Additional Seating Needed

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I had dead space and needed additional seating in the kitchen/dinette area for family and friends.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
This is the area that I wanted to make the breakfast bar.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Went to a local salvage store and purchased my materials for less than $25.00. Scrap laminate hardwood flooring, formica countertop, trim, and old porch post.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Removed hardware, doors and drawers.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Attached laminate floor boards and trim.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Cut formica countertop to size. Cut porch post in half and attached all to existing countertop and floor.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Primed wood and counter with a light grey paint (chalk paint).
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Painted wood white (chalk paint). Sealed painted wood with soft clear wax, 2 coats, buffing between coats. Painted countertop with craft metallic paint (white, black, dark grey, light gray). Sealed with three coats clear gloss wipe-on poly. I did three coats, lightly sanding between coats.
  • additional seating in the kitchen, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Happy with the results. Total project cost me under $100.00

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