For you viewing pleasure,
I thought I'd repost a change we did a while back.
Years ago this was our kitchen.
Stained cabinets (which my father made) with a peninsula.
Over the years I changed the doors, added wallpaper,
and painted the cabinets.
This really brighten it up but I still wanted a more opened space soooo...
We chopped off the peninsula!
I even painted my countertops.
Finally we got granite countertops. Looove them!
I also took the doors off of my cabinets.
I did this even before it was popular!
I love the cabinets without the doors.
Another view without the peninsula.
Want to know what we did with the part we took off?
I turned it into an island.
I used it in the kitchen for many years. Of course it was many colors.
But this was the only picture I could find of one of the makeovers. It gave us lots of storage.
But if you know me you know I like to change things around.
Finally it has become a buffet/sideboard in our dining room.
I added a piece across the back with some filigree for interest.
I added bamboo molding around the doors and drawers and bought new hardware.
Of course I painted it a different color. I also added stair spindles on the sides at the front.
It's a great accent piece and still very useful.
It works great for serving buffet style at family dinners and parties.
We call it the Gecko!
It's a fun piece.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last,
the Beginning and the End."