Which became a big framed hole (our garage is on the other side):
It stayed this way for a while and the kids thought it was a perfect elevator. Hmmm. Not sure to where.
Or a stage.
We enjoyed a lot of after-dinner performances on it.
And then, thanks for my Dad's wonder working design magic, a really great cabinet builder and a weekend spent installing it (while I was in DC with Daughter #2):
A BUILT IN hutch.
It only sticks out a few inches but has LOTS of room for pretty things and dishes.
Yes, hardware has been ordered. But I couldn't wait two more weeks to show you!
Come join us for dinner, sometime, and you can see it in person!