BEFORE: it was a dark taupe up top and sort of a candy apple red down below and it just never wowed me.
AFTER: so now it is Lenox Tan up top (same as the dining room) and Cottage Red (also Benjamin Moore historical) down below....the new red is a darker more country red, not sure if you can tell the difference in the picture or not but it looks way better to me in person!....I am standing at the kitchen sink taking this picture, that is bar countertop you are seeing in the foreground.
Here are a few more pictures of the breakfast nook:
My most primitive piece is this old stepback cupboard.
The drysink is really old too, probably 1800's.
I'd love to know the age of these chairs....I bought the table in one antique shop and the chairs in another....I found out that the table was common in the twenties and thirties but these chairs are so interesting to me and I know nothing about them, they seem really old.
I'm taking this next picture from the family room....the kitchen is painted taupe and I think it works nicely with the new tan, I just didn't want everything the exact same color....and the little hallway, as we call it, is the same sage green as the family room, there's two bedrooms and a bathroom on that side of the house.