When we found our island it was being used as a counter for a cute little shop. It was perfect and just the focal point the house needed. We eat there everyday but things have changed.
The butcher-block top does not hang over so it's not really intended to have chairs pulled up to it. That worked just fine for us, but if your only three feet tall it does not work at all. Without that overhang our little one can't tuck her legs under and is too big to be using her highchair.
So the search is on for a new kitchen island. This has not been an easy task! Especially because the one we have now was found for such a great deal.
Of course I have pictures of islands I think would work with a little tweaking, all very different....
I love the open feel of this one but would hate to lose the storage.
I think this one from Annie Brahler is so unique and pretty. I love the legs and color but the shape wouldn't work for us. Stay tuned to see what we come up with without breaking the bank. Wish us luck!