One of the first things I did when I made the decision to turn my living room into a gallery, was to move my large bookshelves into the kitchen/dining area. I moved the kitchen table into the living room... non-traditional, I know, but I'm not all that traditional myself. I purchased some hip, inexpensive, white chairs at Target. Also, a couple black box ottomans that can be used as a foot rest, or with a tray on top to set drinks. They open, and I have blankets stored in them. This is Michigan, and I'm cold if it's under 70! JD & Emily came over to hang blinds. We ate pizza and lost motivation that night. They each got one up, and I finished the other three on another day. The copper hood looks like it's going to suck JD up into its vortex! I kind of want to get rid of it as Anita suggested, so that this small space appears more open. I looked online today at prices for copper hoods--they sell for $1,700 - $3,000+ new. I'm not sure where or how I'd go about selling it. I know copper can be sold as scrap too to a recycling facility. Otherwise, I need to paint the top edge, and get a grid for the bottom opening (to prevent friends from getting sucked up into its vortex!). Oh, and those ugly countertops need help!
I wanted to take JDs pic while he was sitting in one of the white chairs, cuz the lighting looked so cool, but he got shy. pooey. Tonight, Lil P posed. :)