Living in a small space really gets my creative juices flowing. Not only does it really help me to downsize and purge a lot of unnecessary things, it also forces me to utilize my space in a way that best works for our family. Since we turned our dining room into my craft room/office/homeschool room, we needed a place to eat our meals together. My husband and I designed and built this DIY Floating Farmhouse Counter and it was the perfect solution. Not only that, it’s beautiful!
We measured the space we wanted to hang the counter, and then got to work. After explaining what I had envisioned in this space, my husband got to work building using our favorite Ryobi tools. We bought our wood from Home Depot (2×6’s and 2×2’s) and created a slat looking counter top with a wood frame going around the outside. Very boho/farmhouse.
After cutting and sanding and drilling and nailing, we got to work staining and sealing. We used my favorite MinWax Espresso Stain and after it dried we sealed the wood with Rustoleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane matte finish.
My husband created the brackets for the counter to sit on using wood (2×4’s) to stay true to that farmhouse look. I love the white paint against the dark brown stain.
After checking the leveling and installing the counter with wall mounts and mollies, she was ready to eat on! And boy is she beautiful or what!
I love this solution for our small space and that it goes so well with my Desert Inspired Living Room, as it’s in the same room. The dark wood, white accents, and galvanized metal look so good together…I just can’t get enough.
Do you live in a small space? How do you design it to best meet your family’s needs?