In the old kitchen layout there was no countertop overhang. Meaning you could awkwardly sit at at barstool across from the cook at the range, but it was just that… awkward! So on my radar for a very long time (I keep measurements with me in my phone of pieces I am looking for, both for my clients and myself) was an island. An “island”, I should say… something that I could push up against that little peninsula (and I use that word loosely) where the range is… a place to sit and have coffee or breakfast. We’ve always ignored that poorly placed door that opens right into the countertop and since we use the other door we wouldn’t miss it. One day I was out shopping at a local antique store and found it. An antique pine table from Europe, not too $$, all beat up, tall enough (35.5″ tall), the perfect length and depth. So I bought it. And then decided it was time to spruce up the rest of the kitchen.
Now, this is not my dream kitchen… but she’s a heck of a lot better and brighter than she was. There are a few things I would have done differently, but remember I kept my budget tight and priorities in check. (I should have closed the pantry doors!)
I’m in Las Vegas for KBIS, arrived laaaaaate last night. Working on two hours of sleep, which if you know me, is not ideal. I hate to leave you with this detail-lacking post… so what I’m going to do is come back and give you more information on my little kitchen spruce-up on Thursday or Friday. You can ask questions in the comment section if you like and I will try to answer in the next post.