Monday, March 15, 2010

Le Chateau des fleurs, Breakfast Nook spring makeover

So i already decorated my Fire place Mantel in January, HERE, more pictures HERE. I thought it was time for the Breakfast nook.... 




So here it was yesterday...



Here today...





First, the table...Bunny, glass container, faux stained glass frame, Birdhouse and spring flowers...


This little bunny came with a purple bow, i changed it for a white...




Now for the buffet...








This little Angel was 5 years outside, cleaned it up a little bit....but it still looks weathered not muddy...





I bought those frames, Hand painted them gold, crackled coat, white paint on top.....The post cards are from Paris. In Paris, Showing affection and kissing in public is normal...people do not get offended. If you go to Paris, be prepared to see a lot of kissing. LOL.






A pillow on the floor? I like it Mommy...


You can see the Mantel from the Breakfast nook...Perfect...




Tutorial on Stained glass frame.


See this cute frame....

First i got a frame at a Thrift store, i like the details on it....Painted it white, then i sanded it...


Then at a Craft store i bought Faux Stain glass led. It is adhesive on the back...You just take off the tape.
Stained glass paint...Gold Sparkle and Crystal clear here. I used the gold.
A tool to smooth the led....Use glove too. The sharp edges of led can cut.


Have your design prepared on paper or your head. Apply the led, cut with scissor to fit.
Paint and let dry.



 I Put a hanging thing in the back. The cord is solid but when i hang it, i cover it with ruban and a bow.


Cute!  You can also ask your builder to give you an out of reach window and do this. Or do it on your Bathroom window for privacy... 




61 comments:

RosieP said...

Wow, how different it looks. I love your ideas.

Hugs RosieP x

Julie Harward said...

I like all the changes..that is fun to do! Love the pretty things on the table and the buffet, you are a crafty girl for sure, good job1 ;D

Prior said...

what a great bunny, like the white bow, the whole nook looks wonderful! Lezlee

fairmaiden said...

Looks beautiful. Your home is stunning...that mantle impressive. I love that weathered buffet and you did an amazing job on those frames. I don't have the patience to do that, I just want to go buy it already. I know I would love Paris and all that kissing...I'm such a hopeless romantic. xxoo~ Fairmaiden

Tami said...

What an adorable home your have love your decor. Found your blog via Live.Laugh.Make Something and so glad I did...I am now a follower.

Have a beautiful week!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Frenchy,
Love all your vignettes, so pretty. The stained glass little window is my favorite and will use the tutorial.
Oh and it's all true about the kissing in Paris...great images.
Bonne soirée

Kissed by an Angel said...

That looks fabulous!!! I love everything!! I particularly love the leaded window you made - it look brilliant!!!
xxxx

Blondie's Journal said...

The vignettes on your table, buffet and mantle are very sweet and spring~like. I do like your stained glass window. Thanks for the directions. It's beautiful!

xoxo
Jane

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi I seem to be having trouble commenting on your blog (I think)
xxxx

Tracy said...

Love it!! The frames are awesome. Thanks for the tips, you crazy, creative woman!! :-)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

gorgeous!!! ...and with a wonderful tutorial!Thanks so very much for sharing,,,, I want to make one of those windows!

xoxo

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for following my blog! :) I'm glad you like my toile wallpaper...I just LOVE it! I fell in love with it instantly when I saw it on Ebay.
Oh, I would like to be friends too. :)
Did you go back and see my entire kitchen makeover...if not, you should take a peek...the before photos just don't look a thing like the after! :)

Kelly said...

I love that birdhouse! More like a bird chateau!!!!
Thanks for the tutorial that looks right up my street!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

The stained glass frame is super easy to do and you can make one for each room with different colors and style. Very cheap. Great gift too...:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The changes are lovely. I did notice your beautiful slip covered chair. Love it!!!!
I am going to try the stained glass technique. It is really beautiful!
Yvonne

Janice said...

You have inspired me. When the workers are done in the basement, I am going to have them come and paint all of my ceilings light blue on the upper two levels. We already have bright blue ceilings in my front room and I have been debating about what to do with the other ones--knowing I wanted color and leaning toward blue but not sure. Anyway, thank you. And my house thanks you as well. (I like light colored, walls in most cases and I love painted ceilings.)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You go Janice!!! Eternal blue sky in your home :)
Love ya
Frenchy

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love your centerpiece. The flowers and cute little bunny looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Lenore said...

Very much enjoyed your table top display with the cage and and the growing bulbs....very beautiful home and enjoyed your tutorial.

Denise said...

Really enjoyed all your photos today, love the frames you did with the crackle.

Liz said...

Lovely vignettes! Love the stained glass idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

~Liz

Connie said...

Very nicely done! It looks like spring in your breakfast nook. Love the stained glass!
Very creative!

Kaysi said...

Wow that looks great! Your dining room looks like it came straight from a magazine

Miss Janice said...

Love your Spring vignette on the dining table and I also love the sideboard cabinet. The room is beautiful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Everything looks just wonderful! BRAVO! Anita

Victoria said...

I saw that same bunny at Steinmart and I almost bought him! I love your faux stain glass idea, it looks amazing!

The Stylish House said...

There are so many good ideas in this post! I like the birdhouse as the table centerpiece and your crackle frames turned out very nice.
Cathy

Janean said...

i've used the stain glass products and they ARE great, but never thought to use it on a picture frame...mmmmm.

your breakfast nook is perfectly springy, indeed!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your mantel is so petty. I love your vignette and the one you did on the buffet is gorgeous too. Your buffet is a stunning piece of furniture. The frames turned out beautiful. Your stained glass is so clever and along with the bunny, birdhouse and plants is such a lovely spring centerpiece. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love your cottage instinct! What a lovely blog you have...glad I happened upon it. So many beautiful treasures! Thanks for sharing! Coralie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Thank you to all..so glad you like it :)
frenchy

Madelines Memory said...

Your house is so lovely. You and I have the same taste in decorating...only your house is so much more put together than mine for sure.
I love the toile...so pretty.
Again, your family is beautiful.
Enjoy, Dana

Lana said...

Definitely spring-filled now! LOL about all the Paris kissing!
Hugs, Lana

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great touches!
Rene'

Diann said...

Everything really looks very nice! thanks for the little tutorial! I might just have to try it!

Bella said...

Nice job with the faux stained glass window.. I like the vignette with the paper whites and rabbit.. sweet! Bella

Sherry said...

Your home is beautiful. And I love your centerpiece!
Come by my blog and enter to win Rachael Ray bake ware.
Thanks!
Sherry
www.thecharmofhome.com

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your room is so beautiful! A wonderful Spring! I love the idea of making faux stained glass!

R. said...

I just found your blog! Love it!! I love your high end Parisian style! Thanks for the inspiration.

www.rachaelsblossoms.blogspot.com

chany tzera said...

Adorable home, beautiful, so pretty Chany

Kiki said...

Wow Frenchy...everything you do is SO gorgeous!! Fabulous!! I love the birdhouse and all treasures!!
Kiki~

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Thank you for all your comments :)
LOVE
Frenchy

Room to Inspire said...

Simple and lovely Spring touches! Your home is so beautiful. Thanks for linking this up to Be Inspired as well!

Chelsea

Fifi Flowers said...

AMAZING what a few items will do to a room... ADORABLE furry one too!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So little and simple ideas that creates another view. Such smarty.

TY for sharing...

Debbie said...

What a great touch! I love all your little vignettes you have. Those chair slip covers are very lovely too, I have never seen ones like that here!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful room. I love everything, and the new Spring touches are wonderful.
Karen

Carrie said...

Beautiful decor ideas!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Debbi, i think you can get those slipcover chairs on Ebay. You only need 2 for each side of the table. I got them a long time ago at Target.
Love
Frenchy

Susan said...

Your changes are absolutely beautiful. I love the little bunnie and the cherub!! You have really great style!

Atticmag said...

All your vignettes are lovely. You have a great vision. Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. -- Jane F

Lori said...

Very lovely!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

stefanie said...

love it...and the stained glass looks soooo real!

Shannon said...

These are all wonderful. I love the display, and the detail on your dresser/hutch thing. The stained glass tutorial is helpful. I have all the materials to do that, but I had changed my mind, and this gives me another good idea. Thanks for sharing this!

Hope you will stop by next week for my Bring In The Spring Party. :-)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I was admiring that sweet little window on your table. I'm so glad you shared how you made it! Did the frame come with glass and you just took the back off?

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day at My Backyard Eden!

Sherry said...

Your home looks lovely all dressed for spring. The little window turned out great! I am in love with your mantle display.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Frenchy,
That's a monster of a square table I love it. Wish I had the room in my diningroom for one like that. Tiny little diningroom. Tell me about the floor in your DR? Is it real slate it looks great.
Have a great day.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ok...love the buffet, love the arrangement on the fireplace, love the arrangment on the table. Love it all. You really have "the eye" for decorating. I'm going to have to follow you. :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

The floor is Cobblestone in the DN. I have wood, cobblestone floors everywhere.

Sherry said...

Really pretty! Love the crackle frames with the French couples. Very chic.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love all your little changes...made for a big change.

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