Let’s see. About A YEAR ago, I said I was going to build a kitchen island for this house.
Remember that? Well things got a little distracting in the process. At first things were moving along really quickly. Within a few months of fiddling, drawing, trial and error, we had a frame. But then things got crazy. We decided to completely renovate our rental house’s bathroom (yeah, we’re crazy… ok so just me), then my sister got married, then one of my best friends got married, then it was cold and I get lazy when I’m cold, then it was the holidays, and then I didn’t want to work on it anymore. I was just too far removed from the whole thing and up until the New Year, we hadn’t really decided if we were going to even re-sign our lease for another year. So that’s a major house project mood killer…. the unknown.
Before we left for Europe a couple of months ago, I’d actually finished the top of the kitchen island. And it remained in that completed but not attached state sitting on my work table until we left for Lake Anna. And then that work table was needed as a beer pong table, leaving the island top to rest on the guest bed. To be honest, if one of my best friends from college hadn’t come to visit last weekend and needed that guest bed, it would definitely still be there. But FINALLY, we lugged that heavy thing up the stairs and put it on top of our frame. Voila.
Suddenly, we felt the home stretch. Sure there are still a few things that need to be done. It still needs a little door (until then, we’ve just turned the whole thing around to face the wall), it needs a coat of paint, and the slats need to be secured with a dab of glue.
But it finally felt like something we could accomplish rather than this never-ending project. And about that paint job? Well I know we decided on blue awhile back, but just to be sure we were still leaning that way, I did a mock-up using Google photo editor. And LOVE it.
To be fair, I also tried the white and taupe wash looks, but nothing complimented the warmth of the butcher-block in quite the way that the blue did. So blue it is! Oh and it’ll be moved to the kitchen of course. In the meantime, it’s sitting in our dining room and, as I’m sure you can guess, has inspired me to build a dining room sideboard to hold all of this crap. 🙂 But… one project at a time right?