Friday, October 21, 2011

New kitchen additions...

I have searched high and low, purchased and returned...kitchen islands.
So I finally found one on craigslist...I guess how much?? $60. SCORE! Thanks again craigslist!!
I was so excited, especially since this island is the one I have been wanting but it is $200 at IKEA.
So here it is in our kitchen, and we LOVE it!


It really is the PERFECT size, and I love having the butcher block to cut on.




 Also I wanted to have a little breakfast area our kids could eat their cereal at in the morning or do their homework at after school. So I picked up a table at West Elm with my Design Dollars, and made our little sitting area, a new little breakfast nook.







Now I just need to find something to put above it, but what do you think?
Table- Free (design dollars)
Chairs- $80 for the set of 4 at overstock

Turned out pretty cute!




10 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both areas look fabulous. I love the cowhide rugs too. They are wonderful. Congrats on such frugal shopping. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. Chic said...

I love your butcher block island - great spaces!! So fun you put a cow hide rug in the kitchen! :)

Anonymous said...

I really want to try this on my fake butcher block laminate counters and backsplash. I was wondering how you were able to do the edges of the counters. Were they poured over a bit in the frame or smoothed over with a trowel?
We're planning on selling our house in the next year and are trying to make a lot of updates so I'm hoping to save money ever place I can! Thanks so much for this post! I can't wait to show my hubby!! :)

Anonymous said...

What did you use for the back splash in the kitchen? Thank you!!

Kayla S. said...

I just saw your blog on the concrete counter tops and I have a question.How did you get the concrete on the edges of the counters?

Teri Mason Photography said...

I'm interested in the concrete countertops. Saw the post on another blog - can you explain how your hubby did the edges? And could this be done over laminate? I have rounded edges, that might make it difficult… Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

For those asking about the edges I found this link: http://designstocker.blogspot.com/2011/08/concrete-countertops.html

Peggy Judd said...

Cassidy I LOVE your concrete countertops! I've read and taken notes from your tutorial--I have a lot of the same questions as those who wrote the 35 comments at the end of that blog. Where can I go to read your answers??

(I want to know about dying the concrete, applying around the sink, applying over laminate, etc)

Thank you in advance!
Peggy

Peggy Judd said...

(I'm adding this bc I forgot to indicate I want an email when you reply ☺️)

Jennifer MacArthur said...

Your kitchen looks great! How did you do the backsplash?

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