My Cameron-Made Kitchen Island

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Inbetween all the other projects he's been working on for the arrival of our babe, my amazing husband also built this beautiful island for our teeny kitchen! I'm in love with it. 

He built it out of reclaimed wood, included a wine rack {but of course!!}, a bottom shelf for dishes and mason jars of homemade granola, a butcher block top that I can cut on, built-in wheels to easily move around, and two pull-out shelves to either eat on or use as extra space to chop. Since the majority of our house is soft neutrals, we painted it in bright cobalt blue, a color found all over the island. 


I would call 'Interior Decoration' anything we do with the place where we are living for any length of time at all. Here, wherever it is, is your spot. This place should be expressing something of yourself. It should be communicating something of you to your visitors, but it should also satisfy something within you. You should feel 'at home' here, because you have made it home with something of yourself.  
~ Edith Shaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking


44 comments:

  1. He's such a handyman - I'm impressed by his woodworking skills. :) Did he carve the crescent-shapes in the wood for the wine rack himself? I'm intrigued - I know nothing about building stuff.

    It is great - I love the colors you chose, and I love the handle on the pull-out shelf.

    Raechel

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he did do that! Though.. I have absolutely zero idea how! Ha. (;

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  2. Amazing!!! It's perfect, and so beautifully made! Where can I order one? ;-)

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    1. Thanks MG! I'll tell him you said so. Haha, in the future when he isn't working 80+ hours a week you can order one (;

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  3. Amazing! You have the neatest home full of so much love!

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  4. How cool! Looks beautiful and i abolutely LOVE the colour!!! Such a clever man you've got ;)
    Close to meeting your babe... cant wait to hear when... waiting in anticipation!
    All the best again!
    XXX Robyn (SA)

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    1. Ooof ME TOO! I hope he stays put for another week or so to be full term and after that I'm hoping he makes his arrival! Thanks for being excited with us!! (:

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  5. Get out of town, this is so lovely!

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  6. That Cameron - talented man he is :)

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  7. Beautiful kitchen island, truly beautiful. I wish My boyfriend could be this talented for carpentry!!!

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  8. I sent this to my hubs!!! (:

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  9. Wow! The knobs are adorable! Lucky girl! I hope you have many fun times prepping on this lovely island!

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  10. That kitchen island is perfection!!! Cam should sell his projects for a living ^_^
    oh and i think the blue is the perfect pop of color in a house of neutrals!!
    xoxo,
    www.inspirationsparks.com

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  11. oh my gosh that island is adorable!! he is just a wonderful handyman!

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  12. Oh man! If only "Paula Dean" was as handy with a saw as he is with a spatula!! :) That is lovely -- Pottery Barn eat your HEART OUT!!
    MISS YOU -- and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys to meet baby M!
    PS. I did over a thousand.
    love, lanneybear

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    1. Haha, Timmybear IS handy with a spatula! and an espresso maker.
      PS. Milk was a bad idea.

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  13. That's amazing!! I want one too Cam! I love the colour as well :)

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  14. Wow that is amazing! I love that he thought of the wine rank too!

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  15. Wow!! Way to go Cam - that looks amazing!

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  16. Um, that is unreal. I so wish that my husband or I had that talent! At our last house, we needed more counter space so badly, but didn't want to buy one of the expensive ones because it was only a temporary rental. I mean I would buy that island.

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  17. Love. Absolutely love. This look amazing!! AND I love the blue color! It is welcoming, fun, and inviting! The quote that you mention by Edith is one of my FAVORITES!! :) Thanks so much for sharing your sweet kitchen and the talent of your hubby!
    :) Have a lovely day sweet friend!
    :) Rebecca

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! You too!!

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  18. That looks amazing! We'll be leaving our house soon for a long sailing trip, but I'm definitely putting something like that on my wishlist for my next house! It's so wonderful to have a handy husband, isn't it? :)

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  19. That is just SO PERFECT - it's beautiful. He did a great job!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I'll tell him!!

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  20. Oh wow! I love all the details he put into it!

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  21. Oh my goodness! It turned out so well - I can't imagine something more you :) And I love the color you guys chose, adds such a cheery pop. He's a keeper!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  22. cam is really making grant look useless right now. but seriously, this is beautiful. well done cam. enjoy having dishes on that bottom level as long as you can.

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  23. How lucky you are to have such a crafty husband! You have the most beautiful collection of homemade pieces!!!

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    1. Thank you! I agree - I am the luckiest.

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  24. Wow, you do have a handy man on your hands! That's amazing, it looks like something I would pick up from Ikea. Good job Cam!

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  25. oh I love it! Looks like you styled it for Williams & Sonoma too...lovely!

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    1. Haha, that was legitimately my snack (: But thank you!!

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  26. wow he is talented!

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    1. HE IS!! Thanks, Gaby!!

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  27. i love love love love LOVE this!!!!!!! the bright blue color is amazing!! (:

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  28. Wow! That is impressive, he could give Bob Villa a run for his money. It's beautiful and I especially love the blue you picked.

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  29. can i move in with you? or at least have you and Cam come decorate my house?

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