Changed to two double hung, energy efficient windows installed through Sears….AND new pendant lights BohoHandyman installed with can light conversions.
We found a great deal on real copper sheeting and then had it fabricated to fit snugly over the new base of 2 layers of 3/4″ plywood….extending beyond the back to accomodate bar stools.
BohoHandyman took the back off and added bead board which I then stained to match(not seen in this photo) We experimented with different legs or brackets until I found the perfect thing at a consignment store.
I found this corbel but it was really wide so BohoHandyman sawed it perfectly in half and mounted the halves on either side of the buffet. Voila!
The center back I traced the stencil used on the seat and then painted it in, repeating it and then painting the rest freehand. Now we have 2 barstools like no one elses.
This is the kitchen side……I haven't finished painting the living room side yet. In case you don't know the word hanging there means “eat” in Italian. A word my Grandmother used a lot.
as you can see the cabinets were painted, the backs are beadboard wallpaper. We decided to leave the lower cabinets alone for contrast.
The wood piece above the door is from wood box from a Provence winery we carried home on the plane some 13 years ago.
Under all the cabinets BohoHandyman used beadboard he cut to fit and we painted the trim color. We are presently searching out just the right legs to make them look more like furniture.
On the right is a small narrow chalkboard for announcing daily specials (ha!)and hanging on it is an art piece I did called Ima T. Pott.
Last weekend I found that old Regulator clock at the consignment store and fell in love…since she'd had it awhile she gave me the deal of the century. (it winds and it works)The mirror hanging there (oops it looks like it needs a bit more windex) was in my parents living room when I was growing up.