I thought I should show you my kitchen since it's clean for the first time in months. The 2 sweetpeas and their mommy are coming for Thanksgiving. All four of our kids will be here for the first time in probably 10 years. We're so happy about that. Anyway here's the kitchen. It still needs trim under and above the cabinets, end pieces and the baseboard. Also the window trim is missing.I knew I wanted a kitchen island but wasn't too sure about the size or position. I was given this unit to try and I've decided to keep it. It has a butcher block top and some storage. By the way, it's from K Mart.I saw this idea in one of Mary Englebreit's kitchens. Only her rolling pins were in a painted flower pot. This crock came from my grandmother. I used to buy these rolling pins for 2 or 3 dollars. Not anymore. I have a big walk in pantry which I love. On the opposite wall there will eventually be floor to ceiling food storage. We added a counter so that I could keep big appliances like the food processor plugged in and ready to go. But not this appliance. Nope. This kitchenaide mixer stays in the kitchen with me. It's out where I can love it and admire it. My friends come over and covet it. The mister gave it to me for Christmas a couple of years ago.