Oh, uh, hey there. What's up? Long time no see. I know, I GET IT! You'll all be SO GLAD to know that the move is COMPLETE! We are officially in the new house, all is unpacked and decorated and we're moving along. Also, happy to report that Workshop is 5 days away from being completed and I can resume my life as I once knew it. Which frankly, upsets my kids, because they rather enjoy going to Grammas or Aunt Jennys every day and playing with cousins and friends. Whatever......they'll get over it. Right. So anyway, point is, I'll be back to posting and I know you'll all sleep better knowing that. But for realsies, I'm so looking forward to July, since it's my one month a year where I get to do NOTHING. Which means, I will be doing TONS of projects. I mean, I have an entire living room to completely revamp. Look out thrift stores, Ima comin.
Aaaaaand now, back to todays trash to treasure.
It went a little something like this. We looked at this house, we liked this house. We decided to get said house, and then, we GOT this house. I mentioned to my darlingest friend Chris, the builder of all things spectacular that holy crap I need an island. The kitchen is ginormous and is screaming for one. And then I sighed a pitiful sigh, and said, "someday I'm sure I'll be able to find one." He rather foolishly piped up that all I needed to do was find an old kitchen table I liked and some kind of cabinet and he could just whip one up for me. Whaaaaaa? You do NOT tell me such things, 'cause I will jump on that train faster than you can say white on rice! And I did.
I recalled seeing what I thought to be the "perfect" old table at a random goodwill only a few days earlier. I took a chance and drove all the hooty hoo way out there on a Saturday, and lo and behold, that table was STILL there. I took it as a sign. This island was gonna be MINE! So, for 25 bones I got a big old solid table. Next, I meandered over to the local Stardust, which is a store entirely full of crap that is ripped out of houses and you can buy for dirt cheap. I found a fabo drawer unit and snatched it up for 18 little dollars. I was on.my.way people. I promptly got them both home, sanded the bejebus out of that table top, and painted the legs and the drawer unit in a pretty semi gloss black. And there they sat for a couple weeks, on my carport. Finally, Chris came and retrieved them. Then, they sat at his house for awhile longer. FINALLY, under intensive time pressure, he whipped it together in about 12 hours. And today, TODAY......because he loves me so, he delivered my wonderful, fabulous, beautiful kitchen island. It is worth mentioning that they had to completely remove my ENTIRE sliding glass door (I HATE sliding glass doors) in order to get the island in. But, they did it and now it sits gloriously in its place, looking majestic and lovely and PERFECT!!
Huh? you want to see it? Fiiiiiine, if I MUST!
My apologies for being the worlds suckiest picture taker.
The drawers are sooo awesome. Divided on top and SUPER deep on the bottom. Which is a good thing, since I lost my one and only big drawer to the new oven we had to get.
Yeah, totally standard table of the 90's right there. Actually, it looks almost just like my table, only BIGGER.
Prepare yourselves. Because those two pieces became THIS.
Could you just DIE????? Do you love it as much as me? Oh well, it's ok if you don't. But really, this is about as big as you get in trash to treasuring. For somewhere under 100 bucks, I have this beauty and it makes my kitchen so much cooler.
All thanks to THIS guy......
THANKS Chris Dane.....you're the BEST!
And, just because.....