Friday, June 7, 2013

My Last Island, Honest


I've been on an eternal quest for an island for the center of our kitchen for over 2 years.

I think I finally found "The One"


Please overlook the background. We're in the middle of trying to pick the perfect gray paint color for middle daughter's kitchen.


The back looks just like the front and the doors open from both sides. yay! I'm thinking storage for all the counter-top appliances.
 

 
Here's our kitchen and the island we have now. No windows in the kitchen so getting pictures is a problem. sorry.

 
The kitchen's cabinets are kind of busy, so the pots hanging in the middle of the kitchen just add to the messy look. It doesn't help that I love clutter!
 


The only picture I have of the kitchen without an island is from Christmas. It just seems like there should be an island in the middle doesn't it?

 
 
Wild Bill was relieved to hear the new island is a reproduction and not an old relic dug out of a pile in a dusty shop!
 
He's not with me on this trip to Illinois, and I think he's worried about what I might drag home.
 
He probably has a right to worry since I bought the island at the Kane County Flea Market last weekend. So many old things, so little time!

My daughter lives right near it, but she had never heard of the Kane County Flea Market. Luckily I had read about it on Rosemary's blog:


Rosemary often talks about selling at the Kane County Flea Market, but we didn't see her there.

Maybe we'll have to go back again this Saturday?


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18 comments:

  1. Love the island! I think it will definitely do justice to your beautiful kitchen. From one clutter bug to another... have a great weekend!

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  2. I LOVE it! I wish I had room for an island, although I'm the same with not having windows in our kitchen either. Makes it difficult for pictures.

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  3. I love it too--It's beautiful, perfect and I'm envious! :-)

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  4. My goodness....I love your island! aaaahh!

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  5. The island is perfect for your kitchen! Love the color of your cabinets, is that Pecan?

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    1. the cabinets were custom made and are painted with a faux finish. Not pecan, they are much lighter weight. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Your new kitchen island is gorgeous and so is your kitchen.

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  7. Your kitchen is gorgeous, the island is perfect for it.

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  8. That island is fantastic! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  9. I was a little sad it fit in the car with all your stuff as you headed home today, Mom. I was hoping it might need to stay at my house a little longer. ;-)

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  10. I was a little sad to see it fit in your car as you were packing up today, Mom. I was hoping it might stay here a little longer. ;-)

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  11. Absolutely love the island, isn't it great when you finally find "the one"? It is perfect for my, I mean, your kitchen.
    Jeannie

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  12. Absolutely love the island, your kitchen is fantastic.
    Jeannie

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  13. Looks great! I have been searching for the perfect island too and it is an amazing challenge. The one we have now is okay and was added (sitting on wheels) by the previous owner of our townhouse. I just want something different/unusual but functional.

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  14. I really prefer your new one for your kitchen, but your old one is really cool...could it be used somewhere else - like your laundry room?
    I've come to terms that I prefer a little clutter to a stark environment - it adds coziness.
    Love your arched doorway! Your kitchen is SO fab.

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  15. Just reading through your blog... i'm so enjoying it. I saw that you live in NE Texas, My family and I lived in Keller, TX for 3 years and while I was there I had the oportunity to go to Canton, TX. I got a awesome leather ottoman for 12 bucks! I was just curious if you had ever been there and if you haven't..... you simply must go! :)

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