After months of no luck, I started browsing Pinterest. I seen a couple of ideas using a workbench.
My husband has an assorted variety of workbenches....this may work.
I shared the idea with Mike, and being the sweetheart that he is, he not only donated one of his workbenches to my cause, he made it happen .
I wish I had taken pictures of the before, but I did not.
The workbench top was replaced with boards we had in the barn. Very thick, dirty, rough sawn oak boards. It took a couple days of sanding before they were ready to use. They were old boards as well, and not the most straight, but we made them work. The nice thing about living in an Old Farmhouse is, less than perfect fits right in.
Workbench-free (even originally it was free)
Butcher Block Oil-7.00
16.00 and a new Island.
Mike was really leery about the whole project. You know how it is, you get an idea and you do the work and the end product is not quite what you were hoping for.
Well, I have to say this project turned out better than I expected, and I love my new Island!!
I would like to add some hooks on the island for my cast iron pans. Still looking for the right ones.
I have always wanted an Island Light as well, we threw some ideas around, but ended up buying an island light that was on Clearance. I feel like I have a new kitchen!
I know roosters are "yesterday" with kitchen decor, but with an old farmhouse , roosters are always charming.
It is great to have a kitchen workspace at last.