Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Island Jr. Is Almost Done But I Need Some Help!




A while back I showed you a picture of a little free standing island my contractor was building for my garbage. Yes, I did say garbage!  I thought I would share with you the progress so far...and I need a little help!

Island without the finish and top.
The walnut top arrived yesterday from DeVos Woodworking in Texas.  We found them online doing a google search for wood tops.  Boy did we get lucky...it's gorgeous!  
The side panels, drawer and door were removed for transporting to the finisher.


The island is going to go right under the pot rack!  No more tall people hitting their heads I promise.  My oldest son likes the pots there because when he comes over he likes to play tunes on them!  One time he came over and almost made soup in one of them.  I said HEY I don't use those! LOL  I drive my family CRAZY I know!  :)  

 Okay now back to business here!  My cabinets are really really white.  So my dilemma is what to do with the finish on the island.  I can only come up with three options.  Option #1 is to finish it white to match my cabinets, option #2 is to finish it white and put a antique glaze on it to bring out the pretty details and option #3 is do it white like my cabinets and live with it for a while and maybe glaze it later. Option #3 will probably cost me more money though.  I looked at a sample Steve had that was a creamy white with a glaze on it.  I loved the combination with the dark top but I think it competes with my very white cabinets. I also had a sage green sample but it did nothing for the dark walnut top. The cabinets being so white are a real pain! 

 This is where you come in. Since becoming a blogger in April I have seen some beautiful furniture makeovers you talented ladies have done.  So I thought who better to ask for help!   I am open to suggestions!  Maybe I should have just bought a trash compactor! :)




Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to read this. 

Have a great day!
Denise




8 comments:

  1. HELLO DENISE...

    WOW ALL THE OPTIONS ARE GREAT!! BUT I WOULD GO WITH OPTION #3!!! AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO HIDE THE YUCKY GARBAGE...LOL GOOD LUCK IM SURE WHAT EVER CHOICE YOU MAKE WILL TURN OUT BEAUTIFUL :)

    XOX~MARI

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  2. Hi Denise, I to would go with option #3. It would feel like a piece of furniture in the room. I like island to be different from the rest of the kitchen. You have a beautiful kitchen:)

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  3. Hi Denise!
    How dare that naughty son try to cook in your fabulous copper pots :-))
    I would choose option #1 - the white cabinets would all coordinate and the wood topper ties in the color of the floor.
    You have the most beautiful kitchen in the world! I SOooooooo need to remodel :-)
    More huggers and smilies,
    Lynn
    P.S. I love the new pic of handsome Brian and sweet angel Jesse.

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  4. Hello Denise,
    WoW!! That is one awesome looking kitchen!! I love your garbage cabinet!! I like option No.1. but I am wondering if maybe the finish should be glazed to "hide" drippy garbage spots which will probably happen.
    I love your playlist! I haven't listened to Barry Manilow in years!! Thanks!!
    Warm hugs, Laura

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  5. Here's another OPTION for you!! LOL!!!

    First off - let me tell you how much I love your kitchen and the other colors in it!!!

    In looking at your Kitchen Photos (and using my Interior Designer eye)...I see alot of Roses and Pink!! I think it would be darling if you brought some of that down to your new island!! Maybe in a stripe - or even in a glaze - with, of course, some roses painted on it.

    Between the stripe, roses and/or glaze, it would "hide" any of the spots Laura (above) mentioned.

    Can't wait to see what you end up doing.

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  6. They all seem like great options. Your kitchen is beautiful!! I love your kitchen table it's so pretty. I chuckled at the thought that people were bumping their heads on the rack.

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  7. Loving everything about your kitchen.How fab is your garbage island!..Loving your music,I actually just let it play over and over again as it was the song (unchained melody) I walked up the wedding aisle too 17 years ago..Thanks for the memories..xx

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  8. Great Blog!!

    Guss says thanks for his birthday wishes!!

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