Our dining area is in an odd space. Our home didn’t come with a great room or a separate dining room. There was a living room and a kitchen with a doorway between the two. Since my family gets together weekly for dinner, we needed to make a space for our big dining table. Here is what the space looked like before we moved in.
We needed to knock out that big opening and make it bigger; So we did!!
Now we can fit our big family dining table in the space but the kitchen is still separate from the living room. So when everyone is over, they are sitting in the living room while I am in the next space not seeing them and feeling excluded.
I wanted a dining bench to bridge the gap. A comfy place to sit and enjoy the conversations in both rooms. SO now I bring it back to the purpose of this post, a dining bench. I didn’t like anything I found on the market. Either it was too boring or too white or had armrests that would bruise your thighs as you slid into the seat. *grrr* The obvious solution for me was to make exactly what I wanted.
It was a long process and if I am honest with myself, I don’t love what I made but I do like it. It definitely fulfills my desires and I am pretty darn proud of myself and what I accomplished!