Monday, March 28, 2011

Kitchen Island

My kitchen is big considering my house was built in 1933. The only bad part is that there is very little counter space. My handy friend Brady has recently started working in poured concrete. He built me a beautiful island to go front in center in my kitchen. He welded the base out of iron and poured the top out of concrete. Instead of using pebbles as an aggregate in the concrete top, we collected 37 pounds of glass, busted it all up and let it figure out where it wanted to stay. There are a couple of big pieces on top and a lot of tiny ones around the edges and throughout. My favorite is a triangular piece of light blue glass on top. Don't my little owl buddy cookie jars and salt/pepper shakers look right at home? I am loving it! Function, meet form!


  1. this is downright adorable, lindsay!

  2. Fantastic! I'm so jealous and I want one!!!!

  3. Thanks Casey! Lisa, he does good work and I'm sure would give you an idea of price before he did it if you are interested I can get you in touch with him. I am hoping to get matching counter tops to tie my kitchen together soon. I hate my current ones. They are cream which is boring and clashes with the white cabinets and they are that stupid cheap laminate. Gross.