do, do, de, dooo,
do, do, de, doo,
do, dee, do
(okay, okay, enough of that!!)
((do you know the theme song to "mission impossible??))
(((then sing it in your brain to humor me, as you read this post))
the one good thing about moving from nest to nest is,
you may be fortunate
to have a few lovely kitchens along the way
some of them are the big, gourmet type
some of them are small
and cozy like...
like say ~
the one we have here.
it is one of the smallest i've ever been challenged with
i like to bake,
so i needed a little more counter space...
what to do?
the other feat was,
the color of the walls...
i would have painted them
but as i knew we would only be leasing this home for a short while,
i opted to stretch my design self
and work with it!
i spied this fabulous,
canvas cathedral church print at Marshall's
and knew it was perfect for my space...
loved the blue-green wash the frame had,
and the cathedral stamping
was in a complimenting tone for the wall color!
a week later,
i turned up this wooden candle holder cross
in the same tone...
what are the "odds" of that??
i added a soy candle
and draped a delicate rosary around the wire cup...
and moved on to the island ~
but nothing really stood out for me.
so i pondered awhile...
the movers had damaged a few of our furniture pieces
(i know, i know, DON'T even get me started my dears!!)
one of those pieces was my daughters dresser.
it was about to hit the goodwill doors
i had a vision!
i wish i had taken a before picture
but just imagine two more drawers in this
and it was a sour cream color...
perhaps i could made this work
i know i can!!
so out came the annie sloan chalk paint.
i gave it a base coat of french linen
then a top coat of my perfect white
(which is 2 parts white to 1 part old white)
and you know the drill after that
and then oh and ah!!
you know i gotta have my details,
so this grey, freshwater pearl rosary hangs off of my dish-towel bar
(hubby cut down an actual towel bar to fit the island)
behind this door is my kitchenaid stand mixer.
it didn't fit on the counter as the cupboards were to low.
the arched door is perfect to slide it in or out of!
on the front of the door,
i painted on a grain sack stripe
and then hand painted this fleur de lis...
love, Love, LOVE how it turned out
the first drawer,
houses our silverware and knife board.
and not to worry
as we didn't waste the two other drawers we removed
no sir ree!!
we took off the front board, and cut the 2nd drawer in half
then added a pretty handle
so we could use it for baggies, foil, wraps, etc.
only the very bottom of the 3rd drawer was used to make a sliding,
pull out shelf for dish towels and sparkling water
(gotta have my fizz!!)
my favorite part is the top
oohhhh do i swoon over this top!!!
i order a sheet of zinc counter top
and glued it around the top board piece
a fabulous make over
in a french nordic style:)
let's see that again...
did i mention
how much i LOVE my re purposed kitchen island
specific to my needs??!!!!
what do you think?
sharing this with:
common ground's: vintage inspiration
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
romantic home's: show and tell friday
the charm of home's: home sweet home
ivy and elephant's: what's it wednesday
rooted in thyme's: simple sweet fridays
here's to mission impossible re purposing!!