May 15, 2021

Island Girl...

Brynwood Needleworks - Father and #2 Son

It began with a conversation with our younger son. He's a carpenter who has flipped homes over the past few years. We approached him about installing a kitchen island for us...and while he was at it, one other cabinet next to the range. 

The project began on Thursday morning, when #2 son brought in all the cabinetry and hardware. Handsome and I ordered custom countertops from a company who produced all the millwork for the home we built seventeen years before we moved to Florida. When it came time to choose the wood, you'll never guess what one of the choices was...
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Hickory Butcher Block Detail
 
HICKORY!!!
 
We got the phone call to tell us the countertops were done and ready to be picked up. Handsome drove down to get them, and when the counters arrived, I was beside myself. They're sooo pretty! You've got to know we'd jump at the "hickory" option.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Our Own Talented Carpenter (Our Son)
 
I took a photograph of our hard working, family oriented, talented carpenter. He's our younger son, who flipped homes with his wife for quite a while. He really knows what he's doing!
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Completed Island
 
As the project completed (for now), the sun came shining in the hall window. The island cabinet, countertop and hardware were the focus of this project. I have thoughts about what's next. We purchased cabinets reminiscent of a china cabinet, but that's all I'm going to say for now.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - More To Come!
 
So, every morning we'll come downstairs to this view (for now). I can't stop smiling! I still need to paint the primered beadboard and trim edges, but otherwise it's finished! I'm so happy. Now, I'm an island girl!

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15 comments:

  1. Now that song is in my head!
    The island is beautiful.
    You have a talented son!
    Can't wait to see the cabinets.
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn:
      hee hee. You got my reference, then. When I first started blogging, I always tried to think of a song title as my post title. I only do it occasionally now. lol

      He sure is a godsend. Our elder son and grandson were our muscle on Saturday to get the rest of the cabinets home and into the garage, where I'll paint them before they're brought into the house. We're blessed, indeed.
      Have a restful Sunday, dear.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to have such a talented (and handsome!) son...your new island is beautiful. And how meant-to-be it is to be able to have the hickory top!!

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    1. Hi Maggie:
      I agree. He did most of the reno on the farmhouse before we ever moved back from Florida. We're so grateful for his talents and generosity. I'm over the moon about the hickory counters, too!
      Thanks for your note.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. Oh it is beautiful! Love your kitchen!

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  4. Sweet son lovin’ on his parents. And a new island. Life is good. You are blessed. It’s beautiful!

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    1. I agree, Charlene:
      We're blessed indeed.
      Thanks!
      xoxo
      Donna

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  5. Love the island ~ hickory (perfect!), beadboard and the pulls. Is that Repose Gray on your walls? Very nice.

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    1. Hi Bonnie:
      Thanks so much. YES! (Good catch!) Repose Gray walls, and Ibis White trim. The cabinets (not in the kitchen yet) will be "London" from Heirloom Traditions Paint. It's a darker version of the Repose Gray. I think I'll be working on them this week.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  6. Love your new island! It is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelly! We got a chance to use it today (after a light finish sanding and two coats of hot, food-grade mineral oil). It's wonderful to finally have a counter, and one this large, at that!
      xoxo
      Donna

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  7. Love love love your new island in the kitchen. You will get lots of use out of it.

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  8. Love your new kitchen island, your son is very clever! My father was a carpenter.

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Blessings, Donna