Last summer, when I found a vintage workbench at the flea market, I knew it was time to replace our kitchen island with something, well, older.
We had bought our first kitchen island when we moved in to our home 13 years ago, it had evolved from a counter height pub style table into a useable piece of furniture when we added a stock bathroom cabinet,
It even made it through the remodel, getting a coat of paint or two along the way.
But I just wanted something a bit more industrial with more surface area. It seemed like I always ran out of counter space when I was cooking dinner.
So we brought this great find out of storage and swapped it out. The other island got a coat of paint(again) and is going into the kids play space for a craft table.
I love the touch of wood in the space, and the wood itself has such great patina!
We were very lucky the top was in amazing shape.It didn’t have any oil staining or anything else that would make it too gross to use.
And after a light sanding, huge cleaning and sealing it’s perfect.
We still keep our piece of baker’s marble for food prep and hot pans . I would actually like to get a bigger piece now.
It still has a hole from the old clamp. Pretty cool.
I just love the look of the wood and metal and the great patina!