With the table gone out of the kitchen, the kitchen looked huge. I wanted an island bar. I have two really nice bar stools that never get used. I priced built island bars, I looked at furniture pieces that could be converted, I searched Pinterest, I thought about making my own out of stock cabinets.......Then, like a lot of projects happen....I was out in the garage and I see this window that I had purchased, but done nothing with. I had pallets and some scrap lumber. I had time!
Measure, Measure....was the window long enough to use as a top to the bar, was the pallets tall enough for the bar stools? OH my gosh....Yes! Lucky me!
First, I worked on the window. I knew this would be the biggest decision making problem. I wanted to use the Gallery Glass paint on it. I had to come up with a design. It took me a couple of days to resolve....
A cross with a star and horse shoe. Since, my window had two panels, I did them in reverse. Then, to put the bar together...Hubby helped me on this project! He doesn't usually, I don't know how I got lucky! I didn't take any before paint pictures. What is wrong with me? I found a chalk paint recipe using Plaster paris and mixed up some red and some turquoise. I painted the red first and then topped with the turquoise. Last step was to wipe it down with a walnut color stain.
I had ran down to the dollar store for something and saw this cute baskets. Perfect for holding dish towels and freeing up a drawer. I only have 3....One had silver ware, one cooking tools (packed) and one for dish towels. I got to rearrange some things...Excited about the small stuff!
The bar stools are getting used now!
The window had a grove on each end of course for sliding up and down. I used some old cowboy rope to fill the grove. Last step will be to mount the horse shoe for a towel holder.
This gives me a LOT more moving room in the kitchen!
And the table works fine in the den!
Evidently, Maggie loves to be in the pictures!