Anyway, it had been so long (before Christmas to be exact) that we had started working on replacing the island. This is what it looked like before:
|I know.......it was pretty bad!|
"Where there's a will there's a way"! Right?!
I am so happy to say that the above is gone!
It has been replaced with this:
The island top was made from raw, walnut lumber that was cut down off our property about 6 years ago and had been "curing" for all those years. It was taken to a woodworking shop to be "planed" and made into what you see above. Because of an unheated building in winter weather, there were a couple of problems which delayed the finishing of it for several weeks. It became a joke between my husband and I. "Island? What island? Oh, THAT island!" It's so good to be able to laugh about things, isn't it?!
I removed the doors and just have open shelving. Also another thing that has started is the pressed on plastic has started coming off. This is what happened to the drawers here on the island.
Anyway, we are happy with the way it has turned out. There are a couple of more things still to do. One is to put a corbel on each end and two in the on the side opposite the drawers. We were thinking of putting legs on it, but don't think that is going to work. I'm happy with it the way it is! More pictures:
I'm linking with Beneath My Heart's DIY party.