Some time ago, Mr Farmer decided we needed an island in our kitchen. I had never been a fan of kitchen islands because all I knew of them was that they had wheels and rolled. I had no use for such a thing in my way. My kitchen was big enough and had enough counter space. I didn't need more.
But I decided to give it a try. We put our recycling, redemption, and garbage cans in it. Over the past years it has become indispensable. The one we were using was just cheaply and quickly made to see if I would like it.
Now, with the kitchen re-do, we decided to build a new one. One that was sturdier and larger and much prettier. We both worked hard on it. We glued up some hickory boards we had for the counter top and built the base. In the end, it was almost too heavy to lift, even without the counter top on it.
Here it is.
It is just beautiful. The counter top has so much character and I love the beauty of wood! The cabinet was antiqued using my usual methods but in a black color. And I used antique spoons again for the handles. One side has the doors and houses the same garbage, recycling, and redemption cans. The other side is where our stools go.