Once we eased in though, we were IN. Our February project was to shorten our island counter top so that the kitchen table actually fit and could seat our family. So on Superbowl Sunday my mom and I replaced the old laminate counter top with a nice butcher block piece from IKEA. Solid wood and a great color, I love it.
Once I did that, BFF-H suggested painting the backside with chalkboard paint. I just happened to have some of that in my basement from painting some pillars in my classroom last year, so I did it.
My kitchen doesn't allow for great shots of the island, but here's what I could get.
I know it's blurry, but it was taken before I got my new camera. Bottom line is, it's amazing, and my kitchen is SO much more open now. So just imagine away the blur and love it like I do.