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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Make the Most of your Space

This post includes some pictures from a small breakfast area in the kitchen of our daughter and son-in-law's house. It is a cute space with a window...and used to be less functional. We all love the new look and extra space-hope you do, too! Lauren likes traditional style, as do I; so the "before" space included long panel draperies at the window...and, it was always "a problem area"- seating for 2, maybe 3, at best.
So-for Christmas...Santa and his elves "remodeled" this area to be "user-friendly" for more. Dad, aka "Bobby's Workshop" built benches...and Mom (me) made boxed cushions for the benches, a new and improved "tailored" board mounted window treatment, and new pleated panels for the double window over the sink. The result: a cozy nook to seat several...but, clean-up is simple because nothing is attached. The benches and table slide out of the way for mopping..., and the covers have zipper closures for easy removal and cleaning. The table is small but, with a formal dining room only steps away, serves its purpose for casual meals for the Donofrio family....and maybe Honey and Poppa once in a while.

1 comment:

  1. We love our space and thank Santa and the Elves for making it work! We have so much more room and the benches are really comfy!