Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Working on our island...

...And now we're one step closer.

You may remember my "island dreaming" a few posts back...Well, we finally bought the solid oak butcher block and I can't wait to cut it to the exact dimensions and install it on our island! (Well actually, although I am not shy of power tools, this is something I'm happy to leave to my husband. I'm too afraid of making a wrong cut!)

Now when I say island, you are probably picturing a cabinet of some sort, smack dab in the middle of the room. Well, as I mentioned in an earlier post, we had to get a little creative! We are in the midst of something that I think is going to be just right for our kitchen!

Here is an up close shot of the butcher block...I just love the wood! It was a darker shade than I had first thought, and I don't want to stain it any darker, SO...I am just going to oil it to seal the wood.

Well, I just wanted to give you a little update on this! I hope you all are having a wonderful week, and enjoying the summer! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)



Fabienne said...

Can't wait to see the end result!

Darlene said...

That is beautiful and I can't wait to see it when it is finished! Hope you are enjoying some beautiful summer days.♥

Amy S. said...

I love your butcher block and am looking forward to seeing it when you're done!
Call me! We need to meet for lunch or dinner soon! :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Measure twice cut once-Or in my case measure 4 or 5 times cut twice~! I always mess it up!
Looking forward to seeing the final project as always!
Hope you are enjoying our beautiful sunshine! Finally!!!!


Liz said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Jenni,
I am happy you enjoyed yourself over at my place!
You are a dear friend with a heart of gold, and you wear your crown perfectly girl. Thank you for noticing the music list, It was your sister who commented that she was going to barrow patti Griffin song!

Jenni I always enjoy your visits :)

Twice Remembered said...

Oh, what a gorgeous slab of butcher block! It's beautiful right now, I can only imagine how pretty it will be after it has been sealed!

Southern Belle said...

Looking forward to seeing the how your island looks once its finished. = )

Blessed Mama said...

Can't wait to see your island...and your lampshade! I ripped apart an old one and haven't gone rummaging for fabric yet, but I will soon. Can't wait to do it. :)

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Oooooh lovely Jenni. You'll love it! We have one. Hope all is well with you and your family. Happy
4th of July!