{renovate} a nook makeover

Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend? Full of fun holiday activities, I hope. I think we're long overdue for a kitchen update, so today we're going to take a look at our nook!

We didn't do much to this little room off the kitchen -- it didn't get demoed. But, since we're updating the kitchen, it got a little makeover as well. New ceiling (the old one was cracked), new moulding, painted floor, painted walls and painted ceiling.

Remember the old room? Very yellow .... which is never bad, but I was a little sick of it. 

And here is is today!

Here are the built in shelves, before. And a glimpse at the ugly old linoleum :).

And after a coat of bold and sassy navy blue paint. Both the ceiling and the shelves are Benjamin Moore's Black Ink, which is the same color as the inside of the front door. Even though I usually paint ceiling flat, I went with an eggshell so the light is reflected off the ceiling -- I completely love it. I sort of did this on a whim one weekend -- trust me, we have so much to do with the kitchen, that I didn't really need to add to the list -- but I'm so glad I took the time to do it.

Want to see a few more photos?

 Just a few more things to do this room, including:
- base moulding
- small rug
- curtains
- new chairs -- I'm already on the look out for something a little smaller

As for the rest of the kitchen, Chris is busy installing trim. It's looking so good! I'll be back with more of that soon. 

Have a great day friends!


  1. Love it! The color on the ceiling is such a great look. And painting the inside of your built-in really updates it...great job! Can't wait to see what kind of chairs you get:)

  2. Ooooh, so exciting! Our dining room has been yellow for a few years and I'm over it now too.
    Lookin' great!
    Hey, btw, what kind of fridge is that?

  3. Goodness, I love this friend! And that light...WOW! GREAT WORK!!

  4. Love love love the navy blue in the built-in. It makes those white shelves really stand out. And speaking of navy blue, wait until you see Nugget's room ;)

  5. I love that color! The ceiling and built-ins look great.

  6. Looks fabulous Jenn, love the colors and the dark ceiling is to die for! It really makes your light fixture pop! Can't wait to see the other details you are cooking up in there!. Must feel great to have your kitchen finished (but for the trim...) Enjoy!!!

  7. I love seeing this room/kitchen area come together! I am DYING over that ceiling! Such a simple and inexpensive way to liven up a room:)!

  8. I love the power of paint! That is such a beautiful color. It looks amazing behind the shelves and on the ceiling. I have been thinking about Ben Moore's Hale Navy for our office, but I might have to rethink that one, now!

  9. You're definitely right about the light reflecting on the ceiling paint! So pretty!

  10. Love this little room! One of the great things about older homes is the little nooks! The moulding and chair rail look great! Love the light fixture too! :)


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