Everything I did here was to make it look like the exterior wall of a old city building that had seen it's share of paint. I wasn't finished with it yet but the time came to bring it all inside.
So where are we on the top? Well, other than discussing how we are going to take about 2" off the long end and about 6" off the short end, nowhere. Actually, not true. We have determined that it would be best to take it in to be professionally cut. First of all, other than it's a faux stone top, we don't know what it's made of or what is the best blade to use when cutting it. So, as I write this, I am hoping that it will get cut in the next couple of days. (note: this turned into 14 days)
I spent many hours trying to come up with repurposed handles for the drawers. But because they will be used daily they also had to be something I wanted to grab time after time after time without cutting off a finger. I even went to plumbing supply and bought pipes and fittings, but I could only get 1/2" pipe and all together it was just too bulky and competed with the radiator panels.
I liked the simple long handles like these.
Another cool one.
This one has an adjustable seat but is a little over budget.
A stroke of luck! With some help from my son-in-law, Andy, we have located the sold out stool and it has been ordered.
I would have published this post yesterday but I got word from Fed Ex that my stools were on the way. They arrived today!
They are adjustable so the backs could come up a little higher but I have them set where they are comfortable for me.