Aaron's favorite room is the dining room. Remember about 2 years ago when we changed it from a room with mint green carpeting and apple blossom wallpaper? Well, his father is a really skilled woodworker, and for Christmas, told us to pick out a piece of furniture we'd like him to build for us. We decided on a built in for the dining room. Here is the before (well, kind of during) picture:
Our dining room has this strange little 'alcove' area - we used to have a little cabinet in there - but it just screamed for a built in. Bernie built this for us out of maple, and Aaron and I picked out the granite counter top:
I think it looks AWESOME. I keep on walking into the room to look at it. In this picture, there is still a wooden backspash to be installed... but it's just perfect. Exactly what we wanted. This next picture shows all the great storage inside:
On the lefthand side, those are nice wide drawers for my bigger serving platters. The bottom drawer is a really awesome wine rack design that Bernie came up with. In the middle, we'll put linens - and on the end? Our beer frig, baby!
I'll get back to the knitting next, but just had to show off this great new addition to our house!