While I sit here listening to the pitter patter outside, I am so thankful for the Lord's provision. Not only did we receive some much needed rain over the last couple of days, but He blessed me in the way of a lovely thrifty kitchen island today.
I pulled out the Murphy Oil Soap and got to work. After cleaning it up, I tightened all the bolts holding it together. It's amazing how sturdy this little thing is. I think it cleaned up nicely. There is a little water damage on the lower shelf, but it's hardly noticeable with a basket of clean dishtowels and some nesting bowls on it.
I have been looking for just such an island ever since we moved into our home four years ago. There is just not much counter space or storage, especially in the way of drawers (there are only 3), but that's a story for another day.
What I love is that it is on castors, so I can move it wherever I need it. I'm so excited to get this before the baking season really kicks in. I can't tell you how many times, while making batches of Christmas cookies, I have wished for an extra place just to set down a cookie sheet. Finding this thrifty kitchen island was truly a gift. I may end up modifying it a bit later. But for now, I'm just loving it!
I know it may seem silly to be giddy over an old discarded piece of furniture, but I do feel like the Lord provided it at just the right time. He knows the desires of our hearts. I know He is faithful in the big things of my life, and it makes my heart sing to see His goodness in the small things too. Wishing you a joy-filled Sunday!