SURPRISE! YOU’RE GETTING A BONUS REVEAL!! With the Sun Room 99.9% complete, it’s only natural I find a project that sets me back a few steps. Enter the Breakfast Bar – my brilliant idea to create an eating area while also making an awkward space functional. As someone who doesn’t have her meals at the kitchen table (I’m more of a sit at the coffee table kind of girl), I was annoyed with myself. Of course I wanted a dining area now that I didn’t have space for one!
So I improvised, turning an empty wall into the perfect place to eat, work, and enjoy the view. I’d been toying with the idea of mounting a table beneath the window ever since I moved in. Ideally, I needed something without legs due to the baseboard heater. (You East Coast-ers feel my pain!) This seemed like the simplest and cheapest solution. Did I mention the materials cost less than $50?
1 – 21/32 in x 18 in x 6 ft Pine Board $29.15
3 – 11.25 in White Brackets $5.47
Total Cost – $45.56
If you don’t have the tools to cut your board to size (I needed mine to be 5 feet long), ask a Home Depot employee! They’ll make any cut that is a foot or more. I installed the brackets 18 inches apart just below the window trim. (Make sure to use anchors for added support!) After sanding the board, I applied two coats of white paint and three coats of water based polyurethane before attaching it to the brackets with screws. And voila – instant breakfast bar!
Installation was the easy part. Now I have the task of designing the space to function as more than just a plant shelf! So I’ve partnered with my friends at Joss & Main to put the final touches on the Sun Room. The plan? String lights, directors chairs, and ceramic pieces to help the room feel layered and collected. (Like the inspo photos above!) With only a week left in June, the goal is to have everything completed by July 1st. *Fingers crossed everything arrives before then!* Stay tuned for the full bonus reveal!
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