Kitchen Island - Lynn Fern

Kitchen Island

I can't believe it is already Monday night!!  My weekend flew by, and I really intended to post this last night.  I guess when you have a super busy weekend this tends to happen.

I was so excited on Saturday when I got to reveal our door.  We are so in love with the door and enjoy how it has pulled such a fun element into the room.

If you have been reading our "drama" with our kitchen island...herehere, we knew that we needed to start looking for another option.  Honestly what I really wanted was a workbench turned island.  Something that fit the rustic modern look going on.  We have lots of family/friends over for dinner and to play cards.

Last Thursday I ventured out to some of my favorite spots once spring hits to find goodies.  I ended up hitting up a place that I questioned myself if I should go or not.  Well as it turned out...so very happy I did go.

I found this guy -



And, turned it into this....








It is a perfect for our family.  I turned it from green to red with dark Annie Sloan wax to match the door. I had to paint the nuts & bolts back to black. I need to put another coat of wax..but I couldn't wait to show you.  I also need to style it up...not sure if I loving this yet.  It is exactly what we were looking for though, and the best part is we can fit many bar stools around it.  I am looking to get something like these for the side close to the dining table.



And, then these for the side by the kitchen.



I also hit up the Stormville Flea Market Sunday morning in hopes of finding some bar stools...no such luck.  But, I did find this cool little step stool.  The top opens and turns into a little chair :)  So cute and at a great price!!





I thought it looked cute with the island...and that is when I decided to get a couple of backless stools for that side.

Check out this awesome dough bowl....



I swear this guy was taller than I am.  A very hefty price as well :(  When I showed my husband he asked if it was an old bathtub.  I didn't really buy anything at the flea market.  I did get a really cool scale though.

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.

~ Lynn

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26 comments

  1. It looks gorgeous!!! So does the door. What color did you end up using?

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  2. I love the new island! I just love going thrifting and it looks like you hit gold!

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  3. What a beautiful island! And Love the way it compliments the door!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! We love both of them so very much & have been enjoying morning coffee at the island :)

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  4. Hi Lynn,

    So nice to meet you!

    Your island transformation is GORGEOUS!! Love the little red and white chippy stool, too! I can't wait to explore your kitchen and your blog!

    Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment and following you back!

    Poppy

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    1. Hi Poppy... Thank you so much for joining me at my blog. I fell head over heals for that stool the minute I saw it & knew it belonged in my kitchen :)

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  5. I love, love, LOVE the gorgeous island piece! You are finding the most amazing, just right pieces for your amazing home! You have great style!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti. I am having fun finding pieces to do for our home :)

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  6. your island is gorgeous and you really did a great painting job. love the bold color!
    rita

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  7. What an amazing piece! And it looks absolutely perfect in your huge kitchen!!
    Great find,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  8. I popped over from Embracing Change-first time I've been on your blog, I believe.I LOVE how you took that diamond in the rough and turned it into a real jewel. I am VERY fond of the red too. I would never have been able to "see" that after in my mind...you have the vision! I also love that kitchen/great room too...beautiful decorating and stunning home.

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    White Oak Studio Design / Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http//smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (easiest to see furniture here.)

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Donna. Very sweet comment!!
      Lynn

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  9. Gorgeous! and please tell me what paint colour that red is!!! LOVE it!

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    1. Hi Anne - thank you so much. I painted it Glidden Barn Red and waxed it with Maison Blanche dark wax to bring out the darkness.

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  10. That is awesome! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  11. wow, what an amazing find, it looks fabulous in it's new red glory!! great job!!

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    1. Sweet of you Debra - thank you! It was a great find and I almost cried when I found it...for many reasons :)

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  12. The island is fantastic, and I adore that red sliding door! I'm guessing that goes to a pantry?

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    1. Thank you Carol. The red sliding door does go to our pantry. It was the first thing when rebuilding our house that I said I wanted to do..

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  13. I just pinned your beautiful and unique barn door. I love it.

    Bliss

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  14. Stunning Lynn...just awesome!~You really have gorgeous taste. Can you email me when you get a second? micmanno@aol.com. Thanks:)

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  15. great island transformation. The color is magnificient. For what it's worth-jeannie

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