Ok, I think you know by now how much I really like the dark woods.
This next project is of an Idea i had for my kitchen. That nice dinning room table doesn't look so nice with all that clutter on! And I would really like the dinning table to look elegant at all time. Soooo, I thought that the idea of a breakfast nook in the kitchen (which was originally there before last owners refinished kitchen). The last owners replaced the kitchen nook with cabinets... To me, they filled space that now looks out of place.
Instead of a small table (no room for chairs and table) I wanted a floating breakfast Bar. I have never built anything like this at all so I took very small steps at going about this project.
I went to Lowell's and found the perfect wood, 1.5x1.5x8', and had them cut it down to small 2' long boards. The wood cost me about $10.00 all together. I played around with different designs for a hour or so and out came the wood glue. I glued and I glued until my little heart was content. One of the pictures show the beginning stages of the wood glue drying, set on top of the counters we will rip out.
My kids have a brand new breakfast bar for a total of around $40.00. Can't beat that! And it looks great.