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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kitchen Update #4 - Island Dreams


Here's an image from the day the "island dreams" began.

And, you thought I'd never get back to that kitchen update! Actually, much has been afoot...I finally have that new French Door fridge -- and I love it -- the counter tops are on order, the cabinets are painted and best of all...the islands are in work.

I am thrilled that my pals Ken and Steph are building us a pair of islands from old factory pieces and furniture. This is what I have always hoped for...something wonderful and made just for the space, something that looks old and has personality.

So here's what they've been working on...one of the islands will be stationary and contain the sink and dishwasher......the other will be on wheels and at bar height to roll open to form an "L" with the first, or it can stay together as a large square around which we can work and cook.
Here's Jennifer with some of the pieces we're using as they were found...
...and here's Kathy...she found these "Betty Boop-esque" table legs in a big bin...... and then -- ever the huntress of vintage and old treasures -- she spotted this cart on the bottom of a pile of furniture...
It has become the base of the movable island and bar height counter.

It's been a lot of planning and effort...Here are Jimmy and Ken at the start of the project...
And here are the islands now...almost there....

and here's the movable island...
and here's the two of them together showing the side that will host the sink and dishwasher...

...and from the side...
Thanks to Steph, Ken and Jimmy for sharing their talents and all the effort that's gone into the design and building of these pieces.

I cannot wait to see them in person when I go to pick them up next week.

More on the kitchen soon...
xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

4 comments:

Theresa said...

They look great now... but I bet once they're placed in their new spots in your kitchen they're going to look amazing.

diane allison-stroud said...

oh my!, how wonderful! i think i see a new business venture beginning...!

Michelle C said...

LOVE THIS! Can't wait to see it - hopefully they'll be there by the time I get there!

Melissa said...

You always had a great eye for things.
Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
Hugs,
Melissa

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