We have an oak kitchen, the kind of oak kitchen cabinets that everyone is painting white these days. I have a love for farmhouse style, and to me white cabinets evoke that laid back country feel. I'm also a sucker for a well constructed piece of furniture, one with the patina of age to its old wood, the kind of patina you can't buy new. Today I found my dream kitchen island, I didn't know exactly what I was looking for, until I found this gem. Our kitchen isn't large, so an old general store counter wouldn't fit--I fell in love with one last year in a Maine antique shop. It was too short in height as well.
Today's antiquing foray was in search for a vintage dresser to convert to a bathroom vanity, but quickly changed when I discovered this tall industrial cabinet. I believe it once held blueprints.
This photo below features a double towel rack on the island, I like this look.
|Vintage French towel racks, which Susan Dossetter added to the antique baker's table .|
This Gatco towel bar would do.
Gatco 4754 Austin 24-inch Double Towel Bar, Bronze $54.
|This picture and description is copied from Miria Killam "The antique oak cabinet, originall made for a French store, is perfect for a collector. Susan Dossetter found the reproduction Windsor chairs in Nantucket and had the table made to work with the chairs and the cabinet. The floor is hand-rubbed wide-plank red oak."|
The kitchen below works well with the stained oak cabinets lower and the painted cabinets above. Where to add that pop of green though...
|Coastal Living's 2011 Beach House|