I'm obsessed with Carrara marble in kitchens.
I've spoken of my obsession here before.
That's Brook's old kitchen of Velvet and Linen fame.
So pretty...and yet she has moved on to a bigger and better kitchen.
I'd be happy with that one.
This looks like the best apartment ever.
Very old world vibe in this kitchen. Notice the bun feet?
Lots of marble on the island.
This kitchen is covered in marble and I adore it!
Love the simple vibe of this kitchen.
The stove and the stove nook plus the marble and cabinets I think are so great in this kitchen.
Plus its my dream to have a vintage stove like that.
Here is why I am thinking about marble today....
Two years ago I bought a little sofa table to use as a kitchen island in my galley kitchen.
I loved the look of it but it lasted in there only two months.
It was just in the way.
It now is in my back bedroom used as a tv console.
At which it works nicely.
But I couldn't give up my wanting an island even though my kitchen is small.
So one day at work last August, we got in a new little bedside table.
A very small bedside table and it occurred to me that it would be just the right size to
work as an island in my kitchen.
That got my wheels turning trying to think if I had such a table already.
I came home and realized...I had this table that really was kind of in the way in the hall.
I'd been using it as a phone table for a phone that never gets used.
I took it into the kitchen and it was perfect!
It just needs some wheels on the bottom so it can roll around.
I would have taken a photo to show you today but the batteries are dead in my camera and
searching the house found me none.
Anyway...that's an old photo from when it was in the hall.
So then I think...if it just had a marble top!
I went to work the next day and asked one of the girls if she knew where I could get a remnant of
marble to make a top for my island.
She called up her Dad who works in construction right then and he said...
"I've got a piece right here. I'll throw it in the truck."
I couldn't believe my good luck!
I thought she'd just tell me where was the best place to go looking for
such a thing...not get me a piece!
So she hauls it to work for me a few days later. It's bigger than I need.
It's like 20x30. I wanted 18x18.
Now...here is the problem.
It was free! free! can you believe it?
But the cost to get it cut is going to be like $150 which is why that has not happened.
I hate spending $150 - that ruins my whole do this for no money thing.
So I've been at a stand still on this project ever since.
Although the table has been in the kitchen all fall and its working nicely.
I can't justify spending $150 to get it cut when I was trying to do this project for little or nothing.
What to do? I'm sure I'll have to break down and pay the $150.
I also still have not installed the above kitchen faucet.
It's been sitting in its box for almost a year at my house.
These projects are just a small beginning to all the things that I need to do around here
and guess what?
My Christmas tree is still up.
Yes, now its at the embarrassing stage.
I was going to take it down today.
But I did nothing instead.
Which wouldn't have been so bad but I did nothing yesterday too.
There is always tomorrow, right?
Not a great start to my New Year.
I'll admit I was very tired from all the activities of the last part of 2013.
That's my excuse. I needed to rest.
I'd been sick too...but I'm well now...so I really don't have an excuse.
But really, tomorrow the tree must come down!
I'm also thinking about uncovering the brick chimney in my kitchen.
Doesn't the brick look wonkey and charming in that image above?
Last thing I need to be doing is chipping away at the walls though when I have so many
other things that must be done.
Also, Sherwin Williams is having a sale this weekend and it would be the perfect time
for me to buy more paint so that I could paint my dining room to match the living room.
I can't seem to focus at the moment.
I know...make a list and just go down the list, one thing at a time.
One thing at a time.
but start with the tree