So decorating is kind of like Sudoku, if you can't figure out one part, just move onto the next and it will help you figure out the first.
Redneck (Hubby) hates me for posting this picture but it's the only real "before" picture that I have
I found some old wood 6' by 12" in the shop that would work PERFECT.
SO I drew out the plan on vellum and put it up to make sure it would look alright, scale - wise.
And there you have it. (Please ignore the cluttered kitchen, 3 kids, 4 years and under make your kitchen a little less than a show-piece.)