We brought our kitchen island from The Farmhouse when we moved to Pineapple House five-and-a-half years ago. Ron had made it from wood that came from a chicken house on his parents' farm, so it had special meaning to us, but it didn't really work well in this kitchen, as much as we wanted it to.
|The island in the Pineapple House kitchen.|
Happy ending for the island: Kati and Andrew had the perfect spot for the island in their kitchen, so Ron and Bekah hauled it down South when they came to meet Baby Ellie! (Kati plans to paint the base another color to better blend in with their own things, but she's been a little busy the past few months. ~wink~)
|The island in its new home: Kati's kitchen.|
In July, I came home from my weeks at Kati's to an empty space in the kitchen and there were plans for Ron to build a kitchen table. But a few days later, I found this antique pine hutch table and the four ladderbacks on Facebook Marketplace for an amazing price! I texted Ron at work and he texted back, "Go for it!"
It is the table I have always wanted! I loved a hutch table the first time I ever saw one in Country Living magazine. When we were raising our family, we needed a bigger table and there was nowhere to put a smaller one (just because I liked it). But now we have the perfect space for it, and it suits our needs here much better than the island did.
- The three of us eat many of our meals here.
- There are comfortable places to sit for those who want to hang out with the cook. (We had a couple of bar stools for the island, but there was nowhere to put your legs.)
- At Pineapple House, the main function of the island was serving (mostly hors d'oeuvres), and I can easily serve from the table.
- It actually feels more spacious at this end of the kitchen.
I am head-over-heels for this table! And I thank the Lord for this gift!