**Great idea but I'd use a longer wooden box and paint it to match the cabinets. Make the Plain Space Fun Using a DIY Pendant Cage Light with a Wooden Box. (Diy Furniture On A Budget)
Small Kitchen Storage Ideas for a More Efficient Space - Home Decor Ideas
Note to self: remember this as an idea for cat friendly living room. Add dark rustic floating shelves on the side and create one long platform across the top. Add invisible floating shelves on adjacent walls for more kitty mobility.
This DIY Ikea Hack Stikwood Headboard is simple and adds so much character to a white headboard - Sugar & Cloth (cool sweet ideas)