Friday, 26 August 2011

Rustic Country Island

My friend "Miss M.", and her hubby "J" created an awesome country cottage kitchen a couple of years ago.  Painted beadboard, open shelving.  Delightful.  "J" is pretty handy, and made SUPER FANTASTIC maple butcher-block countertops! 
Here is the "old" kitchen:

They are always working on one project or another.  Imagine my suprise when they told me they were re-doing their kitchen......again!  I know!  I know!  There is nothing wrong with it!  Yikes!  This time they splurged for beautiful new shaker cupboards, and created a new island, as well as removing a wall in between the kitchen and diningroom/livingroom.  The beadboard stayed, but where are those maple counters????  I wonder if they will curb them?...I think I should keep an eye out for them.
Here is the new NEW kitchen:

and:  THE ISLAND! 
Includes:  Barnboard, a tree for the footrest,
and look at that chunk of wood for the bartop! 

Lets not forget, NO farmhouse country kitchen is complete without the farmhouse table & chairs:

"J" made the table top too!