I'm convinced in a past life I was from Sweden because the excitement that stirs in me for a trip to IKEA as if I'm returning to the motherland - is just - inexplicable. It is such a magical place... where, really, dreams come true :)
OK! down to business!! If we decide to cut on costs and not do a custom island NOW (gasp), we could, for the meantime get one of these super snazzy table island storage thingamajigs from IKEA that could act as an island, extra countertop space, storage and maybe we could funkify it with some paint to offset the country kitchen look we are going for. I hear these days that mismatching islands from cabinets is all the rave. I'm not so nuts about it - but what do i know? :) I'm gonna go with the crowd on this one.