Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Kitchen - Island Feature - Part 2

My kitchen island deserved it's own post.  It's seriously the best thing in my house.  It's very special to me.  We found it for $325 at a juried antique show in Arthur, IL.  Jade & I were just ecstatic about this piece.  This is exciting because Jade never goes junking with me, nor is he ever overly excited about the random things I bring home.  But this baby - he prized it alongside me!

Don't you just love the front of this thing!!  Yes - that's the business right there!

It really sets off the tone for our entire house.  The top of it is just to die for - I really swoon over this piece!  It was just the perfect size for my kitchen!

It has amazing kelly greenish paint that is mixed with a celery green and white - chippy paint I adore! 

It used to be an old store counter in the late 1800's.  The entire left side is rebuilt, and you can tell it if you look really closely, but the man who rebuilt was a genious - you'd never know it unless I told you first.  The back is open so it perfectly stores the garbage can and other things like potatoes and onions.  We put up a small curtain to hide the ugliness, but it's still convenient.

I hope you adore it like I do!  So remember - if you ever go to a juried antique show - yes things are pricey, but it's worth the money to have a few pieces in your home that are just awesome finds!


  1. That is awesome!! I have loved that pieces since the first post I saw of your kitchen. You have to buy those pieces when you see them - they are for sure one of a kind!

    Hey, are you guys doing 3rd Sunday this year? I want to come down if you are...let me know.


  2. I love your island! It is perfect.
    Very cool!!!

  3. I also love your island Annie! Looks great in your kitchen! It's an awesome piece!


  4. Love the green, love the chippyness, love that you and your hubby found it together. Perfect!

  5. What a perfect statement piece that is functional too! I love the worn out look - and I love that your kitchen cabinets while they look brand new have that aged tint thing done to them (I am seeing that right aren't I?) They have sort of a rustic feel that goes w/ the island perfectly.

    I once saw in a magazine that a woman took an artists counter from a school (you know in art class they always had those HUGE cabinets with the drawers in one side and then a spot to sit at the counter on the other - also in most chemistry classes too - she took that from the school, it was given to her, GIVEN!!! And she refinished it and made it her island complete with 2 stools that fit under the desk section - HOW AMAZING RIGHT?

    This one tops that for me - I love the look and feel of it! WELL DONE GIRL!

  6. Your kitchen is amazing! Love the colors. ~Kelly


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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