My very favorite is the island that sits in our kitchen. When we were first looking to buy a home I knew I wanted to have a spot in the kitchen for an island. The kitchen in our house is different but there is this big space that was once used for an eat-in kitchen; so we converted it to an area with an island and some more cabinets.
Back then I was getting my inspiration from mostly magazines and I remember seeing an island where the top hung out longer so that seating could be arranged around. I loved that idea – this gave me both the island that I had wanted and I was able to keep the eat-in kitchen. I searched Craigslist and found a used little island and then bought a butcher countertop from Ikea.
The island is my favorite project not only because I love the functionality of the piece but because this is where we spend so much of our time. As an immediate family we spend all our meals around this table. Z is learning (E will too as she grows) that this is how we do dinner as a family; it is a daily tradition. This has become a place where we pray, eat, play, learn, and spend quality time together. I even fold my laundry here. When we have get togethers this is where people congregate. More than how this island looks, I love what the island means for our family and that is why it is my favorite. For moments like tonight where E had her first taste of solid food.
Here are some more pictures of the rest of our kitchen too.