Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Furniture

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!


Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Tracy,
your little place of your own is coming together very nicely. I love your island, pantry and hutch. I wish I'd have room for an island but it is a nogo in a galley style of kitchen.
Have a great weekend,

Chloe's Couture said...

I like the color of the kitchen island-very cool! Your new comfy home is so beautiful!

marty39 said...

Your island is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. The color is wonderful too. The pantry is just great also. How perfect to hold all those necessary things and in view. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

I love the island and the pantry, Your house is so pretty.

Nicole ~ said...

The island looks great in your kitchen, he did a beautiful job on it and the pantry. It looks like you are having a lot of fun putting your new place together.

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Steph said...

I like the island, I'm glad you did not do-it-yourself as previously planned. It looks good! I like your furniture guy.

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