Sometime shortly after we moved into this house, we found this lying by the side of the road (I really wish a had a straight-on pic of it with the drawers in...):
We threw it in the back of the truck and brought it home to use as a changing table/dresser for the boys. After a while running that gig for a year or so, the dresser graduated to the dining room and functioned as a "bar". I needed some extra drawer and counter space and this served the purpose.
(remember, he "Kimed dat"?)
I was dreaming of this beautiful thing, though (go ahead, go look, I want you to compare)... So, for Christmas this year, J made THIS for me!! (and it's now finally finished and in use)
Here are some of my favorite details:
Slide out for my pretty mixing bowls and ramekins
Now all we need are the bar stools!!!
I really want to post more on how we made it all, but I don't have time today! Suffice to say for now, the whole thing cost under $100!! I'm in love with it and it's inspiring me to re-organize my entire kitchen!