The last couple years my brother, my sister-in-law and my nieces have been facing one challenge after another. Coming out successfully from one only to be hit with another. My SIL has always loved country chic so when she started talking about redoing their kitchen, I offered to make them an island. I wanted to give them a little sunshine on the dark periods they were experiencing.
I had a child size oak desk that had the pullout shelf and a few drawers I thought would work well. It needed some storage so I added an old maple gable legged table to the bottom. I found some sexy legs that added the extra height it needed. I painted it Antique white and heavily distressed it. My SIL loves NYC so I lined the drawers with pictures of New York.