When we remodeled our vintage kitchen, we decided to keep the old original tall cupboards and details, but we did change the flow of the floor plan which allowed for some great space in the center for a large island.
I try to work with the existing in a house and incorporate the modern touches we all love to have ,while keeping the history and charm and elegance. Thankfully, by changing the flow of the kitchen and hallway, we were able to create some space and we didn't have to touch the long bank of original 1940 cupboards!
I was so excited to find this gorgeous farmhouse style island- it's new but has a great old appeal.
Two drawers on one side and two false drawers on the other and it also has a huge section underneath with two shelves and doors that open from either side.
A wood butcher block top and chunky, turned, detailed legs.
I changed the original knobs out for glass knobs for antique appeal.
The black painted finish stands our on the island against the white cupboards.
I also love that the granite countertops are different from the wood island top.
Of course, the chandelier makes the space above the island!
For more on the kitchen remodel- see French Country Kitchen post.