Mark F.
Mark F.
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  • Green Bay, WI

Additional Seating Needed


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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  • Desiree Ladd
    on Nov 19, 2015

    That's pretty cool!

  • Allinthefamilysingers
    on Feb 10, 2016

    i love this idea for your kitchen. it wont work in mine WISH I COULD THINK OF SOMETHING FOR MINE TOO. KEEP THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING THEY R CONTAGIOUS. THANKS SO MUCH DHALL

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