If you remember, a few weeks ago I wrote a post how I love the antique table kitchen island look and that I planned to use one in the Orchard Project. Well over the weekend we (finally!) made some slight modifications to ours and moved it inside!
We still need to raise it about 4 inches to make it the same height as our counters (which, as you will see, still aren’t installed yet). But we wanted to move it into the space first to make sure it was a good fit. And what do ya know, it was!
I had found this table wayyyy back in January at
the only halfway decent antique shop around an antique shop (haha). I was so excited about it back then, but we had nowhere to put it in the meantime so it just sat at the store, and then in our driveway for the better part of 5 months. Then on Saturday Ian walked into the living room and said, “want to move the island in today?” I rarely jump for joy at the idea of moving 500lbs of furniture, but I did!
As I mentioned previously, we still have a little work to do on it, but she’s essentially in place. We will put 4″ wood blocks (probably painted flat black?) on the bottom of each leg to raise it up. Then we will seal the top so it’s safe to eat on. We also want to slightly modify the drawers so they’re easier to use (and safer!) but that’s about it.
The only other change I’m considering is painting the base. I know I will paint it one day (it’s a bit TOO rustic for how the kitchen is coming together), but I don’t know when or what color. I kind of want to leave it as-is and celebrate it’s work-bench history for a little bit while I take my time deciding on the right color. I see this being a fall or winter project, as we have about 1,000 other things to do in the meantime. But until then I’m going to love having this little piece of history in our brand new, modern, kitchen. 🙂