I saw an antique general store counter advertised for sale around the time I was planning our kitchen and considered buying it, but it was so far away and I was so busy, that it really wasn’t feasible to spend an entire day to go pick it up. Plus, to be honest, even though I loved the look of it, this island would be a workhorse for the function of the kitchen so I was a little concerned with it only offering all open shelving for storage. What we really needed were drawers for frequently used storage. Every time I would look it up on my phone, though, I felt an emotional pull toward it.
Do you ever do that? Buy something based solely on how it makes you feel, without really thinking it through?
Though I did love the way that antique store counter looked, it was clear that new cabinetry would be the most user friendly and offer the best function for our kitchen. Could I instead get a similar look and feel by using that vintage piece to give me an antique inspired kitchen island yet use only new cabinets?
Here is the antique inspiration: