Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kitchen Islands

We are "in the works" to re-vamp our kitchen island. While it is functional, I think it really doesn't match the rest of the kitchen and I would LOVE a different counter top surface!
I have had my eyes on these beauties for a while! They just went on sale too! I don't really "need them" but they sure would look nice with the new island! I wonder how I could sneak these in the house without my husband noticing?! Hum..... Here is the surround of our bar/island now. I know. It doesn't go with the rest of the house. I covered it in rock when I was loving the western/lodge look. I had all the materials (the rock was supposed to go on my son's tree house, and the logs I had left over from another project) so it was easy enough and inexpensive. However a week went by and I realized I wasn't into that look any more. Please tell me I am not the only one who does these crazy impulsive things! Please!

Our bar stools now I like. I do. They have wood legs and are a chocolate brown leather. Maybe I could use these in the winter and the cream ones in Spring/Summer? Seasonal stools, that could be a new thing.


So, I have been researching some different materials and different looks so I can come up with a presentation for my husband! :)



I know I want it to be a little bigger....




Possibly have some open shelving....





Something like this, but in cream.....






I like this but not for my area







This one is enormous!








The one thing my husband has asked for is a beverage fridge at one end~I can do that!~









Nice detailing...










oops, didn't I already put that in?











2 dishwashers, that would be nice too! Yeah right! Now I am dreaming!












This is a beauty but a little too frilly for my husband I am afraid













This is one of my favorites! I love how it steps down and has the basket storage! (Love the lettering SEA too!)














This picture really called out to me. We are also staining our rustic pine floors, probably this color. I like the contrast with the cream island.
I would also love a black soapstone counter top or black honed granite (oh, and a money tree growing in my backyard would be nice!)
What do you think? I need help on this one!
















9 comments:

The Country Nest said...

Ahhh, the kitchen island, the center of it all. I redid my kitchen a year ago and we added an island, it had to be custom fit because the kitchen is not all that wide. My cabinets are cream and I have soapstone counters. THe best part is the beverage refrigerator. Hubby has his beers and the grandkids have little drinks, frees up lots of space in the big refigerator...I have a prep sink which is great. I have a picture on my first post. I love mine. Hope this helps~

Rachel H. said...

Those are beautiful!!

marty39 said...

Oh I do love my island. Mine is not too big and just builder bland with sink and dishwasher, but we did put a new granite countertop and it is fabulous, even if the other counters aren't granite. I do have a post of it on my blog. I can't wait to see yours when you redo it. Hugs, Marty

Stacy said...

Hi there! I just placed an order for a family sign of yours on Etsy. I also wanted some custom items so if you could contact me at stacy.theberge@gmail.com that would be great!

PS... We just built a new island. Check it out at www.19butternut.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Stacy

Jill said...

Love them all. Where are those stools from???? Love them.

Claire said...

Haha! No, you're not crazy. I think anyone who loves your sight can agree with me that we women need some change in our lives every now and then! I love your ideas... I am emailing you some favorites I have saved on my computer.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

When we moved into our home almost 3 years ago, it had very very little counter space. We purchased a moveable island on wheels from Lowes. It really give us the storage and prep space we needed. In fact, when we remodeled the kitchen, we kept the portable island instead of getting a permanent island. I did paint it black to contrast with my cream cabinets. I distressed it, but it didn't work since the old white showed through instead of bare wood. So I will put another coat of black on and not distress it.

gabriellebogue said...

Those kitchen islands are looking great. I'm going to buy a new one and i think i'll buy the one that i saw at Ballard Designs.

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