I love our apartment. It’s bright, fairly spacious, and just perfect for us in this season of our lives. I’ve tried to make it homey without going overboard on decorations and furniture, which doesn’t take much in a small apartment. I’m always changing things around because I love seeing different looks from time to time. It definitely helps me to not get tired of our space! Since I moved in, there was one thing I just couldn’t seem to get right for the life of me: the decorations for our breakfast bar. The thing about this bar is that we don’t actually sit at it because our barstools are about a foot too short for it’s height. I’ll even admit that it’s quite comical to see me sitting there because the bar comes all the way up to my shoulders, making me look even shorter than I already am. Because we don’t use the bar, it’s just this big empty space that needed something, but for almost a year, I couldn’t find what I was looking for…. Talk about frustrating. I had an exact picture in my mind of what I wanted, and while many things came CLOSE to my vision, nothing was close enough to work.
One day, I found a tutorial on Pinterest for the exact wooden box that I wanted to make, including dimensions, style, everything! Aaron was so excited to have another project added to his honey-do list. :) That next day, I was walking through Jo-Ann Fabric’s with my mom, and I found almost the EXACT box that I had planned on Aaron making me from scratch. What’s even better is that the box was HALF the price than the supplies alone would have cost us to buy, and it was already built! Major win! All that was left to do was for me to stain it with a simple DIY stain I’ve used in the past, and it would be ready to go! I really love how it turned out, but I love even more than we (Aaron) didn’t have to make it. :) And a quick side note… We’re in the market for an electric hand saw. Nothing super fancy, but one that will get the basics done. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I love how easy & cheap this stain is, but it will leave your house smelling like rotten pennies & vinegar for days!
The box ended up being a little deeper than we hoped, so we had to improvise with some DVDs. :)
At home on the breakfast bar!