family, knitting, living

Kitchen Island and Spinning Wheel

Amy wanted to see a picture of the new kitchen island.  So, here it is.  I am still crazy about it.  I have re-evaluated my hatred of the black and white tile.  It’s not so bad…now.  I think I will paint the kitchen and maybe tile the backsplash and then just live with the floor.  I can do the painting and the tilework, so it should be a pretty cheap fix and I think I will love my kitchen.  (well, i already love it, i would just love it more)

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In non-kitchen news, I received my spinning wheel yesterday.  I staked out the front porch by sitting in the dining room playing on the computer while waiting on dinner to finish cooking.  I turned on all of the lights in the front of the house and on the front porch.  he UPS man arrived at 6:08 or so.  I had the door open adn my arms out before he got up the steps!  I told him how happy I was that he delivered my spinning wheel….he just grinned….he had no idea what I was talking about!!  Anyway, after dinner me and the girls put the beast together.  It wasn’t too bad, it took about an hour.  I am pretty sure that it would not have taken so long had I not had so much help.  The girls treadled before I gave them baths and put them to bed.  They are really thrilled with the thing.  After they went to bed I stayed up trying to make yarn.  Notice…there are no yarn pictures.  I think I am going to have to practice a lot.  Spinning is not as intuitive as it looks!  Oh well, here’s a picture of my new baby.  Not sure if she will have a name or not. 

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4 responses

  1. I would totally keep the floor!! Love it with the butcher block. I totally agree with the painting…something nice and rich against the light colored cabinets and the black…a cinnamon kinda color perhaps, with a bit more red in it. Will you have to pull the wallpaper down? UGH. I hate having to do that.

    Not much to say about the wheel. I’m still working on knitting the yarn, let alone making it, LOL.

    November 20, 2008 at 7:14 pm

  2. becca

    i was looking at buying one like that too! looked at a drop spindle but christophe said not to bother with it…think he’s picking me a wheel out for christmas! 😉
    good luck with it!
    love the kitchen!

    November 20, 2008 at 11:22 pm

  3. Eric

    I think the natural wood grain of the block and the cabinets provides a nice counterpoint to the floor, keeping it from being too severe. The stools you chose go great with the block, and also tie the black of the floor in with the furniture. That’s a kitchen that looks both functional and also like a good place to hang out. I’m sad I sound so metro.

    November 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

  4. Congrats on the wheel, lady!! It is so cute.

    Smiles,
    Erin

    November 21, 2008 at 6:16 pm