Happy voting day! I voted early this year to avoid the lines and the craziness. Like I said in my previous post, I hope you all go out there and vote. Before I get into my post for today I just want to reiterate why it’s so important, especially the millennial generation (I just barely make the cut lol), to vote. I say that because 1. the future is in our hands. The future of this country is determined by the choices we make, and more specifically, the votes we cast. What kind of America do you want to see in the foreseeable future? Our future. What kind of America do you want to leave behind for our children and generations to come? Secondly but equally important, Millennials – Do you realize how lucky and blessed we are to vote? Women…minorities…you can actually have a say in what happens to our country and our local community. We didn’t have these basic rights in the past, and as an individual that falls into both of those categories I’m going to make sure that I honor those that fought for me. That’s pretty damn awesome when you think about it. How fortunate and lucky are we?! We can’t ever take that for granted so exercise your right and be grateful that you can!
But enough of that. We’re talking about something else today 😉
Charlie and I have a new venture coming up that I can’t talk about just yet, but it has something to do with food. Because of that we’re going to be working in our home kitchen a lot and we’ve been running out of functional counter space. We have this weird “window” in the kitchen that shows into the piano area. It’s probably 5-6 inches in width and I usually just put junk on it like extra chop sticks, pot holders, etc. The most use it gets is at our holiday parties where I’m able to kind of put food on it for our pot lucks.
I’ve been thinking about what to do with this awkward window thing since we bought the house 5 years ago. I was thinking of tearing it down to open up the kitchen more, but what if the previous owners kept it because it’s load bearing? Probably is. Don’t want to worry about that. What if I add cabinets to that wall to add more storage? I could, but it would be kind of costly (God knows yo’ girl is on a budget) and since our kitchen is still new it would be hard to match the cabinets perfectly. So…what to do? I know! Breakfast bar!
We scored a really good deal at Ikea! They were selling a 74″ solid wood butcher block counter top for only $99. We bought some industrial strength adhesive, shelving brackets for added support, and cut down the butcher block to the correct size. BOOM! For less than $140 Charlie turned our sad/awkward window to a functional/pretty breakfast bar.
It didn’t take long either! It took Charlie no more than 2 hours to measure, cut it down, sand, and secure it onto the wall. I ordered a couple stools from Target to finish off the look for $40 a piece. Can’t wait to use it for that new venture I was talking about! Stay tuned 🙂