Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kitchen Changes....

Since one of the cabinets was the wrong size for the kitchen and would have to be re-ordered and custom made, we were able to see the kitchen in a way that we never expected.

Here's a photo of the old cabinets. See the cabinet facing the chair? The new one that was to replace it was the wrong size. So the company would have had to order a new one and custom build it to fit.
This is how the installer left things on Thursday afternoon. Wow! This looks really open!
Hubby volunteered to take out the raised floor in this spot and replace the tile. Actually, he talked to Our Good Friend and he will be doing it this coming week.

I thought if the kitchen was this open then maybe I could find a small table to use as an island. I don't really need one, but I like the idea of one and I was looking for an old piece to contrast a little with the brand new cabinets.

This is what I found.

It's a reproduction, but in very nice shape and well built. No particle board! Hubby and I are thinking that we might seal the top with polyurethane because that would be more kitchen (water) friendly.

I found these cutting boards when I was waxing the piece. The guy I bought it from didn't know about them, either!

I love the rounded drawers! 
When I saw it, I had no idea how much it would cost. I was thinking that it was probably more than I would be able to afford.

But it was only $89 + tax! And the owner of the store helped me load it in the truck.

I bought it at Mona Lisa's in American Fork, UT.

All it needed was 30 minutes of love and Howard's Feed-N-Wax!

I LOVE it! It's a little shorter than the cabinets, which isn't great for all the tall guys that live here. But I'm not extremely tall, and one day I hope to see grandkids with flour and cookie cutters making cookies at the island.

3 comments:

darius said...

That's a great looking piece you found! I love the rounded drawers too...

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

I love the little island!! its so cute!!

TJ said...

It's also been great to have during the remodel! We don't really have countertops (or a sink) for another 3 weeks. This gives us a place to make sandwiches and little meals.