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part 02 — breakfast nook diy: space makeover + small dining room ideas on a budget

breakfast nook makeover

For part 2 of the breakfast makeover, I focused on the space — adding texture and pops of color.

p.s. If you missed part 01 where I diy-ed + sourced furniture for under $250, hop over here to see the process + links for the furniture flip table and chairs


The wallpaper is temporary peel & stick — I went with a small print with a white background and yellow flowers to add a subtle pop of color. This print is the ditsy floral print from Tempaper.

the door

I painted the door grey to add some dimension and depth to the space. I made sure to sand + prime to eliminate scratching. I used graceful grey by behr, which is the same color that I used on the trim in my coffee bar. This helps pull the color through the space and make it feel cohesive.


The trick to these curtains is using pleat hooks to create pleats. I love these panels from Ikea (the ikea ritva 118′) because they’re an amazing texture, great creamy color and super affordable. I installed this gold curtain rod with acrylic finials which I’m in love with. I used some gold curtain rings from target to hang them.

round rug

I swapped the rectangle rug for a round one to visually create more flow in the space. Plus, I went with a rug from ruggable, which is machine washable. Perfect for easy cleanup after inevitable food messes in this space. This grey ombre rug ties in the grey from the trim and the creamy colors from the wallpaper and the curtains.

previous ◀︎ part 01 — breakfast nook diy: furniture flip table and chairs

next ▶︎ part 03 —

SHOP THE SPACE — breakfast nook diy space makeover

I'm Cara, the designer & diy queen behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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