Week 6) –

One Room Challenge: Breakfast Nook Final Reveal (Week 6)

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It’s been a crazy 6 weeks doing this one room challenge and I am so excited to share a final reveal of the breakfast nook which is built right into the kitchen. Here’s a round up of the past 5 weeks:

week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5

Here’s a picture I took last week right when my table was painted and the room was ready for styling. Tags still on the chairs. LOL.

Here’s the space when we moved into this house:

And here we are at the end of this 6 week challenge:

Here’s when we first moved our stuff in, the first week with all the mess:

Here’s today with a finished breakfast nook:

I wish I took better befores, but I just remember having bad morning sickness and was more concerned about just surviving another day. Blog pics were the last things on my mind. LOL.

Anyway here’s more of our newly finished nook!
birdseye view:

Our rug from Rugs USA didn’t make it on time so I’ll definitely share with you when it does come, but we had this rug for another space and thankfully it worked in this space for today. Remember our beautiful Nuloom rug that I wanted to have layered below? Well it didn’t look good layered with this rug so we just stuck with this one which you can find here.

The lights:

we went with these lights for the wall sconces from a recommendation from my friend Mysha here, and decided to use the same one to go above the sink. I totally love this light that hangs over our table which I got here. It gives a relaxed yet polished look and that’s one of my favorite combos!

The table:

I originally planned to go with white paint, but so glad we chose grey! I shared all about it in week 5.

the bench:

This bench was installed before this challenge but it looks so much better now that everything is done! This was an Ikea hack and perfect for life with kids. I am still in need of a customized cushion and will get to that soon. If you have used a company for this before, I’d love to hear your suggestions!

the gallery wall:

Isn’t this gallery wall everythang?! I know I keep saying it, but the colors and the creativity in Maren’s art makes my heart happy. It is the perfect view for my every morning cup of coffee. I shared all about it on week 3 and 5, and you can find all her art here.


The 2 hand-dyed indigo shibori pillows were a steal from Restoration Hardware. The white pillow with the printed dash lines are from Three Little Warriors which is actually from my friend Karla’s new kid line, but I thought it was a fun touch for the bench. The floral watercolor pillow is from my friend Jolie. Her pillows are so soft and pretty. You can find this pillow and more here.


I absolutely love these shades from The Shade Store. We have them here in both windows of the kitchen/breakfast nook and in our guest bathroom. They are such great quality and it gives the perfect natural touch to the space. Just like our light fixture, these shades also have the perfect combination of relaxed and polished.

table setting:

I pulled from the blues and pinks that’s found in the art and pillows. With touches of gold like the rest of the space. My favorite new pink plates are from Ikea and was a recommendation from my girls over at Classy Clutter. They have such fun styles! The napkins were purchased earlier this year and thought they would be perfect for this setting.

I shared all about our bistro chairs in week 5 and I am absolutely loving them! They are super kid friendly and so fun! Also, if you didn’t already notice, I shared both a 4 seated table and a 6 seated table setting through out the post. We got that bench from Ikea because in reality we have a big family and it was just more convenient to have more seating. This space has definitely been busier than our dining room lately and I am ok with that.

Hope you guys enjoyed our final share on this one room challenge! Let me know your thoughts or if I didn’t get any of your questions answered in this post. And thank you so much for going through these projects with me. I seriously appreciate you being here! Make sure to head to Calling It Home to see so many other awesome projects from some of my awesome blogger friends!

Finally a thank you again to these awesome people for their help:

The Shade Store

Maren Devine Art


Rugs USA (which should be arriving soon)

Jolie Marche

And a big thank you to the hosts of this #oneroomchallenge:

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  1. Reply

    This looks amazing Alma! Great job, I love all the colors you choose.

    1. Reply

      thanks so much Laura!The colors definitely makes the space a lot happier!

  2. Reply

    Looks fantastic and I imagine this must be the sweet spot where everyone gets together for family time! congrats on the makeover and now you get to enjoy it!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Tim. It is! Our dining room has definitely been less busy the past week!

  3. Reply

    This breakfast nook is so stunning! Great job!!

    1. Reply

      thank you! we are so happy with the changes in here!

  4. Reply

    So so pretty Alma! I adore the colors you’ve selected and you’re right, the gallery wall is EVERYTHING! I love your style and I know you will enjoy this beautiful space!

    1. Reply

      thanks so much Jenn!! We are already loving it too much and the mess proves it 😉 haha. I’m actually sitting here now having my coffee and about to go through the one room challenge finally!

  5. Reply
    Joanna Gick

    I absolutely LOVE!!! You nailed it!!

    1. Reply

      Don’t make me blush girl! Thank you!!! And I was just telling a friend last night how much I love loved your orc reveal!

  6. Reply

    I couldn’t wait to see your reveal and it everything I thought it would be! Amazing job Alma, it’s beautiful!

    1. Reply

      Wow thank you Kelly, that means a lot! I”m so glad you liked it!!

  7. Reply
    Cassie Bustamante

    alma, this is beautiful! i love the colors, love the lighting choices, flooring, everything! you nailed it!

    1. Reply

      aww thanks Cassie! I think my favorite part is seeing some color in here!

  8. Reply

    Alma, wow this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love how fresh, colorful and open this space has become! I’ve always wanted a round table with a built in bench! Bravo on a job well done! XOXO, Sarah

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the kind words Sarah! I’m a sucker for breakfast nooks so it had to happen in here!

  9. Reply

    Perfection! Every last detail, I’m in love with! My goodness, seriously I could go on and on and on! I pinned like every image you shared! I’m so inspired! Congratulations my friend!

    1. Reply

      Iris, you are the sweetest and most encouraging! Thanks for being such an encouragement and listening to some of my complaints in the process! love ya girl!

  10. Reply

    This is absolutely stunning! You guys did an amazing job … love the colors, too!

    1. Reply

      thanks Becca! I’m not gonna lie, so glad it’s over and we can just enjoy!

  11. Reply
    Dara | Hood Creek Log Cabin

    It looks so amazing Alma! I love your chairs and your gallery wall!

    1. Reply

      girl, that gallery wall makes mornings brighter for real! I drag my self to the keurig.. sit here, look up and smile from all the pretty flowers! lol. Thanks Dara!

  12. Reply

    this is one of my favorite rooms! it looks so beautiful! i want those chairs!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    1. Reply

      thank you thats so kind of you! The chairs are my favorite!

  13. Reply

    Alma your new dining space look amazing! What a perfect place for a sunny breakfast! Gorgeous!

    1. Reply

      thanks GF!! and yes, definitely embracing the sunny mornings lately!!

  14. Reply
    lauren | love lola

    wow!! how gorgeous! what a fabulous transformation!!

    1. Reply

      thank you! We’re having a lot more fun eating in a finished nook, that’s for sure 😉

  15. Reply
    Yuni Min

    ALMA!! I’m dead. You knocked it out of the ball park my friend. I actually love that rug in there. It ties all of the soft hues together and the gallery wall is just so beautiful!! I love everything… EVERYTHING!

    1. Reply

      thanks Yuni! I love that rug too! I had to switch it out though because the soft hues I’m sure won’t conceal those soon to come spills that will happen! I do already miss it but I also love the current rug so we’re good!I’m so glad you liked the space!

  16. Reply

    Seriously Alma this is beautiful. Perfectly styled, I love your colors and I think those chairs just make it. What an inspiring transformation. Incredible what you’ve done with that space. Xo

    1. Reply

      Laura, you’re so sweet! Thank you friend! And I do love the chairs too! The best part is they can be cleaned with an easy wipe down!

  17. Reply
    Deb, Seeking Lavender Lane

    Alma this space is so perfect! I love those chairs and that area rug and every perfect touch you have put into this space!!!

    1. Reply

      Hey Deb, thanks girl! It was a super fun project for sure but I’m glad it’s over at the same time. Haha!

  18. Reply

    I love every single thing!!! You had such a great vision for the whole house. That rug…is a favorite though!!?

    1. Reply

      Thanks girl! I love that rug too! It is a bummer that I had to take it out. I don’t think it will outlast my messy kids. LOL. I think the one we replaced it with will be a lot child friendly!

  19. Reply

    Alma, this is such a beautiful space! I love how bright and airy it is. This is definitely a kitchen I would love to eat breakfast in. Good job!

    1. Reply

      Aww thanks Jess! Airy and bright are my 2 favorite descriptions of a space! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  20. Reply

    This space looks great, and it’s such a huge improvement.

  21. Reply
    Kelly Marohl

    So obsessed with this design! The natural light in your kitchen is perfect. I love the bench seating and all of your mixed throw pillows.

  22. Reply

    Hello – This is beautiful. I am wondering if you can tell me the name of the swatch at The Shade Store you used? Thanks so much in advance!

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