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I'm so happy to welcome you to the MapleStone Home blog! This is where I, along with my wonderful DH Jeff (who's my builder of dreams...whatever I dream up or inspiration I find, he builds); share all the diy projects, crafts, hobbies, recipes, what I've read and happenings within our North Carolina home.

Breakfast Nook to Home Office Reveal

Well, as some of you may have read on a earlier post; I have a big household, as a result I lost my office. Not to worry though I found a place to set up shop!!! YEAH!

And this piece started the whole process: (For those of you who haven't read about this click HERE

OK, a little more background information, so bear with me!

Back about four months ago, I took the table out of my breakfast area. The reason? Well, no one ate at the table, everyone used to hold all their junk, and I was tired of looking at it! I thought about making it a reading area, I moved in some comfy chairs and it just didn't work. Then I remembered this piece and the ideas started flowing!

DH and I refurbished it. I took one of the chairs out and brought in this piece. I DIDN'T like it! The whole area didn't work, it was the color (although I love it) the whole kitchen/breakfast area was to dark. So, I solved that problem, I grabbed my paint from the garage and repainted the entire area! (wall color: Dutch Boy-Golden Crust & Kilz Casual Colors- Red Fox)

Ready to see the finished project?

This area was unusable bar space. I really don't know what the builders were thinking when they did this, but I decided to put shelves in this area (about 4 months after we moved in). It is a perfect place for some of my books.

So, what do you think?