kitchen & bench project

we seem to be taking our time slowly painting and furnishing each room in our home juuust the way we want it.  so far with our newly completed main floor, we are so happy with our color choices and purchases! gosh these things can be expensive.

so here's how it started out, mess and everything!


we were thinking of painting it orange (same color as our initial living room choice)...

...but just how we didn't end up choosing it for the living room, we also didn't choose it for our kitchen. looked too much like halloween with our black cabinets. ...we ended up choosing this light and cheerful sesame color by benjamin moore (it looks way nicer as paint than on their sample website). 

voila! our sesame colored kitchen! onto the bench!

when we were looking for a home to settle in (over a year), we saw in some show homes this floating bench idea that we fell in love with.  so victor decided to take on the project of building one on his own, and i committed myself to sewing the cushions for it. go team work!

he ripped out some dry wall to get the brackets in place and as sturdy as possible...

after about a day and a half of his hard work he got it done!

...we painted it white after it was all in place. (we ran out of enough painting tape to go around the entire border of the bench and all the stores were closed at that time cause we tend to do many of our home renos late at night haha! so we improvised by taping paper to the wall so we wouldn't get paint everywhere....did it work? by all means no ...the paint was sticking to the paper, soaking through, moving around...hahaha dumb move, shoulda thought before we did it - but like i was late.)

we eventually got it done. painted the wood and the brackets underneath.
i sewed the cushions in 2 nights, which turned out to be way more complicated and tedious than sewing your average pillow. but i got her done & tadaaaaa our team work project was complete!
i still really want to sew more pillows to fill up the bench with colourful comfiness, 
but i'll wait till i have more spare time and feel like sewing again!

till then, and till we get some art on our walls... we love our new kitchen!

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