This is one of my favorite kitchens of all time.
I'm contemplating how I will turn my little Early American table into my dream kitchen island.
I bought legs and casters to make the table taller. It needs to be about 8 inches taller.
I brought home my stuff and set to work only to be stalled when I turned it over and discovered it once
had casters on it and there are large metal lined holes in which these wheels attached.
This ruined my plan for screwing in leg extensions. Back to the drawing board.
Not sure what to try next.
I am noticing that quite a few of my favorite islands are shorter than cabinet height.
Like this one.
This one has always been a favorite of mine.
I love the metal top and I thought I might paint mine black but right now I'm leaning towards
keeping it the natural wood color.
This one is a table in the middle of the kitchen. I love the wood tone with all the white around it.
Looks like it has a marble top which would be good for mine.
I love Courtney's whole kitchen. Her black island inspired me to paint mine black.
But my kitchen is tiny and I think black might be too much in my space.
This one is just about the size of mine. See how the legs were extended on it to make it taller?
I'm definitely adding towel bars to mine.
This one I've always loved. Just including here for good measure.
Debbie Dusenberry's (Curious Sofa) very stylish eclectic kitchen includes
this cute salvaged island. It appears to not be very tall.
Perhaps I can just add large casters to mine and call it done.
Love the stainless steel top on this one. This island is the color of mine.
I guess I'll make a trip to Lowe's and Home Depot this afternoon and search for
options on what to do since my first attempt fell through.
My Mom came up yesterday and we went to the
2012 Symphony Show House in Heritage Hills
I planned on giving a glowing report of it but I was very much disappointed.
I only liked one room in the house.
The artist's studio out back was very cool though.
Anyway....I have photos from the tour book I could share.
I was walking through this house and thinking...oh...my blog friends would rip this house to shreds.
It has faux painting all over the walls...animal prints everywhere...incredibly gaudy.
My Mom agreed...she did not like it either.
It's a gorgeous home...but it needs to be decorated be someone who knows what they are doing.
The so called decorators that did this house decorated it in a mix of bordello meets oil baron.
The theme was "The Jazz Age" since the home was built in 1925.
But the master bedroom bath took it's cues from Elizabeth Taylor.
Sorry? Uh....Elizabeth Taylor was not around in the 20's.
There were so many things off about what era they were trying to reproduce,
I thought - did none of these designers bother to google 1920's?
(It's the least they could have done)
Obviously, they did not have a clue.
Anyway....let me know if you want to see this monstrosity and I'll scan all the photos and
You will be horrified.
In other news....
My Mom was here of course and I'd told her about my Craigslist find of this...
I'd forgotten that she'd been wanting a sideboard and hutch in this style for her
I remembered after I posted about it. So I mentioned it to her over the phone.
She didn't seem that interested till she saw it yesterday.
She said that "Yes, she wanted it."
She would not let me put it outside to ruin.
It was just what she had been wanting for the sun room.
So...darn....I lost my potting bench. I'll have to search for something else.
She said..."Have Charles make you one."
Charles is my brother in law.
That is a nice thought...but it will never happen.
So I've got to find something else to make into a potting bench.
I was happy that my Mom was excited about it.
It's not very often that I can give her something she can't get herself.
She'll be refinishing the whole thing.
I know she will do a beautiful job.
Then she saw my little soon to be kitchen island and had a fit over that.
I told her I have to make it taller some how and she did not like that idea.
She wanted it too. But I know I'll probably never find a table to fit in my small kitchen again.
So I didn't let her have it.
But I fell guilty about it because it would make a very nice table for her tv.
Leave me a comment if you want me to share the Symphony Show House.
I'll have to scan all the photos tonight.