I have been obsessing about a kitchen island for some time now. After reviewing several candidates I had pretty much decided on converting an existing piece for the cause. However, a trip to see my furniture guy Vince made me reconsider. Vince is the easiest guy ever to deal with, he will change anything to make sure you have exactly what you want. I told him what I wanted, and here it is:
Yay! It is the perfect size and looks good with my existing stuff. I'm storing my pots and pans below, and large collection of dish towels in the drawers.
He also made a pantry cabinet for me, below left. This is also a custom piece, a foot higher than the standard one he makes and with the top shelf tall enough for cereal boxes. My girls love their cereal. The piece on the right is also new (to me), I got it at an auction last week, and I LOVE it. I am considering painting it black, but it is really nice as is. What do you think? It is holding my collection of pink transferware and depression glass, but it needs a little bit of work before the display is working for me. Have you noticed my canister obsession?
The new pantry cabinet fits loads of stuff and is not as deep as the closet. Plus now I can use the closet for other stuff! I might have to get another one like this, though, because I like the idea of stocking up. (And it was less than $200). Vince makes one twice as wide, but tall and wide does not work in my stairwell, it can only be one or the other :(
Have a great weekend!