Excellent idea for the fireplace mantel. especially at Christmas time. outlets on wall just above mantle so no cords show & hide it year round w decor . Also every high self has outlets for small lamp if there's room between ceiling & shelf .
A cool idea on using the space of the corner cabinet ! With these shelves, you can organize, see what's in it and not have to get down on your hands and knees if there was a lazy Susan in the space. Down side--- no hide and seek space.
A Charming Farmhouse Table via Adventures in Decorating Use a farmhouse table (or DIY the farmhouse table look), vintage antiques, and country pastel colors (sage, cream, pale blue) to capture the essence of country decorating. A little warm colored wood
BUILT IN BENCH SEATING - Beautiful Cottage Chic Kitchen eating area - built in-bench, country table & Chairs. Love the built in bench--makes breakfasts more cozy. Would only work if there was a separate dining room for when guests come.