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Monday, January 12, 2015

Breakfast Bar

H done a construction project in the kitchen last week that I am very excited to show you.     After having a Christmas tree set up in the kitchen for  several weeks where the eating area was....guess what....we decided that we didn't really miss the table and chairs.   But,  we still wanted an area to sit down and have a snack,  eat a light breakfast,  or sit down to work on  meal prep.    

We decided to extend the island and make a breakfast bar at the end of it.     H is pretty clever isn't he!
He even had a piece of ceiling molding left over from the laundry room that fit just perfect.

 I had bought three vintage piano stools at the auction  ($12.50 each)  and thought two of them would be perfect to use as bar stools.   

H gave them a coat of pretty pink paint to match the kitchen.

I have a light breakfast planned for us today......

Toast,  tea,    

And blood oranges.  

 I had seen these oranges used on the cooking channel   (I love to watch Chopped and Cut Throat Kitchen)  but had never seen any in the store.     I spotted a bag of them at Walmart and decided to try some and they are delish!     I cut each little section just enough to remove the seed and we just pop them in our mouth.

I wanted to show a before and after of the island,  but all I could find in a hurry was a photo of one of my posts showing some yard sale treasures.     

We still have a couple of projects to do before we are finished with the kitchen.

Here's a sneak peak of the next construction project in the kitchen.  ( the area where the table and chairs used to be)


  1. It's nice to have a 'handy man' in the house! He did a wonderful job extending the island. The tea and toast sets are very pretty. You have a lovely, roomy kitchen, Penny. Thanks for joining me for tea and Happy New year!


  2. Great idea, Penny!!! Love it!
    Would you be my first linky-person with this post over on French Ethereal??! This post would be great!
    Have a lovely evening,
    Barb :);

  3. Beautiful! Penny you are amazing. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

  4. Penny this is such a clever idea, and the piano stools are really amazing, you got a great deal on them. Jo

  5. Penny,
    H reminds me so much of my Dad.....He could build anything!! I so miss my Dad....... Joe is great but the one thing He is not is handy so having to pay people to do work for me kills me because all I had to do was just call my Dad.....Sigh!!

    Now back to your new breakfast bar!!!!!! LOVE it!! and the molding is stunning!! LOVE those stools and the pink is just perfect for your Kitchen which as i have said many a time before , is so BIG!!!!!!!

    We finally had temps. int he 30's on Sunday so i converted the outdoor Christmas decorations over to Winter decorations and have packed away Christmas in the Living Room and just about have that back to normal......I did find a table for my new stereo at an Antique Co op so I will be posting that soon......

    Today I start the Dining Room.....


  6. Beautiful kitchen. I am lucky to have married a wonderful handyman. Didn't have any idea until we moved into our first house. It was never mentioned actually.

  7. Lots of pretty things.... the tea looks wonderful.

  8. LOve your kitchen so very spacious!!!!!

  9. It turned out really cute. The only thing I could see that would have made me pause, is the difficulty getting to the cupboards and loss of drawer space. Of course you could store things there that you seldom use. HOW I wish my kitchen were so light and bright! NOT a single window in our kitchen...awful! H did a great job on the transformation.

  10. Wow!! Kudos to you for carrying it out so well. Everything looks superb especially those drawers!!


  11. Extremely clever and oh so creative!!! Love how the kitchen is coming along, especially the pink cabinets. Oh how I wish my hubby would let me do something so wonderful - I would love walking into my kitchen and seeing sweet pink cabinets. Oh well, guess I just have to be happy with all of my pink accessories. Can't wait to see your next project!

  12. Wow - what an amazing team the two of you are! You think it up and yep! He gets the job done! I love it and what wonderful ideas the two of you dream up. So glad you shared!

  13.! Penny, you are amazing! Very clever idea!! It looks so romantic.

  14. Hi Penny! Great ideas... and a beautiful kitchen!

    I saw your link up and thought how perfect your home would be for my "Let's Talk Vintage" linky party. I host it every Tuesday at 9 AM. It is still fresh so hop over if you get a chance! Here is the URL:


  15. Love your breakfast bar. I love the way how you have combined the vintage look with the rest.
    Thanks for sharing

  16. your kitchen is incredible. I never know what I will find you creating from one week to the next. I'd have to steal that pig if I lived next door.

  17. I like that a lot, Penny. Your ideas and your hubby's handiwork come together beautifully. You make a great pair. He did a wonderful job on the bar! xo Diana

  18. I love that shade of pink! Just lovely! Hopping over today from Thursdays Fav Things hop!

  19. Wow - your attention to detail in every nook and cranny is just amazing, and the eat-up island is a dynamite idea! What a dream team you two are. :) Visiting from Inspiration Squared. :)

  20. That is genius. What an amazing idea. I love it. Your kitchen is a beautiful and happy place to be in.


  21. I am in LOVE! Your Breakfast Bar is amazing. What a clever and beautiful idea. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  22. Hi Penny, your breakfast bar is a dream!!
    Greetings from Italy!

  23. What a great idea, Penny , looks fab!!!!!! I also love the stools and even more the incredible price!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Gorgeous! I love the little pink stools!

  25. Penny, H definitely is clever. Love it and the trim is just perfect, as are the pink stools! I love chopped also. Haven't watched the other one. I will be looking for blood oranges at our Walmart. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. Beautiful. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  27. Just dropping by to let you know that you've been FEATURED over at the #HomeMattersParty - we'd love for you to stop by and see! HAPPY FRIDAY!

  28. Gorgeous Breakfast bar! Thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday Party. Stop by this Friday for another party


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