(Note: This was for Baby A's first birthday party -- a ladybug theme. I did not live with black polka dotted walls all the time!)
See that kitchen island above? Hideous!! Absolutely hideous!! My kids loved using it for drawing and we used it for food prep, but it took up a huge chunk of walking space in my house. It was builders grade and falling apart. When Baby G. had her birthday party this summer, we needed more space. 18 kids + rain + a small house = chaos! Hubby moved the island out to the garage and we collectively breathed a sigh of relief. The house seemed so much bigger! And our gorgeous new cherry floors became the focal point.
However, when we moved the island out of the kitchen we lost storage space and a place to set food during our various parties. I knew I wanted something smaller and more vintage (I'm working on a farmhouse-feel for the kitchen). Hubby and I started scouring Craigslist and local antique stores, looking for the perfect sideboard. At the end of July, I found this:
And this is what it looks like under my new chalkboard: