I decided some months ago that the island in my kitchen was too big.
When you are working there , it is hard to get to the refrigerator…
Or the oven…
Or the dishwasher…
Then I saw a picture in Fifi’s book ,Romantic Prairie Style , where someone had used a workbench for an island .
So I headed out to my garage where there were two of these…
Can you see it behind all the junk ?
I decided I didn’t need two of them so I started working on one .
I added the middle shelf and then painted it red and put some dark wax on it to make it all look the same.
While I was away on vacation , my son came over and removed the cabinets and the sink that was there , and left me with this …
So today he and one of his friends , who is a plumber , came and removed the pipes , and added an outlet in the floor so I can add an electric bar to the island for my crock pot and mixer and such .
This is what it looks like now…
It holds all my pots and pans . And there is so much more room to move around .
I want to change the light fixture , I don’t like the pot rack above because anything hanging there is in the way , I’m thinking something like a pendent barn light would look good .
I am also going to add ( if I can find what I want at a price I can afford , which is next to nothing ) a metal covered top that is about 6 to 8 inches wider than the top of the bench so I can pull up a couple of bar stools there .
So what do you think ?
Do you like it ?
Linking up with Debra over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday .
Laurie Anna's Vintage Home for Farm House Friday.
Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home .