Want to see our kitchen island? I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. *video*

Last summer I saw a posting on Craigslist. I felt like my teeth were being electrocuted, which is how you know something good is happening.
Or that you are about to have a seizure.

I went to show Paul, and he said– we are definitely not getting a piano.

This is exactly what I was hoping he would say, because who does not love being the one to reveal an exciting plot twist?

I shouted– SURPRISE!
We are DEFINITELY getting a piano!

I thrust my fist into the air to indicate action and piano-getting.

Then I marched up and down the street with my gong, announcing— Here’ye! Here’ye! I SHALL HAVE ALL OF THE GIANT FANCY THINGS.

Also, for the record, only someone who does not read my blog would mistake this for a piano. CLEARLY, this is our kitchen island.

We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Makeshift kitchen / let the remodel mess begin / EXCITING NEWS.

There are three different floors going on in the kitchen/addition.
Surprisingly, this is not the look I am going for.

The floor needs to be the same throughout the two rooms to make both spaces feel as coherent as possible… We are not going to change the roof line or shape of the addition, (although that half bath is getting evicted,) so we want to be sure that we eliminate as much difference/lines of demarcation as we can.

Here is the space before we started exploding everything. You can read an entire post/see a detailed layout of the addition here.

Starting our DIY, old Victorian house’s kitchen remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Out with the old, in with the older — Eastlake bookcase & a video.

Even though I know that the budget is run by a sock puppet government with no real power… for some reason, rather than getting on with the overthrow, I’ve just paced back and forth in front of the embassy, muttering to myself and shaking my fists.


I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST! This antique Eastlake bookcase is the latest of my AMAZING finds.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.