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Renovating with Paint... BLACK Paint!

What happens when you have your breakfast nook painted black? Well, let's just see...

This was the breakfast nook in a sweet cottage house shortly after moving in (thus all the boxes).


Blinds, burgundy walls, linoleum floors, and LOTS of boxes. This area had so much potential, even in the midst of the mess.

The plan...

1. Add depth to the space with an accent color around the large bay window.

2. Rip out the dated linoleum flooring that was beyond repair and replace it with a wood or wood-like flooring.

3. Replaced the damaged door (not pictured above) with a new door and paint it to match either the molding or the accent wall.

4. Let the light all the way in by taking down the blinds (don't need them) and repairing the holes from the hardware.

5. Have all the trim repainted white to complete the look.

6. Add storage with a hutch to the left of the breakfast room table.

And now – here is this glorious breakfast area today!

Oh, yes Y’ALL!!! The blinds are gone, the burgundy wall is now BLACK, and this space invites you to come sit a while and get cozy!

Here are a few more views for your makeover enjoyment.

We ended going with a black, white, and wood scheme that has lightened up the space, but still feels cozy. We've tied in the wood with the flooring, the hutch in the breakfast nook and the bar stools in the kitchen.

The black is on the accent wall around the bay window, we brought in two additional chairs to the breakfast room table in black, and painted the new french door black to complete the look.

Here are all the details and sources...

Paint Colors:

  • Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black on the accent wall and door

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray on all other walls

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White on the trim

Flooring: Nucore by Floor & Decor in Coffee Oak

Lighting: Lowe’s Home Improvement

Door: Home Depot, painted Tricorn Black

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