Breakfast Nook

An underutilized breakfast nook is updated with a storage bench and new furniture, transforming to the heart of one family’s home.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and in our kitchen, the Breakfast Nook definitely makes that true. Before, this under-utilized space featured a bay window and a small round table. We maximized function by adding a built-in bay window seat storage bench, which serves as a hiding place for our small appliances. We built a cottage-style table by using the wood from our picnic table and added even more seating. Now, this is the space where we eat dinner every night, do homework, and play games as a family.

breakfast nook projects

Click the photos below to explore our breakfast nook project by project.

Breakfast Nook source list

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Wall Color — Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Ceiling Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Eggshell
Trim Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Semi-Gloss
Flooring — Read my dark hardwood floors post hereSimilar Look Here
Trestle Table — no longer available, similar here in Graywash
Chairs — do not recommend, better source here
Iron Chandelier— here
Oil Painting — My Grandfather
Storage Bench — Read how we built it here
Bench Cushion — made locally, similar here
Gray Fringe Pillow — here
Grid Pillow — here
Ivory Pillow — similar here
Striped Pillow — similar here
Bamboo Shades — here


Wood Bead Chandelier — here
Cottage Style Table — tutorial here
French X-back Wood Chairs — similar here (stone vintage)
Wood Plate Wall Shelf — no longer available, similar here