When we first moved into our house the counter tops were all Corian. They weren’t in bad condition, we just had a vision for the look we wanted with granite so we decided to renovate the kitchen, actually it was my husband who decided to renovate the kitchen. It wasn’t on our original list of things to renovate right away but one day Ry got a wild hair and started ripping out countertops and things snowballed from there!
When we had the cabinets painted, I wanted to set the island a part from the cabinets in a way so I chose to have it painted black. No, I didn’t do the cabinets myself…we hired a professional and because we had so many other projects going on at the time and a baby, I’m still happy we hired it out. The cost to get granite to cover our huge island was almost as much as the granite counter tops – so we searched for a more unique, cost effective approach. A couple of things we did when we renovated the island: replace the top (duh) and we adjusted the size. I felt like the size was just too big and we didn’t really need it to be huge. So we pared down a bit. This meant taking off the overhang where barstools would fit.
We decided to have a top made for the island that would be similar to our farmhouse table top in the dining room, and it has been beautiful! But between dogs and kids, its just gotten really beat up. The wood was just so soft, not necessarily meant for a daily gathering place that gets a ton of wear and tear. And that’s just what it is, a gathering space. When friends come over we find ourselves standing at the island chatting. When kids want to be close to mom or dad while we cook, they sit at the island and chatter away. It really doubles as a family table. Right now there is only room for one stool at the bar, and that was great two kids ago. Now, we have two who argue over who gets to sit there and one who will be competing for her chance to sit there very soon. We need a space for three barstools.
Enter KC Furnishing Co. – Using vintage cargo wood and they create one of a kind furniture built to last generations. My father in law’s shop is located inside of RE in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, so we hauled the kids downtown last weekend to grab some samples from him to bring home.
We brought them home and have made our final selection! But I’m not sharing exactly which one just yet. Stay tuned to see what we end up selecting and the final photos!
In the meantime, go on over to check out KC Furnishing Co. on Instagram and Facebook.