Welcome back to our final Holiday Guest of the season! Our amazing guest today has a beautiful project to show you… she took out a wall in her dining room area and added in a table, but it’s bar-height on one side, table height on the other, and built on top of the remaining half wall. She calls it a “barble” and we couldn’t decide if we should call it a breakfast bar, or a built-in table, or just a rockin’ AWESOME place to dine… what would you call it?!?
Read below for all the details from Kammy, and if you’re looking for other built-in table or breakfast bar ideas, we found a few more we love, too:
Here’s Kammy with all the details of her breakfast bar table… barble.. beautiful whatever you want to call it!
(And don’t miss the other amazing projects she’s doing in her house, too!)
DIY Built-in Breakfast Bar Dining Table
by Kammy from Kammy’s Korner
|Check out all of the exterior updates it took to get it’s present state (click here.)|
So today I’m going to talk to you about our “barble”. What the heck is a “barble”? Someone recently told me they thought they had an extensive vocabulary and couldn’t believe they had never heard the word. Well folks, that is because it is totally made up. It was born out of trying to describe the vision in my head to my husband and dad, who would be wielding the hammers. My hubby is an electrical engineer. He says my ideas aren’t logical and make no sense to him. I wanted a kitchen bar…. but a table. A permanent table that sat on the wall. But we’d have to tear down half the wall of course… to table height… so in combining the words “bar” and “table” you get “barble”. The table top is also made out of boards from the old barn floor, so I guess the “bar” could also be for “barn”. Now if I haven’t confused you enough, let’s just get started with some photos.
There were years and years of old manure and dirt on those floor boards. But nothing a whole lot of sanding and polyurethane can’t take care of! Up came two of those big planks!
After collecting them all, we measured and cut each board to be 102 inches. We quiet often have extra people around our table so I wanted it big!
The rustic ship lap wall you see is original. We did not know it was there when we started taking off old paneling, plaster, and other layers, but were so pleasantly surprised to uncover it!
Here is the final result! As you can see, there are benches on one side and barstools on the other because the sunroom is a sunken room. There is a step on the end of the table in the doorway, which has surprised more than one person. I may need to invest in some yellow caution tape to avoid a lawsuit!
Kammy, your transformation is amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do next in that beautiful home of yours!!