Jake and Karen's house...
...the progress

breakfast area current photos

The breakfast area adjoins the kitchen. It has sliding doors out to the backyard.

We changed the large rectangle table to a small round table. There's much better flow in the space now. This table was actually a light golden oakey colour, I stripped it down, dyed it dark walnut and coated with polyeurathane. I'm using the dining room chairs for now but keeping an eye out for some comfy chairs for this space.

We have a large table in the space right now, we might change it to something smaller once we have grass and will therefore want to access the backyard more. For now though, this works. The blinds on the sliding doors are from the Sears catalogue, a gorgeous and unusual window treatment.

Detail of track of panels.

Closer view of fabric, and bottom of panels.

Panels for sliding doors: I've received a lot of email about the sliding door panels, I found them in the Sears Canada catalogue. I'm not sure if they'll ship to the US. The track is aluminum and is 70" wide (we bought 2 and cut to fit). Item # 242 054 377 and each is $28.99 Cdn. The panel runners are 20" wide and come in pairs. The 90" long ones are $34.99 per pair, item # 242 054 378 and the 110" long (we bought and cut for our 9' ceilings) are $39.99 per pair (we bought 2 pairs) and item # is 242 054 379. Go to sears.ca and email them there and ask if they'll ship out to you. Good luck!

This is after we painted the kitchen. The colour is Benjamin Moore Crown Point Sand HC-90 on the walls and the accent wall is Benjamin Moore Night Horizon 2134-10. We built a valence for the sliding panels to hide the track and to run the crown molding continuously around the room. We also moved the light fixture from in the middle of the kitchen to the actual breakfast area, now I need a fixture for that. It would be nice to have something adjustable because in the summer the table gets moved around and so the light needs to be higher. The hunt is on.