Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Kitchen Banquette

Hi again!  Hope you all enjoyed your 4th!  Over the long weekend, my dear, dear husband started building us a kitchen banquette. I.AM.SO.EXCITED!!!  We've been talking about this for months!  We need extra seating when family and friends come to visit and more storage too.  He's building them so that the bench seats lift up for storing my sewing machine, board games, school supplies, kid crafts, etc.  Did I mention I'm excited?  Here's our inspiration and the layout for our space.
I love the double pedestal oval table and bench too!  
Angled banquette via Elements of Style

We're going for the angled look because of how the room is laid out.  We won't have the elevated armrests, due to the window by the pantry.  The first inspiration picture shows you how we plan on trimming out the banquette.  Not a very good picture, but it's the only one I could find.  Here's our space:
This is our current arrangement.  The door on the left is our walk-in pantry and the other angle is next to the sunroom.  The chairs stick out pretty far from the table and always nail me in the hip when I walk towards the pantry!  
I found this trellis fabric @ Hobby Lobby in their basket of remnants.  
It is normally $22/yd.  For some reason they were selling 2 1/2 yards for $29!   
I plan to upholster the bench seats with this!  
My other find was this double pedestal table on Craigslist for $40.  
I hope to use it in this space, once I give it a facelift, of course. 
We'll see... if it doesn't work, I can always relist it!
Be back soon to show you updates on the banquette!  :)


Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Very exciting I recently built a banquette but havent posted it yet because the cushion part is taking forever. Cant wait to see how yours turns out! I love mine!

Donna Gelineau said...

Thanks for stopping by. I am following you as well, tried to this morning, but your followers wouldn't fully load.

You have many options for hinges. These at Lee Valley would work. http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=40647&cat=3,41241

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